Readings & Workshops Blog

Clara Sala Workshops With Veterans

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Posted 7.8.11 by RW Blogger

Since 2010, P&W-supported poet and spoken word artist Clara Nura Sala has been conducting poetry workshops with veterans. We asked Clara to describe the experience.

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Olga Garcia's Border Towns

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Posted 7.5.11 by RW Blogger

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Posted 7.1.11 by RW Blogger

On May 5 Detroit’s InsideOut Literary Arts Project held its first annual youth writing conference, featuring P&W-supported writers Eddie B. Allen, Matt Bell, Nandi Comer, jessica Care moore, Norene Cashen Smith, and Marcus Wicker. We asked project director Alise Alousi to describe the event.

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Kelly Norman Ellis on Chicago's South Side

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Posted 6.27.11 by RW Blogger

Poet Kelly Norman Ellis, author of Tougaloo Blues and longtime P&W-supported writer and presenter of literary events, dotes on Chicago's South Side and the Neighborhood Writing Alliance.

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Kelly Norman Ellis Bigs Up the Guild

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Posted 6.24.11 by RW Blogger

Chicago-based poet Kelly Norman Ellis, author of Tougaloo Blues and longtime P&W-supported writer and presenter of literary events, bigs up the Guild Literary Complex's Palabra Pura literary series.

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Kelly Norman Ellis' Chisme Box

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Posted 6.20.11 by RW Blogger

Poet Kelly Norman Ellis, author of Tougaloo Blues and longtime P&W-supported writer and presenter of literary events, spotlights Chicago's Proyecto Latina and its famed Chisme Box.

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Emily Rubin's Dirty Laundry

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Posted 6.13.11 by RW Blogger

We asked Emily Rubin, author of the debut novel, Stalina, to share her experience running the P&W-sponsored Dirty Laundry reading series.

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Kelly Norman Ellis Shares Her World, CSU

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Posted 6.6.11 by RW Blogger

For the month of June, poet Kelly Norman Ellis, author of Tougaloo Blues and longtime P&W-supported writer and presenter of literary events, will spotlight Chicago's literary landscape.

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Steven Reigns, Creating a Safe Space for Poetry

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Posted 6.2.11 by RW Blogger

On a recent Tuesday night, a group of budding poets squeezed around a plate of chocolate chip and circus animal cookies in the soon-to-be-remodeled West Hollywood Library in California. They were there for The Poetics of Your Life, an autobiographical poetry workshop led by P&W-sponsored writer Steven Reigns and founded on the premise that a safe writing space is the best place to excavate memories.

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Cave Canem Partners With Willow Books

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Posted 5.31.11 by RW Blogger

Camille Rankine, program and communications coordinator at Cave Canem Foundation, gives us the rundown on the organization's partnership with Willow Books, imprint of P&W-supported Aquarius Press in Detroit.

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