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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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