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October 2020

The Manchester Literature Festival presents Jericho Brown, Rachel Long, Raymond Antrobus & Safiya Sinclair

October 15 @ 4:00 pm - October 30 @ 5:30 pm EDT
Free

From the organizers:  MLF and Picador present four stunning, innovative poets whose work speaks to the times we are living in. Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize winning collection The Tradition considers the normalisation of evil and explores masculinity, fatherhood and freedom. It also introduces the duplex, a new poetic form. Rachel Long’s superb debut My Darling from the Lions, shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, examines relationships between a mother and her daughter, between friends, between lovers; considering the legacy…

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The Dodge Poetry Program presents the Dodge Poetry Festival 2020

October 22 @ 8:00 am - November 1 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Free

From the organizers:  Come experience a deep, personal connection to poetry. Join the online festival to engage with beloved and distinguished poets and take part in community conversations no matter where you are (with Ellen Bass and other Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.) ‍ Live Streaming Passes to the Festival are free. Captioning will be available for all Dodge Poetry Festival Events

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The Wisconsin Book Festival presents Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod & Descent

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

From the organizers:  Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Program in Creative Writing, this edition of Wisconsin Wednesdays features UW Alumnae Traci Brimhall and Lauren Russell for their new poetry collections, Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod, and Descent. Register here. 

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Poetry@Tech presents Atlanta Poetry Festival & Translation Summit

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Free

From the organizers: featuring Jericho Brown, Linda Gregerson, Brenda Shaughnessy, Sandra Meek, Ilya Kaminsky, Mario Chard & a group of distinguished special guest poets from Germany This event is made possible in co-operation with Poetry@Tech, Terminus Magazine, Emory University, Westminster School, Berry College, and the Haus für Poesie Berlin. The event will be broadcast virtually over BlueJeans. As always, the reading is FREE and open to the public.  There will also be a number of other partner events through the week as part of the Poetry Festival, organized by…

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Poets & Writers present Unique and Unified: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the NOMMO Literary Society with Jericho Brown

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Free

From the organizers:  Founded in 1995, the NOMMO Literary Society was a writing workshop specifically for Black writers in New Orleans. Although Hurricane Katrina's landfall in 2005 led to the workshop’s formal disbandment, its legacy and impact is felt to this day. Join us for a panel with former NOMMO Literary Society workshop participants as they discuss the value of NOMMO in shaping craft, developing voice, and fostering community. Curated by P&W Literary Outreach Coordinator Kelly Harris. Register here.

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November 2020

To Marvin: A Celebration of Marvin Bell in Poems

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Free

Please join us for a reading and celebration of Marvin Bell’s poetry by his friends, colleagues, and former students, including John Irving, Tess Gallagher, Heather McHugh, David St. John, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kwame Dawes, Ellen Bass, Juan Felipe Herrera, Stephen Kuusisto, Dorianne Laux, Lia Purpura, Eric Pankey, and many more. Nathan Bell will sing, and we will raise a toast to the ways in which this extraordinary poet has shaped our literary landscape. “Your are not beautiful, exactly,” he writes…

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Twenty Summers presents Jaswinder Bolina & Victoria Chang in Conversation

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Free

From the organizers:  Poets Jaswinder Bolina and Victoria Chang will talk about their latest books — Jaswinder’s first essay collection Of Color (McSweeney’s, 2020) and Victoria’s latest collection Obit (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) recently nominated for New Yorker’s National Book Award — as well as, perhaps, the state of the world during Twenty Summers’ first virtual arts festival and seven season of programming. To receive the full conversation video and breakout clips delivered to your email, please register here.

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The C.D Wright Women Writers Conference presents Is Anyone Out there? Fostering Community in Rural Places with Traci Brimhall

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am CST
Free

From the organizers:  Is Anyone Out There? Fostering Community in Rural Places  Jacque Boucher, Traci Brimhall, Luisa Muradyan, Mawi Sonna, Winniebell Zong Living in a rural place can make it hard to connect with other writers. Despite these challenges our panelists have run reading series, book clubs, created literary non-profits, edited journals, started writing groups, and found ways to foster genuine connection online. Our panel will discuss tips and tricks we’ve learned through both our successes and failures. *With current social…

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92Y presents Young Writers Workshop: Poetry with Monica Sok

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

From the organizers: "Online Class for high school students, ages 15-18 Our poems have the power to reflect us. We may look into the mirror to see ourselves in plain sight. But what about windows that invite our own reflections inside another space? The self, looking into a room. The self, staring outside at a whole landscape. The self, catching its reflection inside a car window while turning around the corner. Depending on where you stand, poetry invites the hidden…

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Quail Ridge Books presents Eduardo C. Corral, Tyree Daye, and Monica Sok

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
$5.50 – $39

From the organizers: Join Eduardo Corral, Tyree Daye and Monica Sok for an open discussion of the struggles to finish, to find the language and subjects, best advice, worst advice, and more. Buy tickets here. 

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