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August 2021

The Frost Place presents Formalist Track: Freedom and Form, a Poetry Seminar directed by Patrick Donnelly

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 6 @ 12:00 pm EDT
$600

The Frost Place presents Formalist Track: Freedom and Form, a 2021 Poetry Seminar directed by Patrick Donnelly, from August 1-6, 2021 online via Zoom. From the organizers: Now Accepting Applications! As always, you’ll have access to instruction from our world-class faculty, focused attention on your work, and the vital exchanges of peers in workshop. Our goal is to support, refresh, and inspire you. Spend five days with a select community of poets exploring your artistic work in the context of…

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The Life of Poetry: An Online Workshop with Ellen Bass & Frank X. Gaspar

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - August 6 @ 12:00 pm PDT
$1560

The Life of Poetry: An Online Workshop, August 2-6,  with Ellen Bass & Frank X. Gaspar From the organizers: If you want to write images like that “glint of light on broken glass”—precise, clear, and immediately arresting—please join Ellen Bass and Frank X. Gaspar at the online The Life of Poetry Workshop. We’ll craft poems that combine compelling detail with complex thought to create work that is more powerful, authentic, courageous and memorable than you’ve ever written before. We will…

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Rain Taxi presents Rita Dove in conversation with Jericho Brown

August 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT

Rain Taxi presents Rita Dove in conversation with Jericho Brown on August 3 at 5:30 p.m. Central time via Crowdcast. From the organizers: In her first book of new poems in twelve years, acclaimed poet Rita Dove investigates the vacillating moral compass guiding America’s, and the world’s, experiments in democracy. Deftly connecting history’s grand exploits to the triumphs and tragedies of individual lives—a trademark of the writer the Boston Globe has called “perhaps the best public poet we have”—and alternating poignant meditations on mortality…

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Book Passage presents Anthony Veasna So’s AFTERPARTIES: A Tribute Panel

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

Book Passage presents Celebrating the Publication of Anthony Veasna So's Afterparties: A Tribute Panel, an online event featuring panelists Bryan Washington, Monica Sok, and Mira Jacob, on August 7 at 4 p.m. Pacific time. From the organizers: Sat., August 7, 2021 • 4:00pm PT • Live • Online Panelists include: Bryan Washington, Monica Sok, and Mira Jacob Moderated by Alex Torres Excerpt of Afterparties read by Anthony Veasna So’s sister, Samantha So Lamb This event will be broadcast live and does not require…

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Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference presents “White Elegies: On Whiteness and Cultural Appropriation in Poetry” with Paisley Rekdal

August 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
$25

Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers' Conference presents "White Elegies: On Whiteness and Cultural Appropriation in Poetry," a virtual lecture by Paisley Rekdal on Aug. 12 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT). From the organizers: Join us for “White Elegies: On Whiteness and Cultural Appropriation  in Poetry,” with Paisley Rekdal. Financial aid is available for the Lecture Series; contact us for more information at blwc@middlebury.edu. Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/BLWC_Rekdal/register

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Brooklyn Poets presents Craft Lab: Nonsense and Senselessness with Jericho Brown

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
$125

Brooklyn Poets presents Nonsense and Senselessness, a Craft Lab with Jericho Brown, on August 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. EDT online via Zoom. From the organizers: Former Poet Laureate Rita Dove says that “poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” Yet many readers still struggle to understand the meanings of poems. In this craft lab, we’ll dive into what’s going on when we read a poem and think, “That doesn’t make sense.” Looking at examples of…

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Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference presents “A Belief in Angels: Joy in Poetry” with Victoria Chang

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
$25

Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers' Conference presents "A Belief in Angels: Joy in Poetry," a virtual lecture by Victoria Chang on Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. (EDT). From the organizers: What is a poem of joy? Or a line of poetry that evokes joy? In this talk, we’ll think through what joy means, what a poem of joy might look like, and how a poem of joy might affect its readers. In the process, we’ll look at poems by various poets…

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Hudson Valley Writers Center presents An Evening of Prose with Paisley Rekdal & Carol Edgarian

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

The Hudson Valley Writers Center presents An Evening of Prose with Paisley Rekdal & Carol Edgarian on August 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. EDT via Zoom. From the organizers: This reading will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed at the time of registration and again on the day of the reading. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email admin@writerscenter.org with any questions.) Donations toward the readers’ honoraria are greatly appreciated. Paisley…

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Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference presents “Debut Books of Poetry: Notes on Sounding Like Yourself” with Brenda Shaughnessy

August 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
$25

Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers' Conference presents "Debut Books of Poetry: Notes on Sounding Like Yourself," a virtual lecture by Brenda Shaughnessy on Aug. 20 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT). From the organizers: You’ve immersed in flow, process, form, revision, workshop, submissions, and now—what will/could all that creative and administrative energy add up to? What are the hallmarks, conventions, and pitfalls of the debut collection? How can a book “sound like” its author? This talk explores the elements of and issues around…

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The San Diego Union Tribune presents Festival of Books feat. Arthur Sze

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT

The San Diego Union Tribune, August 21 at 10 AM - 5 PM PDT, presents Festival of Books feat. Arthur Sze From the organizers: The single-day virtual festival brings together book lovers of all ages, independent book sellers, authors, poets, illustrators and local businesses to celebrate the written word. Enjoy the event virtually -- or in person at a location yet to be announced. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-san-diego-union-tribune-5th-annual-festival-of-books-tickets-144685631619

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