Golden Shovel Launch Party
Bowery Poetry Club on Sunday, March 26th 3:30-5pm
308 Bowery NYC
New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks will feature a short talk by editors, Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith, and readings of Golden Shovel poems by over twenty area poets including Sharon Dolin, National Book Award winner Jean Valentine, and Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo. The anthology features poems following the Golden Shovel form created by Terrance Hayes, who wrote the foreword for the anthology.Terrance Hayes will also be reading.
APHORISMS: A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP ON SHORT WRITINGS
Saturday April 1, 2017, 10am to 4:30pm
Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street, Hartford CT
Celebrate the art of the aphorism with James Geary: His presentation will explore the witty power of aphorisms in literature and daily life through the lively juggling of words & ideas. Geary is the foremost contemporary authority on the aphorism.
Presentations by three contemporary aphorists—
Alfred Corn: Concision, Concentration, Poetry
Sharon Dolin: Sequencing the Whole Fragment
George Murray: The Aphorist as Undertaker
Starting at 1:45 pm, James Geary will lead an interactive workshop on how to write aphorisms.
3:30 pm, conference participants will have the opportunity to read their original aphorisms. Followed by a Q&A with the contemporary aphorists.
Conference is Free. RSVP by March 25 to—
Thursday-Sat. Feb. 9-11. Writing About Art in Barcelona @ the Book Fair. 408. Stop by and visit. Pick up a brochure.
Friday. Feb. 10: 3-4:15pm. Poets Writing the Holocaust: The New Generation .(Hadara Bar-Nadav, Michael Homolka, Sharon Dolin, Allison Benis White, Maya Pindyck): Marquis Salon 7 & 8, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Sat. Feb. 11: 12-1:15pm: 50 Years of the Pitt Poetry Series: Readings from the Northeast Quadrant. (Sharon Dolin, Jan Beatty, Alicia Ostriker, David Wojahn, Afaa Weaver) Poets with recent books in the Pitt Poetry Series, living in the Northeast, read from their work. Marquis Salon 6, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Sat. Feb. 11: 2pm: Signing at Pitt Table AWP Book Fair: #353