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May 2017

Friday
26
7:00 PM

Analicia Sotelo, whose forthcoming poetry collection, Virgin, will be published by Milkweed Editions in February 2018, will read from her chapbook Nonstop Godhead (Poetry Society of America) at Brazos Bookstore. She will be joined by fellow author Beth Lyons.

Free and open to the public.

Houston, TX
Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
United States
Friday
26
7:30 PM

Dalia Rosenfeld, author of The Worlds We Think We Know, Daisy Johnson, author of Fen, will read from their new story collections, followed by a short audience Q&A.

Free and open to the public.

Brooklyn, NY
Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
United States
Monday
29
8:00 PM

At dlr LexIcon, Tim Winton will discuss The Boy Behind the Curtain (Penguin AU, 2016), his deeply personal collection of true stories and essays that is a portrait of a life, a place, and a man.

Admission: €10 – €12

Dún Laoghaire, D, Ireland
dlr LexIcon Library
Level 4
Haigh Terrace, Moran Park
Dún Laoghaire
Co Dublin
Ireland
Tuesday
30
11:00 AM

The President’s budget came out this week and proposed the elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts and other cultural agencies. Minnesota Citizens for the Arts has organized this event to collect stories about the importance of our national leadership in the arts and culture and the impact of the agencies in Minnesota. Rep. Betty McCollum, ranking member of the committee that funds the NEA and cultural agencies, will be present to hear testimony. There will be time for brief public testimony after scheduled presentations by grantees.

ABOUT THE NEA IN MINNESOTA: Although Minnesota is the 21st state by population, we are 8th highest in per capita grants from the NEA. Minnesota beats other states competing for NEA grants because our arts organizations are some of the best in the country. The Minnesota State Arts Board receives $770,000 per year from the NEA, most of which is re-granted out across the state. Minnesota’s nonprofit arts organizations received another 72 direct grants, with at least one in every congressional district. Arts Midwest in Minneapolis runs several national programs for the NEA including the Big Read and Shakespeare in Communities, and there are 26 Blue Star Museums in Minnesota that work in cooperation with the NEA to provide free admission to active military and their families. Minnesota has 104,000 artists and creative workers and 1601 nonprofit arts and culture organizations statewide, the biggest arts sector than any surrounding state. Because Minnesota gets more money than other states from the NEA we would be hit harder by its elimination.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to MCA at 651-251-0868 or staff@artsmn.org.

Saint Paul, MN
Room 1150 Senate Office Building
95 University Avenue W
Saint Paul, MN 55155
United States
651-251-0868

June 2017

Thursday
1
7:00 PM

Milkweed Books presents poet Tyler Flynn Dorholt, in celebration of his debut full-length collection, AMERICAN FLOWERS (Dock Street Press). Join us for a homecoming reading and book launch party in the bookstore!

Tyler Flynn Dorholt is a writer and visual artist born in Minnesota. His first full-length book, AMERICAN FLOWERS, was published by Dock Street Press in Seattle. He is the author of five chapbooks, including MODERN CAMPING, recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. He co-publishes and edits the journal and press TAMMY, and lives in Syracuse, NY with his wife and son.

FREE and all are welcome!

Minneapolis, MN
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave
Open Book, First Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55415
United States
6122152540
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
Saturday
3
6:00 PM

An artist reception will be held in honor of the new exhibit Heart of Place, which features works by artists Laura Andrews and Susan Solomon. During the reception there will be a poetry reading by Katrina Vandenberg and Deborah Keenan.

Free and open to the public.

Fridley, MN
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Road
Fridley, MN 55432
United States
Tuesday
6
8:00 PM

Join Columbus poets Kathy Fagan, Khaty Xiong, and Lesley Jenike for readings from and conversations about poetry. Original performances of material from WCBE's Craft show will round out the evening.

Free and open to the public.

Columbus, OH
WCBE
540 Jack Gibbs Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
United States
Saturday
10
12:00 PM

Wayne Miller will appear at the University College Dublin alongside Sarah Clancy, Elaine Feeney, Aidan Mathews, and others. The UCD Festival is a day of free events featuring talks, interactive exhibits with UCD Scientists and researchers, creative workshops, live performances, family fun, campus tours and an International Food Fair.

Free and open to the public.

Belfield, D4, Ireland
University College Dublin
James Joyce Library
Belfield
Dublin 4
Ireland
Wednesday
14
7:00 PM

As a part of the Mountain Writers Series, Christopher Howell joins Joseph Millar for the launch of Millar's new poetry collection, Kingdom. A book signing and reception begins at 7 p.m., followed by a poetry reading a 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Portland, OR
Concordia University
George R. White Library & Learning Center
2900 NE Liberty
Portland, OR 97211
United States
Wednesday
14
7:30 PM

As a part of Staccato's reading series, Wayne Miller and Paul Perry will read their poetry at Toners Pub in Dublin. Staccato is Dublin's newest Spoken Word event, and their aim is to showcase the best of poetry and prose by both new and established writers. There will also be a featured musician on the night, and the last half an hour is an open mic session where audience members are invited to read flash fiction or poetry

Free and open to the public.

Dublin 2, D2, Ireland
Toners Pub
139 Baggot Street Lower
Dublin 2
Dublin 2
Ireland
Wednesday
28
7:30 PM

As a part of the Lifeboat Reading Series, Wayne Miller and Conor O’Callaghan will read poetry at the Sunflower Bar in Belfast. 

Free and open to the public.

Belfast, Ireland
The Sunflower Bar
65 Union Street
Belfast
Ireland

July 2017

Sunday
16
8:30 AM

J. Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place, will appear at the 2017 Audubon Convention, a biennial event that brings together Audubon’s vast network of dedicated chapter, state, national, and international leaders. At 8:30 a.m., Lanham will present a plenary keynote address, followed at 10:00 a.m. by a book signing. At 10:30 a.m., he'll then engage in a Q&A with attendees.

Cost varies. Registration required.

Park City, UT
Grand Summit Hotel
4000 Canyons Resort Dr.
Park City, UT 84098
United States
Wednesday
19
6:00 PM

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago for readings at Humboldt Park by authors Kathy Fagan and Frank Varela.

Free and open to the public.

Chicago, IL
Humboldt Park
1400 N. Sacramento Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
United States
Sunday
30
3:00 PM

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland hosts another installment of Poetry Flash, featuring guest poets Christopher Howell, Joseph Millar and Dorianne Laux.

Free and open to the public.

Oakland, CA
DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
United States
(510) 653-9965