S218. Loud Because We Have to Be: Literary Advocacy in Today’s World, Sponsored by WITS
Saturday, March 10, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
Tina Cane is a poet, teacher, and the founder/ director of Writers-in-the-Schools, Rhode Island. Her books include The Fifth Thought, Dear Elena: Letters for Elena, and Once More With Feeling. She serves as Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.
Diane Luby Lane is the founder and executive director of Get Lit – Words Ignite, one of the largest teen literacy nonprofits in the nation, and author of the award-winning Get Lit Rising.
Erin Belieu is the author of four poetry collections, including Slant Six, chosen by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2014. Recent poems appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and The New York Times's T magazine. Belieu directs Florida State University's creative writing program.
Britt Udesen joined the Loft in 2015 as its Executive and Artistic Director. Before that, she served as the Executive Director of the Cabin in Boise, Idaho and has held leadership positions at Storyfort Literary Festival, The Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and the Textile Center of Minnesota.