Readings & Workshops Blog

Crossing Nations, Cultures, and Languages with Marick Press Founder Mariela Griffor

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Posted 2.15.13 by RW Blogger

Since 2008, P&W has supported readings and workshops presented by literary publisher Marick Press. Its founder, Mariela Griffor, answered our questions about her experience publishing writers from around the world out of Grosse Pointe, MI, a small city neighboring Detroit. Griffor was born in the city of Concepción in southern Chile.

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Cybele Knowles on Balancing Work, Art, and Everything Else

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Posted 2.11.13 by RW Blogger

Cybele Knowles works as a program coordinator at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, where she coordinates the PW-funded Center’s Reading and Lecture Series, Classes & Workshops program, and Closer Look Book Club. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona and an MA in English from U.C. Berkeley.

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Cybele Knowles on Creating Audiences for Poetry

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Posted 2.4.13 by RW Blogger

Cybele Knowles works as a program coordinator at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, where she coordinates the PW-funded Center’s Reading and Lecture Series, Classes & Workshops program, and Closer Look Book Club. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona and an MA in English from U.C. Berkeley.

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Tim Stafford on the Collaborative Side of Slam

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Posted 1.31.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported poet Tim Stafford is a poet and public school teacher from Chicago. He is the editor of the classroom poetry anthology Learn Then Burn (Write Bloody Publishing). You can find him onstage at the Encyclopedia Show, the Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Festival, and in June throughout Denmark, Sweden, and Germany.

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Elena Martinez on Bronx Rising! Word(s) on the Street

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Posted 1.30.13 by RW Blogger

Elena Martinez, advisory board member for Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) and folklorist at City Lore, blogs about the P&W-supported readings with the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC).

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Camille Dungy Makes a List

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Posted 1.28.13 by RW Blogger

PW-funded poet Camille Dungy blogs about the daily life of writers and the role Poets & Writers' Readings/Workshops program plays in that life. Dungy is a professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.

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The Meaning is in the Rhythm: James Arthur’s Poetry Party

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Posted 1.24.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported poet James Arthur recently gave a reading at Seattle’s Hugo House in celebration of Copper Canyon Press. Arthur’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, and The American Poetry Review.

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Camille Dungy on Finding the Time to Write

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Posted 1.21.13 by RW Blogger

PW-funded poet Camille Dungy blogs about the daily life of writers and the role Poets & Writers' Readings/Workshops program plays in that life. Dungy is a professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.

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Amen to Peter J. Harris: Man of Inspiration

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Posted 1.18.13 by RW Blogger

Peter J. Harris, founder and Artistic Director of Inspiration House, is an African American cultural worker who has since the 1970s published his poetry, essays, and fiction in a wide range of national publications; worked as a publisher, journalist, editor, and broadcaster; and been an educator, and workshop leader for adults and adolescents.

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Camille Dungy on How Writers Answer Questions

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Posted 1.14.13 by RW Blogger

PW-funded poet Camille Dungy blogs about the daily life of writers and the role Poets & Writers' Readings/Workshops program plays in that life. Dungy is a professor in the Creative Writing Department at San Francisco State University.

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