Literary Partners Program: The 2018 Firecracker Awards Ceremony

A celebration of independently published and self-published literature! The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) honors winning books in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry, and winning literary magazines in General Excellence and Best Debut. Please mark your calendars and join us in toasting these sparkling contributions to American letters.

Literary Partners Program: U.S. Launch of Music & Literature no. 8 with Éric Chevillard and Mark Turner

Marking the U.S. launch of its eighth volume, the international arts publication Music & Literature proudly presents an evening celebrating the careers of French author Éric Chevillard and American jazz saxophonist Mark Turner. Performances and presentations by these artists headline a program of live music, readings, and conversation. Hosted by the editors of Music & Literature, the evening will also include appearances by several of the volume's contributing artists as well as other special guests.

Literary Partners Program: Book Launch for I AM ALFONSO JONES by Tony Medina

Attend the launch of the YA graphic novel I Am Alfonso Jones written by Tony Medina and illustrated by John Jennings and Stacey Robinson.

In this stunning work, “a teenager named Alfonso Jones is killed by an off-duty police officer, then watches from the afterlife as his family struggles to bring the shooter to justice."

Literary Partners Program: Book Launch for Billy Merrell's Vanilla

Please join us for the launch of Vanilla, the YA fiction debut of poet Billy Merrell. A novel-in-poems, Vanilla tells the story of two boys who have been in love for a long time, but who must also face the truth that they want different things from life and from each other. A book-signing and reception will follow the event.

ADVANCED PRAISE FOR VANILLA:

“A feast for those hungry for character-driven literary fiction." —Michael Cart, Booklist, starred review

2017: Poetry as Pluriverse: Rethinking Language Justice Poetry Reading (Full Audio)

A Reading with Bei Dao (Eliot Weinberger, translator), Sharmistha Mohanty, Daouda Ndiaye (Mariame Sy, translator), Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Zhai Yongming (Chloe Estep, translator), Raúl Zurita (Anna Deeny Morales, translator), and Mohammed Bennis (Pierre Joris, translator). Hosted by Anne Waldman.

A Convocation: Patrick Rosal at Prismatic Park

SCHEDULE
Wednesday, October 4, 5:00-7:00pm – Rehearsal
Thursday, October 5, 5:00-7:00pm – Performance
Friday, October 6, 5:00-7:00pm – Rehearsal
Saturday, October 7, 2:00-3:30pm/4:00-6:00pm – Artist talk
Sunday, October 8, 5:00-7:00pm – Performance

A Convocation: a literary and musical exploration of the intersection of Black and Filipino history

Reception & Open Mic - Transitions and Transactions IV: Literature Pedagogies and Social Justice in Community Colleges

The T&T4 conference Reception, from 7:00-9:00pm, will provide an opportunity for conference participants to enjoy food, drink and conversation in the lovely setting of the Reading Room at Poets House. For your enjoyment there will also be an open mic in Elizabeth Kray Hall for conference participants who would like to share five minutes of their poetry or creative prose.

Lines Refracted (in solidarity with immigrants and dreamers): Mónica de la Torre at Prismatic Park

Picture a prism refracting a ray of light and making rainbows. Once it was thought that white light was colorless and that prisms produced the colors they emitted. Later Newton demonstrated that all the colors already existed in the light, and that prisms fanned out the colors of the spectrum because particles of varying hues traveled through them at different speeds. Now imagine that a line of poetry is a ray of light, and that a prism is a translation machine of sorts.

Lines Refracted (in solidarity with immigrants and dreamers): Mónica de la Torre at Prismatic Park

Picture a prism refracting a ray of light and making rainbows. Once it was thought that white light was colorless and that prisms produced the colors they emitted. Later Newton demonstrated that all the colors already existed in the light, and that prisms fanned out the colors of the spectrum because particles of varying hues traveled through them at different speeds. Now imagine that a line of poetry is a ray of light, and that a prism is a translation machine of sorts.

Breaking Open Jargon through Poetry with Sahar Romani

$10.00

In 1978 the academic and critic, Raymond Williams published Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Not quite a dictionary, nor a glossary, this book explored the history and multiple uses of socially significant and contested words – Democracy, Liberal, Culture, Revolution. Inspired by Williams, in this workshop we will identify words that we consider socially and politically urgent and necessary, but also slippery and elusive in their meaning and use.

Price: $10.00

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