Readings & Workshops Blog

Inky Improv: Houston’s Fresh Arts Brings Artists and Writers Together

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Posted 6.11.12 by RW Blogger

K.C. Scharnberg, program director of Fresh Arts, a multidisciplinary arts service organization in Houston, Texas, shares her thoughts on its P&W–supported Inky Improv event and the Houston literary scene.

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Fresh Arts hosts professional development and networking events for artists in all fields and at all skill levels. We strive to support the professional growth of Houston’s art community and help make the starving artist a cliché of the past.
 

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Carole "Imani" Parker Readies Students

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Posted 6.11.12 by RW Blogger

Poet, educator, and inspirational speaker Carole "Imani" Parker blogs about her former students at the P&W–supported Jobs for Youth Apprenticeship Program (JFYAP) at Medgar Evers College, a job readiness program she once directed.

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The @ Noon Reading Series at Wayne State University

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Posted 6.8.12 by RW Blogger

Poet and English professor Caroline Maun blogs about P&W–sponsored The @ Noon Reading Series, held at Wayne State University in Detriot. Maun's poetry collections include The Sleeping, and Cures and Poisons. She is also the editor of The Collected Poetry of Evelyn Scott

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Carole "Imani" Parker and Jobs for Youth Apprenticeship Program

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Posted 6.4.12 by RW Blogger

For the month of June, poet, educator, and inspirational speaker Carole "Imani" Parker blogs about her work with the P&W–supported Jobs for Youth Apprenticeship Program (JFYAP) at Medgar Evers College, a job readiness program she once directed.

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Andrei Guruianu and Archetypes in the Unconscious

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Posted 5.31.12 by RW Blogger

In May, P&W-supported poet Andrei Guruianu, author of Postmodern Dogma and several other books, taught a workshop sponsored by the Center for Gender, Art and Culture in Binghamton, New York. Participants Lois Westgate and Kit Hartman blog about the experience.

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Ama Codjoe Is Alone in the Woods

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Posted 5.28.12 by RW Blogger

Social justice activist and Cave Canem fellow Ama Codjoe blogs about writing in form and five days in the woods.

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Sacramento Conference Puts the Life in Life Stories

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Posted 5.24.12 by RW Blogger

The fifth annual Our Life Stories Writers’ Conference took place April 28 at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento. This one-day conference, co-sponsored by the Ethel Hart Senior Center and Cosumnes River College, and supported by P&W, is designed for seniors and others interested in documenting their life stories. Project directors Alicia Black and Bubbles Miguel describe the event.

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Ama Codjoe's Introduction to Formalism

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Posted 5.21.12 by RW Blogger

Social justice activist and Cave Canem fellow Ama Codjoe blogs about participating in a P&W–supported Cave Canem regional workshop with formalist poet Marilyn Nelson in 2009. 

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Michelle Tea’s Queer Space with Homemade Cookies

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Posted 5.18.12 by RW Blogger

Poet and writer Michelle Tea has been both a P&W–supported writer and presenter of literary events. Her many books include a poetry collection, novels, and memoirs. Tea's novel, Valencia, won the 2000 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction. Tea founded the literary nonprofit RADAR Productions and co-founded the spoken word tour Sister Spit. We asked her a few questions about her experience as a writer and reading series curator.

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Ama Codjoe Teaching Artistry

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Posted 5.14.12 by RW Blogger

Social justice activist and Cave Canem fellow Ama Codjoe blogs about her work as a teaching artist with the P&W-supported Girls Educational Mentoring Services (G.E.M.S.),

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