Poetry off the Shelf: Kyle Dargan & Rachel Long

05/02/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Kyle Dargan is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Anagnorisis (2018) and Honest Engine (2015). He has received the Cave Canem Prize and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and he has been a Kingsley Tufts Award finalist. Former managing editor of Callaloo, Dargan is the founding editor of the magazine Post No Ills and assistant director of creative writing at American University in Washington, D.C.  Rachel Long is a poet and leader of Octavia - Poetry Collective for Women of Colour, which is housed at Southbank Centre, London.

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Roger D. Hodge - "Texas Blood" - Jamie Kalven

05/07/2018 - 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Roger D. Hodge discusses Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands. He will be joined in conversation by Jamie Kalven. A Q/A and signing will follow the discussion.

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Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Wendy Pearlman - "We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled" - Chris Blattman

05/09/2018 - 6:00pm
Poetry/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Professor Wendy Pearlman of Northwestern University will discuss her acclaimed new book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria. Called “essential reading” by the New York Times, the oral history offers insight into the human dimension of the Syrian uprising, war, and refugee crisis. She will be joined in conversation by the University of Chicago's very own Chris Blattman. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Presented in partnership with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago

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Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

FIRST AND LAST WORD POETRY

05/15/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Performance

Doors 6:30 pm. Third Tuesday of every month, with different featured poets each time, and a chance to read your own work during the open mic section at the end.

Hosted by Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock

Tickets: $4

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Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Samuel Miller - "A Lite Too Bright"

05/10/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Samuel Miller was born and raised in Vermillion, South Dakota, and now resides in Los Angeles where, in addition to writing, he directs music videos and coaches Little League baseball. He began writing his first novel while on tour in a fifteen-passenger van with the rock band Paradise Fears. Currently, he attends graduate school at the University of Southern California.

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Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

Paula McLain - "Love and Ruin"

05/21/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Tickets for this event are $5 and can be used as a coupon off the price of Love and Ruin. Click the image below to buy your tickets. Please also note that this Wellesley Books event will take place at the Wellesley Community Center. 

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Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

BEEN OUT HERE TEEN OPEN MIC

05/09/2018 - 6:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Performance

The Been Out Here Teen Open Mic is holding it down at the Armory every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Bring your poems, your verses, your music, your song. Come thru with things you want to try, or things you are ready to slay!

Brought to you by
Books Of Hope / Mystic Learning Center
The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc.
Arts at the Armory
Massachusetts Cultural Council

Learn more at BOHMLC.com/ BOHMic

Tickets available at http://bohmag.tumblr.com/

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Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Sarah Snyder, poet

05/07/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Our National Poetry Month series continues with Sarah Snyder, author of the poetry collections "The Human Contract" and "Notes from a Nomad." 

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Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

SMUT SLAM

05/01/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Performance

What’s a SMUT SLAM? I’m so glad you asked! It’s a fast-paced storytelling open mic based on REAL life, REAL lust, REAL sex. Consenting Slammers sign up on the night of to tell a 5-minute dirty story, based on their real lives, and a lucky 8-10 names will be drawn at random. A panel of celebrity judges will be on hand to evaluate your stories, and bestow the top three Slammers with a sack of sexy swag from Good Vibrations Harvard Square . You will also have the opportunity to win goodies from NJOY by submitting your anonymous questions and confessions!

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Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Catch a Dream book launch

04/20/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Wendy Brown-Baez will read excerpts from her novel Catch a Dream, answer questions, discuss changing her memoir into fiction, and what she learned during publication. A mini writing workshop follows. Enjoy light refreshments and an unique display of photos of Israel taken by photographer Michael Pavilionis in 1989.

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Blue Harbor Center for the Arts
559 Humboldt Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

Contact Information

Wendy Brown-Baez
6124373355

Lyn Hejinian

05/22/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

A founding figure of the Language writing movement of the 1970s, and an influential force in the world of experimental and avant-garde poetics, Lyn Hejinian’s poetry is characterized by an unusual lyricism and descriptive engagement with the everyday. Like most Language writing, her work enacts a poetics that is theoretically sophisticated. While Language writing is stylistically diverse and, as a movement, difficult to reduce to a particular style, most writers in this group are concerned with writing in non-standardized, often non-narrative forms.

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Grolier Poetry Book Shop
6 Plympton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Margaret Bradham Thornton, A Theory of Love

05/24/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Margaret Bradham Thornton is the author of Charleston and the editor of Tennessee Williams’s Notebooks, for which she received the Bronze ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in autobiography/memoir and the C. Hugh Holman Prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship published in 2006, given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Florida.

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

Jerry Hunter, Dark Territory

05/25/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Jerry Hunter is an experienced author. His novels have won Welsh Book of the Year and the Prose Medal at the National Eisteddfod (2010) in the past. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he is a Professor in the Department of Welsh, Bangor University. He lives with his family in Pen-y-groes, Dyffryn Nantlle in North Wales. Dark Territory was translated from the Welsh original by Professor Patrick K. Ford. Before retiring, Ford was head of the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard.

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Porter Square Books
25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140

Patricia Smith at Queens College

04/25/2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk/Performance

The Queens College MFA in Creative Writing and Translation is proud to partner with the Poetry Society of America on another edition of our New Salon series, which, this semester, brings the renowned poet Patricia Smith to the Queens College campus. 

MFA student Sylvia Beato-Davis will engaging Smith on her award-winning body of work, followed by a reception and book signing in the lobby of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College. 

It will be an event, surely, not to be missed! 

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Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Blvd. Klapper Hall, Queens College, 4th Fl.
Flushing, NY 11367

Donna Masini: Turnstyle Reading Series

04/18/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Performance

The Turnstyle Reading Series is CUNY's annual literary mixer, pairing graduating MFA students with accomplished authors from City University of New York faculty. In honor of national poetry month, poet Donna Masini (4:30 Movie, Turning to Fiction) headlines a lineup of emerging literary all-stars: 

Erika Kielsgard (Brooklyn College) 
James Novoa (City College) 
Andrew Badr (Hunter College) 
Ellen Kombiyil (Hunter College) 
Madeleine Walker (Hunter College) 
Alexander Radison (Queens College) 

No cover. 1 drink minimum. 

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The Red Room at KGB Bar
85 E 4th Street 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Edward Lee

05/22/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Edward Lee
presents

Buttermilk Graffiti:
A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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