Writing News Roundup
February 21, 2023
Friday, February 24
8:00–10:00 p.m.— See what current poets have recently written in the Poetry Project’s Fall 2022 Workshop Reading. Featured poets include __ORSHI, Jacqui Barrington, Isabel Campos, Katie Ebbitt, Chihiro ITO, Talia Magallan, Syliva Matas, Ben Niespodziany, Julie Novakofski, Pritha RaySircar, Juliana Roth, Tash Nikol Smith, E V Starkey, Sam Sundius, Teline Tr?n, Delaney Uronen, and Morgan Võ. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Saturday, February 25
2:30–4:30 p.m.— Interested in translation but don’t know where to start? Sign up for the event Presentation: Literary Translation with Francesca Bell & Suphil Lee Park, brought to you by Soul Bone Lit Fest & MIU's MFA in Creative Writing. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Sunday, February 26
1:00–2:00p.m.— Get ready for the second installation of Red Door Poets’ poet interviews! RED DOOR POETS - Opening the Door to...Sarala Estruch 26th Feb 2023 will feature a discussion and interview with Sarala Estruch. Find out what inspires her, what literary tools she equips, and her personal journey with poetry. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
2:00–5:00 p.m.— Come out to share poetry, stories, and anything spoken word with the Allographic Virtual Open Mic. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
2:30–4:00 p.m.— Broken Sleep Books February 2023 Launch will feature Yousif M. Qasmiyeh (Eating the Archive), Ian Patterson (Shell Vestige Disputed), Dean Rhetoric (Foundry Songs), Talia Randall (Proverbs for a Woman Drinking Alone), Nathaniel King (Ghost Clinic), and Poppy Cockburn (Liquid Crystal Lovesick Demon). Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Monday, February 27
6:00–7:30 p.m.— The Literature Department Free Library of Philadelphia presents Monday Poets: Virtual Reading Series featuring Robert Coles and Bill O’Connell. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Tuesday, February 28
2:30–3:45 p.m.—Join the LBI book club for the event Book Club: Remote Sympathy by author Catherine Chidgey. Remote Sympathy compels us to question our ability to look away from persecution and violence and delves into the question of relative morality. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
9:00 p.m.–12:00 midnight.— City Lights Booksellers & Publishers presents Margaret Randall in conversation with Garrett Caples. Explore and engage in conversation surrounding two of Randall’s new books: Lupe’s Dream and Vertigo of Risk: poems. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Saturday, March 4
12:00 noon—3:00 p.m. Join Classical Wisdom for The Power of Storytelling. In this event, hear from famous thinkers, writers, actors, photographers, and more as they delve into their experiences in creating powerful stories. Speakers include Harvey Mansfield, Natalie Haynes, Julian Treasure, Melissa Roxburg, and Cesar Balcazar, among notable others. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
We are thrilled to bring you the latest in literary events that have caught our attention. These events encompass a range of free and ticketed registration and are not affiliated with AWP. All times are in ET.
Wednesday, March 1
8:00–9:30 p.m.— Join University of Regina as they host Playwrights Reading Series- Kelley Jo Burke. Kelley Jo Burke is a playwright, director, actor, editor, a creative nonfiction writer and documentarian, radio producer and broadcaster. All readings will be supported by an ASL interpreter. Tickets are free, and this event will take place online.
Thursday, March 2
10:00–11:00 a.m.— Byte the Book presents: The Path to Publication and the Author-Agent Relationship featuring author Mark Piesing and agent Erin Cox. Join for a conversation about publishing, how to find an agent, and the cross-collaborative relationships between authors and agents. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
Wednesday, March 8
12:00 noon–1:30 p.m.— Celebrate International Women’s Day by attending the panel Queer, Working-Class and Kurdish Experiences in German Literature. Writers Fatma Aydemir and Karosh Taha will join Maha El Hissy, Miriam Schwarz and Tara Talwar Windsor to talk about representations of Queer, working-class and postmigrant, especially Kurdish, experiences in German literature. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
8:00–9:30 p.m.— The Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets presents: Feminist Poetry on International Women's Day. Select featured writers include Lillian Allen, Joanne Arnott, Padmaja Battani, and Moni Brar, amongst many others. Registration is free, and this event will take place online.
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