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November 2022

Living Room Craft Talks presents The Fifth Series with Chris Abani and Ellen Bass

November 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
$300

Living Room Craft Talks presents The Fifth Series with Chris Abani and Ellen Bass From the Organizers: "The Modern Elegy. Guest Poet: Chris Abani No one wants to write an elegy.             –Kevin Young The elegy is a poem of necessity. It may have been the first poetic speech, originating when our hunter-gatherer ancestors refused to leave their dead behind. The traditional elegy ritualizes grief, gives it language, and offers at least the beginnings of consolation. The modern elegy may…

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John Freeman with Meng Jin at Portland Book Festival

November 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Brunish Theater, 4th Floor, 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
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John Freeman will read and be in conversation with Meng Jim on November 5th at 5 pm PST at the Brunish Theater in Portland.  From the Organizers: Poet John Freeman and short story writer Meng Jin explore the isolation and search for connection of the past few years, through the quarantines of the pandemic and the political division of the previous administration. Moderated by Mindy Nettifee. In Wind, Trees, John Freeman presents a meditation on power and loss, change and adaptation. What can the trees teach us about…

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John Freeman Reading with Samiya Bashir at Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYU

November 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Lilliann Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th St.
New York,, NY 10011
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John Freeman will read with Samiya Bashir at 7 PM EST on Thursday, November 10th. From the organizers: Poetry Reading: Samiya Bashir and John Freeman Readings by Samiya Bashir and John Freeman, with a reception and book signing to follow. Please see below for more information about the authors. Open to the public All attendees are required to RSVP in advance; please click here *** COVID-19 Protocols (please read carefully) Per current NYU guidelines, masks are optional. All NYU attendees will…

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Carolyn Forché, Ocean Vuong, and Marilyn Chin at the 21st Annual Bourne Poetry Reading

November 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm PST

Join Ocean Vuong, Carolyn Forche, and Marilyn Chin for an evening of poetry from Georgia Tech at 7 PM ET on November 10th.  From the Organizers: The reading is FREE and open to the public, and will take place virtually via Zoom. Livestream links and other information are on tabs below. For more information, contact Travis Denton via email at travis.denton@lmc.gatech.edu .

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John Freeman and Deborah Landau

November 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Greenlight Bookstore, 632 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
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Copper Canyon Press authors John Freeman and Deborah Landau will present from their new books at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn at 7:30 PM ET on Monday, Novemeber 14th. From the organizers: John Freeman—poet, editor, and founder of the literary annual Freeman's—joins us along with prizewinning poet Deborah Landau for an evening of all things Copper Canyon Press. Freeman presents his newest book Wind, Trees: a meditation on power and loss, change and adaptation, offering a stark moral critique of pandemic self-preservation—as…

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John Freeman, Victoria Chang, Peter Balakian, and Victoria Redel on “Redemption, Refuge, and Release”

November 19, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Miami Dade College, Room 6100 (Building 6, 1st Floor) 300 NE Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
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Join John Freeman, Victoria Chang, Peter Balakian, and Jennifer Redel for a panel discussion of "Redemption, Refuge, and Release," at the Miami Book Fair on Saturday November 19th at 12 PM ET.  From the Organizers: Whether meditating on the sensuality of fruits and vegetables, the COVID-19 pandemic, the trauma and memory of the Armenian genocide, James Baldwin in France, or Arshile Gorky in New York City, Peter Balakian‘s layered, elliptical language, wired phrases, and shifting tempos in No Sign engage both life’s harshness…

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An EVening of Poetry with Leila Chatti (Deluge) and Mónica Gomery (Might Kindred)

November 22, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

A Virtual Reading with Leila Chatti and Mónica Gomery will read with Brookline Brooksmith, an independent bookstore in New England. The event will be held on Zoom and the authors' books will be available for purchase.  Leila Chatti, a Tunisian-American dual citizen, has lived in the United States, Tunisia, and Southern France. She is the author of the debut full-length collection Deluge (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), winner of the 2021 Levis Reading Prize, the 2021 Luschei Prize for African Poetry,…

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Brian Teare’s The Empty Form Goes All the Way To Heaven with Victoria Chang

November 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Victoria Chang will discuss The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven (Nightboat Books) with poet Brian Teare for a book launch on Zoom. In the book, Teare engages with the work and writings of American painter Agnes Martin.    From the organizers: We hope you will join us on Zoom on 11/30 at 7pm ET/4pm PT for the book launch of The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven by Brian Teare, joined by Victoria Chang! RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kfu-urDMqHND8xQcJNpJTRl1rVKQ4Ieml

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December 2022

Natalie Shapero Reading at Heavy Manners Library

December 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm PST
Heavy Manners Library, 1200 North Alvarado Street,
Los Angeles,, CA 90026
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Join Heavy Manners Library for a night of poetry and music featuring poets Natalie Shapero and Meg Shevenock, and musician Calvin Lee Reeder. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 at 7pm PST at Heavy Manners Library in Los Angeles.  From the organizers:  Natalie Shapero is the author, most recently, of the poetry collection POPULAR LONGING. Her previous collections are HARD CHILD, shortlisted for the International Griffin Poetry Prize, and NO OBJECT, winner of the Great Lakes…

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John Freeman and Ha Jin at Harvard Bookstore

December 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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John Freeman and Ha Jin will read at Harvard Bookstore on Tuesday December 13th at 7 PM ET.  From the organizers: Harvard Book Store welcomes JOHN FREEMAN—author and executive editor at Alfred A. Knopf—and award-winning author HA JIN for an evening of poetry and eggnog, featuring readings from Wind, Trees and The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po). Harvard Book Store is excited to be back to in-person programming. To ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in attendance, the…

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