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September 2020

Elliott Bay Book Company presents Aimee Nezhukumatathil and John Freeman

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

From the organizers: "If things go as we imagine this might, this evening’s program will feature Aimee Nezhukumatathil, one of the most vital poets of her generation, doing this virtual reading program with her first book of prose, the dazzling, animated book that is World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments (Milkweed).  She, presumably at home in Mississippi, will be joined by John Freeman, whom we think will be linked in from London. Most known for extraordinary…

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Poems of Hope & Resilience featuring Ellen Bass, Tess Taylor, Nikia Chaney, Molly Fisk, Patricia Smith, and more.

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

A reading to benefit the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Fire Response Fund, featuring Ellen Bass, Tess Taylor, Nikia Chaney, Molly Fisk, Patricia Smith, Janel Spencer, David A. Sullivan, and Gary Young. Suggested donation is $10. Register here: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrduCprz0sGdP9ce098ydIkeL68W2oJCCa

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Cuyahoga County Public Library presents A Conversation with Philip Metres

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

From the organizers: "Join us on Facebook Live for a conversation with author Philip Metres and Karen Long of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. This event will be broadcast live at facebook.com/cuyahogalib/live. A Facebook account is not required to view the program." Watch here: facebook.com/cuyahogalib/live

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The 39th Northern California Book Awards with finalist Matthew Zapruder

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

From the organizers: "Celebrate the Bay Area’s vibrant literary scene. This event will simultaneously broadcast on the SF Public Library YouTube. For accommodations, call 415-557-4557 or contact marti.goddard@sfpl.org. Requesting 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability." Register to attend via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qhzjQX25R8-rd3C2QC7yTg

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Wild and Precious Life Series presents Alison C. Rollins, Jacqueline Balderrama, Dominique Christina, and C. Russell Price

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

The Wild and Precious Life series presents an online reading with Alison C. Rollins, Jacqueline Balderrama, Dominique Christina, and C. Russell Price. Watch here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81837002743

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Lift Every Voice: 250 Years of African American Poetry featuring Jericho Brown, Nikki Finney, Sonia Sanchez, Tyehimba Jess, and more

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

From the organizers: "Library of America, in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, presents the launch of Lift Every Voice, a nationwide celebration of the 250-year-long African American poetic tradition. The celebration is anchored by the publication of the anthology, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, edited by poet and Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young. The evening will feature poets Nikky Finney (Love Child's Hotbed of Occasional Poetry), Sonia Sanchez (Shake Loose My Skin: New and…

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Blue Flower Arts presents a Master Class with Jericho Brown

September 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
$85

From the organizer: "In this 90-minute virtual master class, poet and educator Jericho Brown will lead you through a set of unconventional exercises he's designed to keep your ears open and your fingers moving. Brown believes there is a profound relationship between reading poetry and writing it. He will lead our virtual gathering through focused readings, discussions, and recitations of the work of several poets whose examples will help us hone our own writing. This master class will also feature exercises for writing your own duplex poem—a…

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Wisconsin Book Festival presents Leila Chatti and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

From the organizers: "Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Program in Creative Writing, this edition of Wisconsin Wednesdays features UW Alumnae Rowan Hisayo Buchanan for her new novel, Starling Days, and Leila Chatti for her new poetry collection, Deluge." Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/starling-days--deluge/register

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UA Distinguished Visitor Series in Creative Writing presents Philip Metres

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT

The University of Arizona Distinguished Visitor Series in Creative Writing presents an online reading with Philip Metres. Register here: https://arizona.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WC2fXUcmQDm7ZROLlZHU-Q

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Academy of American Poets presents Books Noted Live: Tyree Daye & Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

From the organizers: "Join the Academy of American Poets for Books Noted Live, a new, virtual reading and conversation series featuring poets with new or forthcoming books. The first of four events will take place Friday, September 25th at 7PM EDT. The Academy is pleased to host Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of The Age of Phillis, which was longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Poetry, in conversation with Tyree Daye, whose collection Cardinal is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. Purchase or pre order the…

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