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February 2017

Friday
24
7:00 PM

In February, Union Station welcomes highly-acclaimed poets, Paisley Rekal and Justin Boening. This reading is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase following the reading. The reading will take place upstairs in our Wattis Dumke room.

 

PAISLEY REKDAL is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; a hybrid-genre memoir entitled Intimate; and several books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos, Six Girls Without Pants, The Invention of the Kaleidoscope, and Animal Eye, which won the UNT Rilke Prize. Her newest book of poems, Imaginary Vessels, is out from Copper Canyon Press, and her latest book of nonfiction, The Broken Country: On Trauma, A Crime and the Continuing Legacy of the Vietnam War won the AWP Nonfiction Prize and will be out in September 2017. Her work has received the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Residency Fellowship, Pushcart Prizes, the UNT Rilke Award, and three inclusions in the Best American Poetry series. She runs the web history archive project, Mapping Salt Lake City.

 

JUSTIN BOENING is the winner of the National Poetry Series for his debut collection, Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last. He is also a recipient of a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship for his chapbook, Self-Portrait as Missing Person. Boening teaches in the Columbia University Summer High School Program and is a co-founding editor of Horsethief Books.

 

Free and open to the public.

Ogden, UT
Ogden's Union Station Foundation
2501 Wall Ave
Ogden, UT 84401
United States

March 2017

Friday
3
7:00 PM

Seattle's Open Books celebrates the launch of Christopher Howell's latest poetry collection, Love's Last Number.

Free and open to the public.

Seattle, WA
Open Books: A Poem Emporium
2414 N. 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
(206) 633-0811
Saturday
11
4:00 PM

In the panel "Conflict and Coexistence: What Animals Teach Us About Our Humanity" at the Tucson Festival of Books, Steven Church and Alison Hawthorne Deming look at human relationships with the natural world, examining the many ways animals in particular both challenge and contribute to our humanity.

Free and open to the public.

Tucson, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus
Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
520-621-0302
Saturday
11
7:30 PM

Chris Santiago will read from his new poetry collection, Tula. As a part of the Spirit Lake Poetry Series, the event is made possible by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and the Arts & Heritage Legacy Fund.

Free and open to the public.

Duluth, MN
Prøve Collective
21 N Lake Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
United States
Sunday
12
2:30 PM

Alison Hawthorne Deming and Reginald Dwayne Betts will read their poetry as a part of the Tucson Festival of Books. University of Arizona English faculty member and Guggenheim Fellow Alison Hawthorne Deming is the author of Stairway to Heaven (Penguin), and NAACP Image Award winner Reginald Dwayne Betts is the author of Bastards of the Reagan Era

Free and open to the public.

Tucson, AZ
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus
Student Union Kiva
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
520-621-0302
Tuesday
21
7:00 PM

Chris Santiago will read from his newest book, Tula, alongside poets Ocean Vuong, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, and Esther Yun.

 

Free and open to the public.

Brooklyn, NY
Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
347-687-2375
Friday
24
5:00 PM

The lively public Reading Series hosts a wide array of writers, translators, editors and poets, and connects their program to the local community.

Beth Bachmann’s latest book is Do Not Rise (2015), from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Ada Limón is the author of four collections of poems, including Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions, 2015), which was named a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Sarah Blake is the author of the poetry collection Mr. West (Wesleyan University Press, 2015), an unauthorized biography of Kanye West. 

Free and open to the public.

New York, NY
New York University
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
New York, NY 10003
United States
Monday
27
6:30 PM

Kathy Fagan, author of Sycamore, and Raena Shirali, author of GILT, will read poetry at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design. The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series.

Free and open to the public.

Columbus, OH
Columbus College of Art & Design
Canzani Center
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
Wednesday
29
2:30 PM

As a part of the Oxford Conference of the Book, moderator Ann Fisher-Wirth will talk with Aimee Nezhukumatathil and J. Drew Lanham in “Conservation Conversations: Creativity in Nature Writing.”
 

Free and open to the public.

Oxford, MS
University of Mississippi
Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics
555 Grove Loop
Oxford, MS 38655
United States

April 2017

Thursday
13
7:00 PM

Milkweed Editions presents our annual National Poetry Month Reading, featuring readings by the finalists of the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. More details coming soon!

Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Avenue South
Open Book, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-332-3192
Saturday
22
1:00 PM

Minnesota Cooks! author panel discussion. Join moderator Beth Dooley, Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook and In Winter's Kitchen, as she leads a panel of cookbook authors to discuss cooking with fresh, locally-sourced food. You'll hear from experts Tricia Cornell, Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook, Beatrice Ojakangas, Homemade, and Teresa Marrone, Dishing Up Minnesota. 

Free and open to the public.

Edina, MN
Barnes and Noble
Galleria
3230 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
United States
952-920-2124
Wednesday
26
7:00 PM

The Loft presents Lesley Nneka Arimah, author of the new collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky. Book sales provided by Milkweed Books.

 

Lesley Arimah describes her collection as “a book that interrogates the Nigerian experience, exploring the past, present and future.” What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky joins a proud Riverhead Books publishing tradition of bringing attention to voices from around the world. Whimsically beautiful and delightfully strange, Arimah’s inventive and sharply observed stories have amassed a devoted following of readers. It is a great pleasure to introduce you to this singular and exuberant voice in Arimah’s dazzling debut collection.

 

Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft's costs to host the event. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).

Regular Admission: $10
Loft Member Admission: $5

Minneapolis, MN
Loft Literary Center
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book, Second Floor - Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
612-215-2575

June 2017

Saturday
3
9:00 AM

The 4th annual Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers’ Conference is a week-long writers’ conference, based on the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference model, that’s designed to hone the skills of people interested in producing literary writing about the environment and the natural world. The conference is co-sponsored by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Orion Magazine, and Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies Program. Faculty will include acclaimed nature and environmental writers Megan Mayhew Bergman, Camille T. Dungy, John Elder, Ross Gay, Ted Genoways, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Joe Wilkins. In addition to their literary accomplishments, each faculty member has been specifically chosen for their skill at guiding developing writers.

Application and registration required.

Middlebury, VT
Bread Loaf Campus
4265 Ripton 125
Middlebury, VT 05753
United States