Community Events


Friday, October 31, 5:00PM

Haunted Poets House

Poets House Children's Room Director Mike Romanos reads spooky verse from Robert Louis Stevenson, Karla Kushkin, Shel Silverstein and others for this special Halloween event for kids.

Saturday, November 1, 4:30PM

Mel Elberg and David Henderson

Society of Umbra co-founder Henderson (Neo-California) reads with poet and artist Elberg for the Segue Reading Series, hosted this fall by Genji Amino and Daisy Atterbury.

Sunday, November 2, 4:00PM

Jacqueline Johnson and Uche Nduka

Nigerian-born poet Nduka reads with longtime Bed-Stuy resident Johnson for "Words Sunday," a fall series hosted by Patricia Spears Jones.

Monday, November 3, 6:30PM

Francesca Bell and Erica Goss

Cherokee-Norwegian poet Bell and Los Gatos poet laureate Goss are the featured poets at the Rivertown Poets: A Muse-ing Mondays series. 

Saturday, November 15, 1:00AM

Nature Poetry Competition

Simon Armitage judges this nature poetry competition—"nature poetry" broadly defined—sponsored by British literary magazine The Rialto. Full guidelines at the link above.

Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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