Readings & Workshops Blog

Bushra Rehman on a Book and a Baby

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Posted 8.19.13 by RW Blogger

In August 2013, P&W-funded writer Bushra Rehman released--eleven weeks after the birth of her daughter--Corona (Sibling Rivalry Press), a dark comedy about being South Asian in the United States.

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The Write Treatment: Emily Rubin’s Workshops for People Affected by Cancer

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Posted 8.2.13 by RW Blogger

P&W-supported writer Emily Rubin, author of Stalina and winner of the Sarah Verdone Writers Award, was recently profiled in Women You Should Know. She leads workshops for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City (see video here).

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Michael Medrano Packs Poetry and Spontaneity into the Pakatelas Radio Show

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Posted 7.31.13 by RW Blogger

P&W–supported poet Michael Medrano will blog about the literary climate in California's underserved Central Valley throughout the month of July. Medrano is the author of Born in the Cavity of Sunsets (Bilingual Press 2009). His poems have appeared in Askew; Bombay Gin; The Cortland Review; The Packinghouse Review; Rattle; and The Yellow Medicine Review among other publications.

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Alex Espinoza’s Love for the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Comes Full Circle

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Posted 7.26.13 by RW Blogger

In July, P&W-funded fiction writer Alex Espinoza, author of The Five Acts of Diego León, was among the faculty at the annual Community of Writers at Squaw Valley conference in California. Laura Cerruti, Squaw Valley’s director of development, blogs about his visit.
 

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Poetry in the Men's Section: Michael Medrano on Unusual Reading Spaces

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Posted 7.24.13 by RW Blogger

P&W–supported poet Michael Medrano will blog about the literary climate in California's underserved Central Valley throughout the month of July. Medrano is the author of Born in the Cavity of Sunsets (Bilingual Press 2009). His poems have appeared in Askew; Bombay Gin; The Cortland Review; The Packinghouse Review; Rattle; and The Yellow Medicine Review among other publications.

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Meet the Producers: Tanyia Johnson of Houston's Make.Play.Speak. and Poet Stephen Gros

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Posted 7.19.13 by RW Blogger

Tanyia Johnson and Stephen Gros are literary event producers with the Houston-based organization Make.Play.Speak. They team up to create unique events, such as Kerouacfest: Go!Go!Go! and the upcoming Word Around Town Tour, both supported by P&W. Together, Johnson and Gros answered our questions about the work they do.

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Michael Medrano on the Random Writers Workshop

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Posted 7.17.13 by RW Blogger

P&W–supported poet Michael Medrano will blog about the literary climate in California's underserved Central Valley throughout the month of July. Medrano is the author of Born in the Cavity of Sunsets (Bilingual Press 2009). His poems have appeared in Askew; Bombay Gin; The Cortland Review; The Packinghouse Review; Rattle; and The Yellow Medicine Review among other publications.

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Tom Sleigh and the CCNY Poetry Festival

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Posted 7.12.13 by RW Blogger

Gregory Crosby blogs about Tom Sleigh's involvement in the City College of New York's Poetry Festival. Crosby is a poet and teacher, and coordinator of the City College of New York Poetry Outreach Center. He is co-editor of the poetry journal Lyre Lyre and co-curator of the long-running Earshot reading series.

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