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Reginald Dwayne Betts's Poetry in Schools

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Posted 8.1.11 by RW Blogger

For the month of August, Washington, D.C.–based poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, author of Shahid Reads His Own Palm and the memoir A Question of Freedom blogs about poetry in D.C. schools, Busboys and Poets, as well as his memory of being P&W-supported.

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Olga Garcia Remembers Bakersfield

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Posted 7.25.11 by RW Blogger

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Posted 7.18.11 by RW Blogger

Poet Olga Garcia, author of Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas and the chapbook Lovely Little Creatures, blogs about her experience facilitating a P&W-supported workshop with young Latina women.

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Margaret Eissler's Poetry in the Park

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Posted 7.15.11 by RW Blogger

This August will mark the twelfth year the Readings/Workshops program has supported poets taking part in the Tuolumne Meadows Poetry Festival at Yosemite National Park. The event is cofounded by ranger naturalist Margaret Eissler, who leads the park’s interpretive program and directs the Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series, a forum for the arts and sciences.

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Olga Garcia: How to Eat a Workshop

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Posted 7.11.11 by RW Blogger

Poet Olga Garcia, author of Falling Angels: Cuentos y Poemas and the chapbook Lovely Little Creatures, blogs about her experience facilitating the P&W-supported workshop at Robidoux Library in Riverside, California, during May 2011.

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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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