Readings & Workshops Blog

Bertha Rogers on The Art and Soul of the Catskills Festival

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Posted 8.10.12 by RW Blogger

Bertha Rogers's  poetry collections include Sleeper, You Wake: and Heart Turned Back. Her translation of Beowulf was published in 2000.  Bertha is the founding Executive Director of Bright Hill Press & Literary Center, and has been organizing readings in the Catkills since 1991. She is also the Poet Laureate of Delaware County, New York.

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Rochelle Spencer on Celebrating the Young Lights in Our Own Dark Rooms

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Posted 8.6.12 by RW Blogger

Rochelle Spencer teaches at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York and is the author of  the ebook, Ella Jones and Her Magical Vagina. Rochelle blogs about the P&W sponsored reading with Jina Ortiz at LaGuardia Community College.

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The Dollhouse Reading Series: Poetry that Beats the Heat (and Traffic and Exhaustion)

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Posted 8.2.12 by RW Blogger

In July, P&W-sponsored poets Sally Delehant, Mark Leidner, and Douglas Kearney read with the Dollhouse Reading Series in Chicago. Series director Dolly Lemke reports.

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Randall Horton on Community Building in Syracuse

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Posted 7.30.12 by RW Blogger

Poet Randall Horton blogs about his experience at an annual P&W–funded event at the YMCA's Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse. Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, and the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature.

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Diane Wakoski Pays Poetic Homage to the French New Wave

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Posted 7.26.12 by RW Blogger

On June 20, poet Diane Wakoski read with the Woodward Line Poetry Series at the Scarab Club in Detroit. Series coordinator Kim Hunter writes about her visit.

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Randall Horton on Reading Series

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Posted 7.23.12 by RW Blogger

Literary organizer Randall Horton blogs about emerging voices in New York State.

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Nancy Kline on Stories: Hurry Up and Tell Them

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Posted 7.20.12 by RW Blogger

For the past seven years, Nancy Kline has been leading P&W–supported senior writing workshops at Queens Community House in New York City. Her short stories, essays, literary criticism, and translations have appeared widely. She is the author of the novel, The Faithful, and edited and contributed to the essay collection How Writers Teach Writing. She also reviews regularly for the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Kline generously shared with us reflections on her writing workshops with seniors.

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Randall Horton on the Practicing Artist

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Posted 7.16.12 by RW Blogger

P&W–sponsored poet Randall Horton writes about forming relationships with venues. Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, and the National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature.

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Lummis Day Writers Contemplate a Legacy of Environmental Responsibility

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Posted 7.5.12 by RW Blogger

P&W–sponsored poets Mary Fitzpatrick and Judith Pacht were among the writers who performed June 3 at Lummis Day, an annual festival celebrating journalist and activist Charles Fletcher Lummis and Northeast Los Angeles. P&W intern David Chun reports.

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Aquarius Press/Willow Books at the Virgil Carr Cultural Center in Detroit

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Posted 6.29.12 by RW Blogger

For the month of July, P&W–supported poet and director of literary events, Randall Horton, blogs about his work with various organizations and events throughout the northeast. Horton is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, and the National Endowment  of the Arts Fellowship in Literature.

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