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October 2020

UNC Chapel Hill presents Tyree Daye’s Cardinal: A Virtual Book Launch with Special Guest Nabila Lovelace

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

From the organizers:  Please join us in a virtual book launch for Tyree Daye’s second collection Cardinal, from Copper Canyon Press, featuring the poet Nabila Lovelace. Tyree Daye’s Cardinal is a generous atlas that serves as a poetic “Green Book”—the travel-cum-survival guide for black motorists negotiating racist America in the mid-twentieth century. Interspersed with images of Daye’s family and upbringing, which have been deliberately blurred, it also serves as an imperfect family album. Cardinal traces the South’s burdened interiors and…

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New York University’s Creative Writing Program presents Writing Into a Crisis: A Virtual Reading and Conversation with John Freeman and Khaled Mattawa

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Free

From the organizers: Writing into a Crisis: a virtual reading, conversation, and Q&A with John Freeman and Khaled Mattawa.  Reading is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Please register here to receive Zoom link.

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AAPI FORCE EF presents a Night of Cultural Resistance, feat. Monica Sok

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Free

From the organizers:  AAPIs are rising up in resistance! Join AAPI FORCE EF for a night of dynamic performances and artist conversations on civic engagement at our Night of Cultural Resistance. We’re inviting some outstanding community members to share why and how their creative practices advocate for a more equitable future. As we get closer to the last day to turn in our ballots, we know it is our responsibility to get out and vote if we have the privilege…

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Hosfelt Gallery presents Lewis Hyde and Max Gimblett

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Free

Join the Hosfelt Gallery for a presentation by Lewis Hyde and Max Gimblett about their new collaborative work "The Disappearing Ox."   Register here. 

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Colorado College presents Alison C. Rollins

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
Free

From the organizers: Join us for an evening with Alison Rollins, author of “Library of Small Catastrophes” a nominee for the 2020 Hurston Wright Legacy Award.  A Cave Canem and Callaloo fellow and a 2016 recipient of the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship, Rollins’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, New England Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Colorado College’s Department of English.…

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Chessy Normile and Marie Howe present a Reading and Celebration for GREAT EXODUS, GREAT WALL, GREAT PARTY

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free

Join Chessy Normile and Marie Howe as they celebrate the publication of Normile's "Great Exodus, Great Wall, Great Party," winner of the 2020 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize selected by Li Young Lee.  Tune in October 20th at 7 p.m. ET here.  

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Left Bank Books presents ONLINE: Pandemic Poets – Tess Taylor and Dana Levin, in conversation with “The Common.” Hope, resiliency, and poetry in the time of lockdown.

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Free

From the organizers:  Join Left Bank Books and The Common for a conversation about poetics in the time of pandemic and the ecology of lockdown on October 21 at 7pm CDT/ 5pm PST/ 8pm EST. Acclaimed poets Dana Levin and Tess Taylor will read new work and discuss the importance of place, hope, and resilience in their creative and personal lives in a conversation moderated by editor-in-chief Jennifer Acker. The event will be held on Left Bank Books' Facebook Live Page.   …

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The English Department at The Ohio State University presents Editors Panel 2020

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Free

From the organizers:  Join The Writers Guild at The Ohio State University as we host a conversation with four publishing industry leaders:  Amber Oliver: Editor at Dutton/Plume Leila Chatti: Inaugural Anisfield-Wolf Fellow and Author of Deluge (Copper Canyon Press)  Evette Dionne: Editor-in-Chief of Bitch Media  Rio Cortez: Sales & Retail Marketing Manager at HarperCollins The event is a panel discussion followed by a short Q&A for attendees. The event is open to the public and designed to help audience members learn more…

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The Adroit Journal presents Issue 35 Release Reading

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
Free

From the organizers: The editors of The Adroit Journal are thrilled to welcome you to a reading celebrating the release of our thirty-fifth issue. Readers include issue contributors Traci Brimhall, Kyle Dargan, Randall Mann, Jenny Molberg, Elle Nash, Alison C. Rollins, Darius Simpson, and Jenny Tseng. The reading will be hosted on Zoom by Heidi Seaborn, executive editor of The Adroit Journal. Register here.

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Washington University in St. Louis presents Reading with Mark Bibbins

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Free

From the organizers: Visiting Hurst Professor Mark Bibbins is the author of four books of poetry: 13th Balloon; They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full; The Dance of No Hard Feelings; and Sky Lounge, winner of a Lambda Literary Award. The recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry, Bibbins teaches in the graduate programs at Columbia University and The New School, where he cofounded LIT magazine. Register here.

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