Community Events


Thursday, October 8, 6:00PM

Reginald Gibbons

Gibbons, director of the Center for Writing Arts at Northwestern University, reads from and discusses his new book How Poems Think, which poet Rosanna Warren calls a collection of "mysticism, philology,...

Friday, October 9, 6:00PM

Angie Estes, Brett Salsbury, Jose Hernandez and AJ Urquidi

2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award winner Estes reads with Foothill: a journal of poetry contributors Salsbury, Urquidi and Hernandez for this poetry reading and art show.

Saturday, October 10, 3:00PM

Elizabeth Alexander, Juan Felipe Herrera and Claudia Rankine

Academy of American Poets chancellors Alexander, Herrera and Rankine discuss ways the poetry community can respond to tragic events for the "Poets Respond" conversation, part of the 2015 Poets Forum.

Sunday, October 11, 1:30PM

Nickole Brown and Caki Wilkinson

Brown (Fanny Says) and Wilkinson (The Wynona Stone Poems) read for the "We Speak for Ourselves: The Southern Female Voice in Poetry" panel of tbe Southern Festival of Books.

Monday, October 12, 6:00PM

Carolyn Forché

Forché (In the Lateness of the World) delivers the annual Distinguished Eleanor Boheim Lecture at Marquette, where she also received an honorary doctorate in 2011.

Tuesday, October 13, 6:30PM

Tracie Morris and Shelagh Patterson

Poet, sound artist and performance scholar Morris (handholding: 5 kinds) reads with poet, scholar and activist Patterson for the Dia Art Foundation's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.

Wednesday, October 14, 7:30PM

Ted Dyck and John Weier

The Mennonite Poetry Project presents Envoi Poetry Circles, a chance for non-poet community members to read and respond to books of poetry; this month's selections are John Weier’s Violinmaker’s Lament and...

Thursday, October 15, 7:30PM

Yusef Komunyakaa and Vanesha Pravin

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Komunyakaa (The Emperor of Water Clocks) reads for the Lowell Memorial Poetry Reading alongside recent Boston University creative writing program graduate Pravin (Disorder).

Friday, October 16, 6:15PM

David Wagoner

Ruth Lilly Prize winner David Wagoner, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, is the keynote reader for the opening night of the Tacoma Poetry Festival.

Saturday, October 17, 7:00PM

Lauren Haldeman, Alyssa Lynee, Tony Trigilio and David Trinidad

Emerging writers Haldeman (Calenday) and Lynee (Knotted) read with Columbia College Chicago creative writing professors Trigilio and Trinidad for The Dollhouse Reading Series.

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