Community Events


Friday, November 28, 7:00PM

Sophie Seita and Jenny Zhang

Poet and filmmaker Seita (Fantasias in Counting) and poet and Rookie writer Zhang (Dear Jenny, We Are All Find) read for this long-running series founded by Dorothea Lasky.

Saturday, November 29, 7:00PM

Sarah Kobrinsky and Renee Swindle

Hollie Hardy and Tomas Muniz host the "Saturday Night Special" open mic, this month featuring Emeryville, CA poet laurate Kobrinsky and novelist Swindle.

Sunday, November 30, 1:30PM

Cherrie Amour

Baltimore-based poet Amour returns to Detroit to read from her first poetry collection, Free to Be Me.

Monday, December 1, 8:00PM

Penny Arcade

Arcade—a poet, performance artist, and co-director of The Lower East Side Biography Project—presents a talk on memory, censorship and Jack Smith at the Poetry Project.

Tuesday, December 2, 2:30PM

Sandra Doller

San Diego-based poet and 1913 Press editor Sandra Doller reads from her new book, Leave Your Body Behind, for the Brown Literary Arts program reading series. 

Wednesday, December 3, 7:00PM

Jan Dederick and John Rowe

Poet and memorist Dederick (Between a Rock and a Soft Place) reads with poet and Poetalk magazine editor Rowe (Winsome Losesome) for the Alameda Island Poets series.

Thursday, December 4, 7:00PM

F. Douglas Brown, Donika Ross, Tracy K. Smith and others

Ross, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the just-published Zero to Three, reads alongside runner-up Ross and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith. 

Friday, December 5, 7:00PM

Claudia Rankine and Lindsay Tigue

The Avid Poetry Series presents National Book Award-nominated poet Rankine (Citizen) and University of Georgia PhD student Tigue at this movie theater in downtown Athens. 

Saturday, December 6, 6:00PM

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Heiko Julien

Poet and internet personality Julien reads with poet and sound artist Diggs (TwERK) for the Bonk! series curated by Nick Demske, which also features songwriter Kiran Vee.

Sunday, December 7, 7:00PM

Jericho Brown

American Book Award-winning poet Brown reads from his new book The New Testament, and executive editor Michael Weigers discusses Copper Canyon Press for "EVERY LAST WORD: a celebration of poetry and readers...

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