Readings & Workshops Blog

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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Writing Rich and Complex Lives: Mary McMillan’s Writers Circle

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Posted 4.24.14 by RW Blogger

Mary McMillan lives and works in Lake County, California. She has been facilitating the Writers Circle, a monthly free public writing workshop sponsored by the Lake County Arts Council and supported by Poets & Writers, for more than five years. She worked as a journalist for several years, and has written novels and creative nonfiction. In 2010, she was selected as Lake County’s Poet Laureate and published This Wanting, a poetry chapbook, as well as the textbook Get Inside Your Relationships, related to her work as a marriage and family therapist.

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Multi-Sensory Feasts of Flavors and Words: Lynn Ciesielski on Buffalo's Literary Scene

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Posted 4.17.14 by RW Blogger

 P&W-supported presenter Lynn Ciesielski runs the Circleformance Series in Buffalo, NY.

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Rachel Guido de Vries: A Poem in Every Heart

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Posted 4.10.14 by RW Blogger

Rachel Guido de Vries is a poet and fiction writer. She has written three books of poems: How to Sing to a Dago, (Guernica, 1996); Gambler’s Daughter, (Guernica, 2001), and The Brother Inside Me (Guernica, 2008). Her first children’s book, Teeny Tiny Tino’s Fishing Story, (Bordighera, 2008) was a winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People Award.

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Encuentro: An Encounter With Difference by Sueyeun Juliette Lee

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Posted 3.27.14 by RW Blogger

Poet Sueyeun Juliette Lee reports on her P&W–supported reading and workshop with the experimental Houston collaborative Antena.

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Up in the Air: Beth Lisick on Stage-Diving and Snap Decisions

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Posted 3.20.14 by RW Blogger

P&W–supported writer Beth Lisick is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller Everybody Into the Pool (Regan Books/Harper Collins) and, most recently, Yokohama Threeway and Other Small Shames (City Lights Publishers).
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Heather Dubrow on Fordham University's Poets Out Loud

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Posted 3.13.14 by RW Blogger

Heather Dubrow, director of the Poets Out Loud reading series, holds the John D. Boyd SJ, Chair in the Poetic Imagination at Fordham University. A critic of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, she has published six scholarly books, a coedited collection of essays, and an edition of As You Like It (as well as articles on pedagogy and educational policy).

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Dimitri Keriotis on a Reasonable Writing Retreat

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Posted 2.24.14 by RW Blogger

Dimitri Keriotis’s short story collection The Quiet Time is forthcoming this fall from Stephen F. Austin State University Press. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in the Beloit Fiction Journal, Flyway, BorderSenses, Evening Street Review, and other literary journals. He teaches English at Modesto Junior College and co-coordinates the High Sierra Institute. He and his family live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

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