Chibundu Onuzo

05/21/2018 - 6:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Join us on Monday, May 21 at 6 pm for a reading by Chibundu Onuzo, author of Welcome to Lagos. Cosponsored by the Philadelphia Nigerian Professionals.

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Penn Book Center
130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera

04/26/2018 - 6:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Raquel Salas Rivera is the 2018-19 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and a 2018 CantoMundo Fellow. Their work has appeared in journals such as the Revista del Instituto de Cultura PuertorriqueñaApogee, and the Boston Review. They are the author of Caneca de anhelos turbios (Editora Educación Emergente), oropel/tinsel (Lark Books), tierra intermitente (Ediciones Alayubia), and lo terciario/the tertiary (Timeless, Infinite Light).

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Penn Book Center
130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach & Sam Herschel Wein

04/23/2018 - 6:00pm
Poetry
Reading

The Bear Who Ate the Stars by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach is the winner of the 2014 Split Lip Uppercut Chapbook Awards.

Sam Herschel Wein lives in Chicago and specializes in aimless frolicking. He is the poetry editor for The Blueshift Journal and is co-founder of a new journal, Underblong, with his friend and esteemed poet, Chen Chen. His chapbook, Fruit Mansion (Split Lip Press, 2017) was the winner of the 2017 Turnbuckle Chapbook prize.

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Penn Book Center
130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

All but True Reading Series

04/19/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

All but True author readings, hosted by the Working Writers Group presents Sebastian Castillo and Sharon White for SHORT & STRANGE: An Evening of Flash Fiction with a Surreal Twist.

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Penn Book Center
130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Women's Worlds: Incest, by Christine Angot (France)

05/19/2018 - 3:00pm
Fiction
Reading

A daring novel that made Christine Angot one of the most acclaimed and controversial authors in contemporary France, Incest is a virtuosic performance of a woman’s psychoanalytic journey inward. Tess Lewis’s forceful translation captures the boldness of Angot’s vision.

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Penn Book Center
130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Poetry Aloud & Alive

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

Everyone's favorite neighborhood poetry gathering. Poetry Aloud & Alive. Featured reader is Kevin Grant

Each month has a different featured reader always followed by an open mic.

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Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Susan Stewart: Cinder

05/12/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Big Blue Marble is thrilled to welcome award-winning poet, critic, and translator Susan Stewart, who is also the Avalon Foundation University Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at Princeton University.

Her new book, Cinder: New and Selected Poems, gathers poetry from across her thirty-five-year career, including many extraordinary new poems. 

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Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Alumni Authors Fiction Reading

05/12/2018 - 4:00pm
Fiction
Reading

ARIEL DJANIKIAN's stories have recently appeared in Tin House, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Glimmer Train. Her nonfiction can be found at The Millions, The Rumpus, The Kenyon Review Online, and The Paris Review Daily. Her first novel, The Office of Mercy, was published with Viking, and she is currently at work on a historical novel about the Klondike Gold Rush. She lives in Maryland with her family.

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Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

A Conversation With Divya Victor

04/20/2018 - 12:00pm
Poetry/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Divya Victor is the author of KITH (Fence Books/ Book Thug), a book of verse, prose memoir, lyric essay and visual objects; NATURAL SUBJECTS (Trembling Pillow, Winner of the Bob Kaufman Award), UNSUB (Insert Blanc), and THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR MOUTH (Les Figues). Her work has been performed and installed at Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Los Angeles, The National Gallery of Singapore, the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibit (L.A.C.E.) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Divya Victor is Assistant Professor of Poetry and Writing at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

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Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Miriam Seidel: The Speed of Clouds

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

Miriam Seidel is a writer, curator, librettist, and longtime sci-fi fan. She wrote the libretto for an opera about the visionary inventor Nikola Tesla, performed in Belgrade, New York, and Philadelphia, and a sci-fi radio play for New American Radio. She’s written about visual arts and performance for Art in America, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other publications, and her writing has won fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The Speed of Clouds is her first novel.

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Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Split Lip Press & Friends

04/21/2018 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Please join us for an evening of great writing with Split Lip Press, featuring Sara La Cotti, Rachel Milligan, Ryan Eckes, Sam Herschel Wein. Hosted by Split Lip Press editor Amanda Miska.

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Kelly Writers House
3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

PROTEST: An American Tradition

04/21/2018 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Poetry
Performance

Misfit Gallery presents 'Protest: An American Tradition', a group art show,
Spoken Word Performance and fundraiser for Syrian Refugee Relief. 

Throughout history artists and poets have been on the forefront of exposing injustice.  This important exhibition reflects the zeitgeist of our political turmoil through painting, photography, music and spoken word. 

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The Misfit Gallery
565 Pearl Street #100.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

Dina Bedenko
619)228-5147

Solo Poetry Reading: Lisa Dordal

05/23/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Lisa Dordal will read and discuss poems from her recently released book, Mosaic of the Dark.  Lisa Dordal (M.Div., M.F.A.) is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Best New Poets, Ninth Letter,Cave WallCALYXThe Greensboro ReviewVinyl Poetry and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse.

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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
2952 S. Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74114

Contact Information

Lisa Dordal
615-354-6491

Poetry Reading with Lisa Dordal and Carolyne Wright

05/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Poetry reading with Lisa Dordal and Carolyne Wright. Book signing and Q & A to follow. Lisa Dordal (M.Div., M.F.A.) is a Pushcart Prize nominated poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Best New Poets, Ninth Letter,Cave WallCALYXThe Greensboro ReviewVinyl Poetry and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse.

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OpenBooks
2414 N. 45th Street
Seattle, WA

Poetry Reading with Sarah Browning and Lisa Dordal

05/20/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Poets Lisa Dordal and Sarah Browning with read from their newly released books, Mosaic of the Dark and Killing Summer. Book signing and Q & A to follow. Sarah Browning is co-founder and Executive Director of Split this Rock and Lisa Dordal teaches in the English Department at Vanderbilt University. 

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57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Paragraph Reading feat. Alexander Chee, Lisa Ko, and Sunil Yapa

04/27/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Reading

 

Paragraph Workspace for Writers (www.paragraphny.com) invites you to join us for a reading at the KGB Bar on April 27th at 7 PM, featuring Alexander Chee, Lisa Ko, and Sunil Yapa. We'll be celebrating the launch of Alexander Chee's HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL and the paperback release of Paragraph alum Lisa Ko's THE LEAVERS. This event is free and open to the public, and signed books will be available for purchase.
 

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KGB Bar
85 E 4th St
New York , NY 10003

NYC Poetry Festival

05/04/2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Poetry
Performance

A full day celebration of poetry: 9-12: Elementary and Middle School Students; 12-2, Knopf High School award winning poets; 1:30-2, Guest Poet Nicole Cooley and finally, City College undergraduate and graduate students and poets from around the world.

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The City College, Marian Anderson Theater
133rd and Convent Ave.
NYC, NY 10031

Contact Information

Pamela L Laskin
646-725-1488

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

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