Furious Flower Collegiate Summit: Poetry Without Boundaries

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States

Mar 22 - Mar 24, 2018


TUITION / COST:$50/person
SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Ashley Ratliff
PHONE: 540-568-8883
EMAIL: furiousflowerpoetry@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/

The Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University hosts its fourth national collegiate summit this spring, March 22-24, for undergraduate and graduate students. This year's theme, “Poetry Without Boundaries,” reaches across geographical borders and beyond conventional literary and ideological boundaries as three outstanding poets explore this topic in workshops and readings that take place over three days.

The Furious Flower Poetry Center hosts its fourth national Collegiate Summit, March 22-24 in Harrisonburg, VA at James Madison University. Open to undergraduate and graduate students from any college or university program, this three-day summit invites participants to explore how poetry reaches across geographical borders and beyond conventional literary and ideological boundaries. The program includes in-depth workshops facilitated by distinguished poets Brenda Marie Osbey and Anastacia Reneè, a reading and presentation by the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Tyehimba Jess, roundtable discussions, a day-trip to Charlottesville for the Virginia Festival of the Book, and a closing open mic session for participating student poets. The registration fee is $50 per person. Registration is open until full. Visit the website for more information and access to the registration portal: www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/collegiate-summit


Featured Writers Include:

Faculty includes Former Poet Laureate of Louisiana Brenda Marie Osbey and Civic Poet of Seattle Anastacia Reneè. Featured poet: 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Tyehimba Jess




James Madison University, Festival Conference & Student Center
1301 Carrier Dr.
Virginia, United States

Furious Flower Poetry Center

Celebration, Education, Preservation: The nation's first academic center devoted to Black poetry, we cultivate, honor, and promote diverse voices by making their poetry accessible to a wide audience and collaborating with educational and cultural institutions, literary organizations, and artists.

A department of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Furious Flower Poetry Center serves as a resource to both the campus and the nation with extensive programming, including public readings with visiting poets; seminars for educators and workshops for emerging poets; summer camps for rising third to eighth graders; texts, videos, DVDs and other materials on African American poetry; and major literary conferences.