Readings & Workshops Blog

An Evening of Poetry and Music

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Posted 8.28.14 by RW Blogger

P&W supported poet Aliki Barnstone blogs about her reading for Saint Julian Press in Houston, Texas. Barnstone is also a translator, critic, and editor. Her books of poems are Bright Body (White Pine, 2011), Dear God, Dear Dr.

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Life, Imagined: Michiganders in Literature

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Posted 8.7.14 by RW Blogger

Heather Buchanan is the owner of the Aquarius Press, now celebrating its fifteenth year. She, along with longtime partner Randall Horton, created the press's literary division, Willow Books, which develops, publishes, and promotes writers typically underrepresented in the field.

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Shining a Light on Mental Illness: Sheila Wilensky's Thursday Writing Group

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Posted 7.31.14 by RW Blogger

In 2012 and 2013, educator Sheila Wilensky led a series of P&W supported workshops at Our Place Clubhouse, a psych-social rehabilitation center in Tucson, Arizona, for adults recovering from serious mental illness. A high school social studies teacher for fifteen years in Vermont and Maine, Wilensky also taught children's literature at College of the Atlantic. From 1982 to 1997, she owned the Oz Children’s Bookstore in Southwest Harbor, Maine.

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Showcasing Senior Writers

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Posted 7.10.14 by RW Blogger

Paula Rodenas is the author of The Random House Book of Horses and Horsemanship and a freelance writer for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, and the Horse Directory. She has edited books for Arco and Exposition Press and received awards from the Press Club of Long Isl

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Stories of Successful Aging After 60

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Posted 7.3.14 by RW Blogger

P&W supported Frances Shani Parker is the author of Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes (paperback, e-book). Parker is a Michigan-based eldercare consultant, writer, hospice volunteer, blogger, and former school principal.

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Good Medicine: Poets & Writers' Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading

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Posted 6.26.14 by RW Blogger

Poets & Writers' fourth annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading took place on May 22, 2014, before a packed house at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center.

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Common Threads and Compassion: Ana Laurel on Houston's Voices Breaking Boundaries

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Posted 6.19.14 by RW Blogger

Ana Laurel is a writer who has been working as Voices Breaking Boundaries’ managing director since January 2013. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2012.

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Art In Yonkers? Are You Bonkers? ArtSpeak: Poetic Response to the Walls

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Posted 6.12.14 by RW Blogger

Golda Solomon is a spoken word performer, professor, and the poet-in-residence at Blue Door Gallery. Her poems have been published in the Mom Egg, Heal: Between the Pages of These Folks We Seek a Panacea, the 35th Anniversary of Blind Beggar Press’ Collector’s Edition Anthology, Out of Africa, Fiber Plus, Sacred Visions, and Narratives x4.

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A Poet's Place: Ruminations at Fresno's P&W Roundtable

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Posted 5.15.14 by RW Blogger

Poets & Writers Literary Roundtable meetings are great opportunities to connect with fellow presenters, presses, teachers, and writers. They bring together people from all aspects of the local literary community to share ideas, news, and resources, and possibly form partnerships. It's also a chance for members of the community to learn more about P&W and how its Readings & Workshops program might support their literary events. Brandi M.

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Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon Celebrates Third Anniversary

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Posted 5.8.14 by RW Blogger

JP HOWARD, aka Juliet P. Howard, is a poet, a Cave Canem fellow, a member of the Hot Poets Collective, and a native New Yorker. She curates and nurtures Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon (WWBPS) and blog. WWBPS hosts monthly literary Salons in New York, and the blog accepts submissions of poetry from women.

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