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November 2020

The Academy of American Poets presents Gather in Poems: A Virtual Reading and Offering of Community Through Poetry Featuring Award-Winning Poets from Across the U.S.

November 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Free

From the organizers: The Academy of American Poets is honored to present Gather In Poems: A Virtual Reading on Tuesday, November 24, at 7:30 pm EDT, which will reflect on the importance of community through the sharing of poetry between people.  This reading will be free and open to the public, with presentations by:  Francisco Aragón Nickole Brown Rafael Campo Geffrey Davis Toi Derricotte Aracelis Girmay Joy Harjo Robert Hass Jessica Jacobs Airea D. Matthews Yesenia Montilla Aimee Nezhukumatathil Ladan…

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RHINO Poetry presents RHINO Reads Online: Aricka Foreman + Keith S. Wilson

November 27, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Free

From the organizers: Log on with us for a reading by Aricka Foreman + Keith S. Wilson! It's just like our regular readings you know and love, but from the comfort of your own home/phone.  Register here.

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December 2020

The Still Queer Reading Series presents Mark Bibbins in Conversation with Alexander Chee & Dustin Schell

December 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Free

From the organizers: In honor of World AIDS Day, the Still Queer reading series welcomes Mark Bibbins, author of 13th Balloon. Mark will be joined in conversation by Still Queer co-curators Alexander Chee and Dustin Schell. Register here.  

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The Institute of Black Intellectual Innovation at CSUF presents Black Center: An Online Poetry Reading

December 3, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Free

From the organizers: Featuring Tommye Blout, Nandi Comer, T'ai Freedom Ford, Luther Hughes, Nabila Lovelace, Joy Priest, Phillip B. Williams, Keith S. Wilson.  Hosted by Ashaki M. Jackson   tinyurl.com/BLACKCENTER ID: 968 5822 9617 For additional information, contact Dr. Natalie Graham at NGraham@fullerton.edu. Learn more about the institute at http://hss.fullerton.edu/ibii 

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WE SPEAK Youth Poetry Slam Competition with Special Guest Jericho Brown

December 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PST
$5 – $45

From the organizers: Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) presents the first-ever WE SPEAK Festival, a virtual, evening-length celebration of spoken word poetry and storytelling. Integrating critically-acclaimed artists Jericho Brown, Andrea Gibson, Kealoha, Shane Koyczan, and Robin Sanders, alongside talented local youth chosen through a juried selection process, WE SPEAK seeks to embody the complex themes and concerns of the year 2020. Through performance, artists are invited to respond to issues including (but not limited to) the global health crisis, Black Lives…

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Maynooth University English Department presents Philip Metres: Shrapnel Maps, A Poetry Reading and Discussion

December 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Free

From the organizers: In the second event of our Poetry and Poetics reading and discussion series, Maynooth English Department is delighted to host multi-award-winning poet Philip Metres, who will read from, and talk about, his new poetry collection, Shrapnel Maps. The event will include an interactive Q&A with the poet, featuring questions from Maynooth students and attendees of the webinar. Organised by Dr Catherine Gander and Dr Karl O'Hanlon. This event will take place via Zoom webinar. Registered attendees will be…

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Brooklyn Public Library presents MISSING THEM Poetry Reading: Holding Space for Grief

December 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Free

From the organizers: Join us on Friday night to kick off THE CITY’s MISSING THEM Memorial Event with poetry readings on loss, grieving and celebrating life during a pandemic, presented by Brooklyn Public Library featuring poets Ellen Bass, Ross Gay and Aracelis Girmay. THE CITY’s MISSING THEM project is an ambitious effort to track down every New Yorker that died due to COVID-19 and write a story about them. What started in May as a digital memorial has now transformed into a two and a half day virtual…

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Writers Against Trump presents The Georgia Senate Runoff with Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, and Laurel Snyder

December 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Free

From the organizers: Writers Against Trump: The Georgia Senate Runoff with Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, and Laurel Snyder. Moderated by Carolyn Forché, co-sponsored by Avid Bookshop and Books & Books.  Register here.

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January 2021

Elliott Bay Book Company presents Ellen Bass and Derek Sheffield

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

From the organization: "Derek Sheffield recently joined us for an exuberant post-election reading of the Terrain.org anthology Dear America, and returns to our virtual stage tonight to launch a new collection of poetry, Not For Luck (Wheelbarrow Books/Michigan State University Press). Reading with him tonight is the esteemed poet Ellen Bass, whom we had hoped to host last spring, when her most recent collection, Indigo (Copper Canyon Press) was published." Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/derek-sheffield-not-for-luck-and-ellen-bass-indigo-poetry-reading-tickets-130841696035 

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The Brooklyn Rail presents Radical Poetry Reading with Sharon Olds, Leila Chatti, Toi Derricotte, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Danez Smith

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

From the organizers: "Poet Sharon Olds curates the 20th Radical Poetry Reading, featuring Toi Derricotte, Yusef Komunyakaa, Danez Smith, and Leila Chatti. This event will be held over ZOOM. We’ll send you a link to join this event after you register." Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-social-environment-211-radical-poetry-with-sharon-olds-tickets-135920246115

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