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January 2021

The Manderley Collective presents Leila Chatti and Elizabeth Powell

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Manderley Collective presents an online reading and Q&A with Leila Chatti and Elizabeth Powell. Register here: https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtd-6tqj0jEtAw93LunZG70_ZQyOmtr9uu

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The Black Matter Is Life: Poetry for Engagement and Overcoming – Love, Love, Love, feat. Jericho Brown

January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

From the organizers: "Join us this winter for a virtual series of public conversations entitled, The Black Matter is Life: Poetry for Engagement and Overcoming. In this series, we will explore and discuss the rich tradition and innovation found in African American poetry. Poetry is a powerful art form, one that offers profound insights into what it means to be human. Through the creative, succinct, and melodious use of language, poets render into words their joys, their challenges, their vulnerabilities,…

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The Santa Cruz County Community Writers Series presents Ellen Bass

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST

From the organizers: Ellen Bass’s most recent poetry book is Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Her poems appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and other journals. Among her awards are Fellowships from the NEA, the California Arts Council, three Pushcart Prizes, and The Lambda Literary Award. In 1973, she coedited the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks!, and her nonfiction includes the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal. A Chancellor of the Academy of American…

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100 Boots Poetry Series presents Nathaniel Mackey and Natalie Shapero

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

From the organizers: "This free program will be hosted on Zoom; registration is required. The 100 Boots Poetry Series presents readings by a range of emerging and established writers from St. Louis and across the United States. 100 Boots is organized by Ted Mathys, poet and educator at Saint Louis University. Mathys will host a virtual discussion and reading with poets Nathaniel Mackey and Natalie Shapero. A selection of their books are available courtesy of Left Bank Books at left-bank.com. "Blue…

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Lit Youngstown presents Philip Metres, Kevin Carey, & Kim Roberts

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Lit Youngstown presents a celebration of three poets and their new books, streaming live on Lit Youngstown's YouTube channel. Tune in for a reading and conversation with Philip Metres, Kevin Carey, and Kim Roberts. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSU2yQJz2gpHQWwdMAfrWzw

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February 2021

Winter 2021 Launch Party Livestream: Natalie Shapero, Alex Dimitrov, & Erin Belieu

February 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Join Copper Canyon Press for a livestream launch party reading in celebration of our winter 2021 season of books! Natalie Shapero, Alex Dimitrov, and Erin Belieu will read from their new collections, followed by a Q&A with viewers. Access is free. We’ll also share the livestream from our Facebook Page, and a link to the event recording will be available here on our website. Our partnering bookseller for the Launch Party Livestream series is the Seattle-based Estelita's Library—a Black/Brown-owned community bookstore…

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Unbound Book Festival presents Poetry and Prayer, feat. Jericho Brown

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

From the organizers: "Featuring Jericho Brown, Molly McCullly Brown, Alicia Jo Rabins, with moderator Rev. Molly Housh Gordon If, as Mary Oliver declared, attention is the beginning of devotion, then many poems are akin to prayer. But for those poets steeped in liturgical traditions or marked by celestial yearnings, that connection is more direct. The poets on this panel will discuss poetry’s relationship to prayer, as well as to other religious vocalizing, such as chants, hymns, koans, and mantras. Moreover,…

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NBF Presents: Secrets of the South, feat. Jericho Brown, Tayari Jones, and Deesha Philyaw

February 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

From the organizers: "Join National Book Award–honored authors Jericho Brown (The Tradition, 2019 Poetry Finalist), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage, 2018 Fiction Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, 2020 Fiction Finalist) for a conversation on Southern literature and how Black writers are redefining stereotypes of the South, one poem, story, and secret at a time. Moderated by Kiese Laymon, author of, most recently, Heavy: An American Memoir." Streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjAJDxQwyrObh-ph3OZtng

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April 2021

Unbound Book Festival Keynote, feat. Jericho Brown and Tracy K. Smith

April 23

From the organizers: "Panelists: Jericho Brown and Tracy K. Smith Join us for an unforgettable evening when we welcome these two beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning poets in conversation to conclude Unbound's sixth festival." Access link will appear here: http://www.unboundbookfestival.com/keynote-event

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Seattle Arts and Lectures presents Natalie Diaz

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Seattle Arts and Lectures presents a reading and conversation with poet Natalie Diaz, moderated by Laura Da'. Tickets are available for in-person attendance and online viewing, or online viewing only. Tickets here: https://lectures.org/event/natalie-diaz/

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