Readings & Workshops Blog

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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Rachelle Cruz, Angel Noe Garcia, Kamala Puligandla, and Community Engagement

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Posted 5.25.11 by RW Blogger

From February 17 to March 31, 2011, P&W-sponsored writers Rachelle Cruz, Angel Noe Garcia, and Kamala Puligandla held an after-school creative writing workshop for high school students at John W. North High School in Riverside, California.

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Cave Canem Workshops for Poets of Color

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Posted 5.23.11 by RW Blogger

Camille Rankine, Program & Communications Coordinator at Cave Canem Foundation, gives us the rundown on the longtime P&W-supported literary organization's workshops for poets of color.

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Craig Santos Perez on Bearing Gifts of Poetry and SPAM

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Posted 5.20.11 by RW Blogger

Last fall, P&W co-sponsored a reading and workshop with poet Craig Santos Perez at University of California in Santa Cruz, where we have supported literary events since 2003. Perez also happens to be a past recipient of P&W’s California Writers Exchange Award, a prize that introduces promising California poets and writers to New York City’s literary community.

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Cave Canem in its 15th Year

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Posted 5.16.11 by RW Blogger

For the next few weeks Camille Rankine, program and communications coordinator at Cave Canem Foundation, will give us the rundown on the longtime P&W-supported literary organization.

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