Mississippi poet laureate and author
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Events

 
Credit: Bruce Newman

Credit: Bruce Newman

 

Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

AWP in Portland, panel/readings

Cheating on Poetry: On Writing Nonfiction Too.(Anna LeahyBeth Ann FennellyPaisley RekdalLisa KoCori Winrock) In an interview about micro-memoirs, Beth Ann Fennelly revealed she had found herself “cheating on poetry” by having “a love affair with the sentence.” Here, writers who studied poetry discuss what it means to work in this second genre, with attention to opportunities, challenges, conflicts, and intersections. Discussion includes focus on craft and form, line and/versus sentence, literary influences, MFA program limitations, and affinity across genres that can lead poets to creative nonfiction.

C123 Oregon Conference Center, Level 1

Panel: R232. 25 Years of Creative Nonfiction: An Anniversary Reading(Lee GutkindDinty W. MooreBrenda MillerBrian BroomeSuzanne Roberts and Beth Ann Fennelly) Since 1994, Creative Nonfiction magazine has inspired and supported writers of true stories and has been a tireless advocate for the genre. The magazine showcases a diverse range of writers and writing, and almost every issue features at least one writer’s first publication. Help celebrate a quarter-century of Creative Nonfiction with brief readings by four contributors and contest winners and founding editor Lee Gutkind's reflections on a quarter century of publishing. R232 Oregon Conference Center, Level 1

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Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Star Line Books, Chattanooga

The ChattState Humanities Department’s Writers@Work program in partnership with Southern Lit Alliance presents a reading and signing at Star Line Books, 1467 Market St #106, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Free Admission. https://www.southernlitalliance.org/southbound-beth-ann-fennelly

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Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

Blackbird Poetry Festival, Columbia, MD

HoCoPoLitSo sponsors the 11th Blackbird Poetry festival on the campus of Howard Community College, MD. 

https://www.howardcc.edu/programs-courses/academics/academic-divisions/english-world-languages/resources/blackbird/index.html

11:00-12:15 Poetry Workshop

7:30 reading and reception, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center Lobby 

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Mar
8
to Mar 9

GUMPTION, Franklin TN

https://www.madesouth.com/gumption/

THE MISSION OF THE GUMPTION CONFERENCE IS TO FOSTER CREATIVITY & HOSPITALITY IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH.

Join us on Saturday, March 9 in historic Franklin, Tennessee as some of the leading creative Southerners share with us inspiring and thought-provoking stories about how they are using food, drink, music, storytelling, poetry, woodworking, photography, and even spray paint to positively impact the future of the American South.

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Feb
3
to Feb 8

The Betsy, Miami, FL

Writer's Room Residency. On February 6, I'll be reading at 7 p.m. with local writer Angela Narciso Torres, either in the library or the B Bar of the Betsy Hotel.

The following night, Feb. 7, I’ll have a Meet the Author event at 5 p.m. in the library, answering questions about craft and process. Complementary wine and cheese.

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Mar
7
to Mar 10

AWP Conference in Tampa

Thur. March 8, 4:30-5:30pm, Panel of Feminist Flash, with Daisy Hernandez, Dawn Raffel, Grace Talusan, and Nicole Cooley, Florida Salon 4, Marriott Waterside, Second Floor

Saturday, March 10, 12:00-1 pm, Panel Celebrating Brevity Magazine's 20th Anniversary, with Dinty Moore, Lee Martin, Heather Sellers, and Daisy Hernandez, Room 15, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor

Sat. March 10: Literary Death Match

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