Readings & Workshops Blog

Michael Kearns and His Troupe of Queer Senior Spoken Word Artists

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Posted 8.24.15 by RW Blogger

Michael Kearns spent ten years as the artist-in-residence at the Downtown Women’s Center in Skid Row and currently helms Writing Works at Housing Works in Los Angeles on a weekly basis. He is the creator and Artistic Director of QueerWise, a collective of GLBTQ writers who have gained a reputation as one of Los Angeles’s stalwarts in the world of spoken word performance.

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Words of Wisdom Workshop, Bronx, New York

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Posted 8.10.15 by RW Blogger

Sally DeJesus is a poet, mixed media artist, and optimist. Since 2005 she has been facilitating poetry and art programs at the Concourse House, a homeless shelter in the Bronx, for women and their children.

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The New York Poetry Community Grows at Roots Poetry Series

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Posted 8.3.15 by RW Blogger

Allison Geller is a poet and writer, and the associate editor of A Women's Thing magazine. Her chapbook, Write Home, was published in January 2015 by Finishing Line Press. Geller is also a competitive ballroom dancer.

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Where Cast Iron Potatoes Meet Poetry: Seattle's Unconventional APRIL Literary Festival

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Posted 7.27.15 by RW Blogger

Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature (APRIL) is a Seattle-based literary nonprofit working to connect readers with independent literature, authors, and publishers. APRIL hosts a regular book club, bookstore bike tours, and an annual festival during one week in March. Frances Chiem, deputy director of APRIL, blogs about two events from this year’s festival which were supported in part by Poets & Writers.

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Marina Tristán on Arte Público Press and Latin American Writing

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Posted 7.20.15 by RW Blogger

Marina Tristán is the assistant director of Arte Público Press at the University of Houston, where she oversees day-to-day operations with a particular emphasis in marketing and promotions for their books, authors, and programs. A native of Texas, she has worked for Arte Público Press for almost thirty years.

MARINA TRISTÁN

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Aaduna: In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance

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Posted 7.13.15 by RW Blogger

Bill Berry, Jr. founded aaduna, Inc. in 2010 and published the inaugural issue of aaduna in February 2011. Committed to providing a publication platform for people of colorpeople who have been traditionally denied access to publication platforms, and others who seek a different plateau for creative shifts not generally associated with their previous work­—aaduna is currently read in eighty-three countries.

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Capturing Fire: Queer Spoken Word Summit

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Posted 7.6.15 by RW Blogger

This blog features a double interview with international poets Dominic Berry and Barbara Erochina, both recently featured in the 2015 Capturing Fire Queer Spoken Word Summit and Slam. Berry has performed poetry on BBC TV’s Rhyme Rocket and UK Channel 4′s My Daughter the Teenage Nudist.

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Poets & Writers' Fifth Annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading

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Posted 6.29.15 by RW Blogger

Poets & Writers' fifth annual Los Angeles Connecting Cultures Reading took place on June 11, 2015, before a packed house at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center.

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In Their Own Voices: A Writers of Color Workshop in Houston

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Posted 6.22.15 by RW Blogger

Adrienne Perry blogs about her P&W-supported writers of color workshop and reading at Writespace in Houston, Texas. Perry earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College and is a PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston. She serves as the current Editor of Gulf Coast and is a Kimbilio Fellow.

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Downtown Comes Uptown: A Gathering of the Tribes at Word Up

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Posted 6.8.15 by RW Blogger

Veronica Santiago Liu is the general coordinator of Word Up Community Bookshop, a collectively managed volunteer-run bookshop and arts space in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Her writing, comics, photography, and silkscreen prints have been published in Broken Pencil, Quick Fiction, We'll Never Have Paris, and other journals and zines.

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