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February 2020

Thursday
20
9:30 AM

The Off Campus Writers' Workshop welcomes John McCarthy (Scared Violent Like Horses) as a workshop instructor for Transcending the Narrative: reimagining how we write emotions into poetry and prose.

Registration Required

Winnetka, IL
Winnetka Community House
620 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
United States
Thursday
20
1:30 PM

The 48th Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture welcomes John James, author of The Milk Hours.

Registration Required

Louisville, KY
University of Louisville
2301 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40292
United States
Thursday
20
7:00 PM

Join Cervena Barva Press for a reading with Martha Collins (Night Unto Night) and Susan Eisenberg.

Admission: $5

Somerville, MA
Cervena Barva Press
Arts for the Armory Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
United States
Thursday
20
7:00 PM

The University of Arizona is proud to present Ada Limón (The Carrying), who will read from her work commissioned for the Poetry Center's Art for Justice grant. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Free and open to the public.

Tucson, AZ
Poetry Center at University of Arizona
University of Arizona: Poetry Center
1508 E Helen St
Tucson, AZ 85719
United States
Thursday
20
8:00 PM

Visiting Hurst Professor Rick Barot reads from The Galleons

FREE

St. Louis, MO
Washington University at St. Louis
1 Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130
HURST LOUNGE, DUNCKER 201
St. Louis, MO 63130
United States
Friday
21
7:00 PM

Join Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a presentation by author and Pulitzer prize finalist Elizabeth Rush, who will discuss her new book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.

Registration Required: Eventbrite | FREE

Millbrook, NY
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Cary Institute Auditorium
2801 Sharon Turnpike (Route 44)
Millbrook, NY 12545
United States
Tuesday
25
6:00 PM

Please join Hub City Bookshop for Reading Between the Wines at Bond Street! The Milk Hours by John James will be paired with wines that share similar "notes."

Free and open to the public.

Spartanburg, SC
Bond Street Wines
145 W Main St
Spartanburg, SC 29306
United States
Thursday
27
7:00 PM

Midwest Poetry Series welcomes Ada Limón (The Carrying) at the Arrupe Hall Auditorium.

Free and open to the public.

Kansas City, MO
Rockhurst University
Arrupe Hall Auditorium
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
United States
Thursday
27
7:00 PM

Literati Bookstore welcomes poets Tracy Zeman and John McCarthy to read from their most recent collections, Empire and Scared Violent Like Horses

Free and open to the public.

Ann Arbor, MI
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States
Thursday
27
7:00 PM

Tennessee Tech welcomes Margaret Renkl, author of Late Migrations, for a reading at the Backdoor Playhouse.

Free and open to the public.

Cookeville, TN
Tennessee Tech University
Backdoor Playhouse, Jere Whitson Building
805 Quadrangle
Cookeville, TN 38501
United States
Friday
28
7:00 PM

Join Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop for an evening with Denise Bergman and Martha Collins (Night Unto Night).

Free and open to the public.

Brooklyn, NY
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
Saturday
29
2:00 PM

Inklings Bookshop is excited to have Brooke Matson read from In Accelerated Silence.

Free and open to the public.

Yakima, WA
Inklings Bookshop
5629 Summitview Ave.
Yakima, WA 98908
United States

March 2020

Wednesday
4
7:00 PM

Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising, Dispatches from the New American Shore, will visit Lake Oswego to talk about her book.  

Free and open to the public.

Lake Oswego, OR
Lakeridge High School Auditorium
1235 Overlook Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
United States
Thursday
5
12:00 PM

This panel explores social media as a political space critical to writers today. Panelists will discuss digital citizenship; the fight for inclusivity, vulnerability, accountability, allyship, discourse, and understanding in writing and publishing; and the effects of that fight on personal and professional lives.

Registration Required |

San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
Room 006A, River Level
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States
Thursday
5
3:15 PM

In celebration of Milkweed Editions’ 40th anniversary, these award-winning and debut authors read from new work and translations to showcase not just where Milkweed has been, but where the press is going.

Registration Required |

San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
Room 217A
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States
210.207.8500
Thursday
5
5:00 PM

Join Martha Collins (Night Unto Night), Sidney Wade, and David Huddle at the Twig Book Shop during the AWP Conference.

Free and open to the public.

San Antonio, TX
The Twig Book Shop
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
United States
Thursday
5
7:30 PM

The University of Oregon is pleased to host Elizabeth Rush (Rising) for an evening to give voice to those who have been traditionally left out of environmental discourse and how we might make the conversation more whole moving forward.

Free and open to the public.

Eugene, OR
University of Oregon
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive St.
Eugene, OR 97403
United States
Friday
6
10:30 AM

Is poetry science? What happens when poets engage research and adopt strategies of scientific inquiry? Five poets will discuss the influence of science on their craft (observation, form, and discovery), and also as a method of investigating truth.

Registration Required |

San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
Room 006A, River Level
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States
Friday
6
1:45 PM

Milkweed Editions presents two critically acclaimed poets in conversation with award-winning writer and critic Rigoberto González: Ada Limón, author of the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning collection The Carrying, an ecstatic and vulnerable paean to the universality of grief and astonishment; and Diné poet Jake Skeets, author of the highly-anticipated debut Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers, a collection that explores how alcoholism, masculinity, queerness, land, and language interact and counteract.

Registration Required |

San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
HemisFair Ballroom C3, Ballroom Level
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States
Friday
6
3:15 PM

The persistent political, racial, and religious divisions of our time have made Naomi Shihab Nye’s beloved poem "Kindness" one that regularly resurfaces with its urgent search for human connection. Like the poem, Nye’s immense body of work as a poet, anthologist, novelist, and children’s book author transcends genre and bridges worlds. 

Registration Required |

San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
Room 217D, Meeting Room Level
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States
Saturday
7
12:00 PM

This panel focuses on writers who undertake translation to meet the political necessity of feeling for and better understanding others. Spanning generations and ethnicities, panelists will share the process of coming to their work in translation, and consider such questions as, What do translations offer that history does not? How do translations help us to think “with” the people of another country, instead of think “about” them?

Registration Required |

San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
Room 206 B
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States
Saturday
7
3:15 PM

In Texas you can drive 800 miles in a straight line and still be in Texas. The influence of place upon one’s writing is known, but what if one is from a place that has many places within place? How does one write about expanse and a conflicting sense of terrain?—A place of borders, yet an openness seemingly without borders. Is there a writing of place in Texas? Four writers will discuss how to write about place when it is fragmented and expansive and includes several cultures and voices.

Registration Required |

San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
Room 209, Meeting Room Level
900 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States
Thursday
12
6:30 PM

Join Barrington Public Library as they welcome the author of this year's Reading Across Rhode Island selection, Elizabeth Rush. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore is her highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love. 

Free and open to the public. Registration Required

Barrington, RI
Barrington Public Library
281 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
United States
Friday
13
7:00 PM

Louisville Literary Arts welcomes John James (The Milk Hours) and Tony Brewer to the InKY Reading Series. 

Free and open to the public.

Louisville, KY
The Bard's Town Restaurant
1801 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
United States
Saturday
14
7:00 PM

Left Margin Lit welcomes Rick Barot, author of The Galleons, and Victoria Chang for an evening of poetry reading.

Free and open to the public.

Berkeley, CA
Left Margin Lit
1543 Shattuck Avenue
Suite B
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States
Wednesday
18
7:30 PM

The Ohio University Creative Writing program presents five visiting writers for the 35th annual Spring Literary Festival. Authors include Lauren Groff, Melissa Febos, Ada Limon (The Carrying), Anthony Marra, and Ira Sukrungruang.

Free and open to the public.

Athens, OH
Ohio University
Baker Center Ballroom
1 Park Pl
Athens, OH 45701
United States
Thursday
19
7:30 PM

Rick Barot is an award-winning Tacoma poet. His latest book of poems, The Galleons (2020), is in part about the centuries-long colonial structure that sustained Spanish control over Latin and South America, the Caribbean, and the Philippines.

Registration Required

Seattle, WA
Seattle Central Community College
Broadway Performance Hall - Erickson Theatre
1625 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States
206.934.3052
Friday
20
4:00 PM

Join the Virginia Festival of the Book to hear Margaret Renkl, author of Late Migrations, speak at the celebration of the Reed Award for Environmental Writing presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center.

Free and open to the public.

Charlottesville, VA
The Haven
112 W. Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
United States
Friday
20
7:00 PM

Literati Bookstore welcomes poet John James in support of his widely acclaimed debut collection The Milk Hours.

Free and open to the public.

Ann Arbor, MI
Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
United States
734.585.5567
Saturday
21
12:00 PM

Thorpe Moeckel (Down by the Eno, Down by the Haw), Margaret Renkl (Late Migrations), Laura-Gray Street (editor, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia), with moderator, Sharon Harrigan, share perspectives on their deep engagement with the natural world as a source of inspiration and solace, continuity and awe.

Free and open to the public.

Charlottesville, VA
New Dominion Bookshop
404 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
United States
Monday
23
7:00 PM

The Sustainability Institute at Penn State University in collaboration with the Schlow Library Foundation presents Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising.

Free and open to the public.

State College, PA
Schlow Centre Region Library
Downsbrough Community Room
211 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
United States
Thursday
26
7:00 PM

Chevalier's Books welcomes Rick Barot (The Galleons), Victoria Chang, and Donna Spruijt-Metz for a night of riveting intellectual discussion!

Free and open to the public.

Los Angeles, CA
Chevalier's Books
126 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
United States
Thursday
26
7:00 PM

Two Spokane poets will read from their new poetry collections, Brooke Matson from her book In Accelerated Silence and Laura Read from her book Dresses from the Old Country.

Free and open to the public.

Moscow, ID
Book People
521 S Main
Moscow, ID 83843
United States

April 2020

Wednesday
1
4:00 PM

Western Carolina University's annual Spring Literary Festival welcomes Joni Tevis, author of two collections of essays: The World is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse and The Wet Collection: A Field Guide to Iridescence and Memory.

Free and open to the public.

Cullowhee, NC
Western Carolina University
A.K. Hinds University Center
1 University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723
United States
Thursday
2
6:30 PM

Author Elizabeth Rush, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, will present Rising: Dispatches From the New American Shore as part of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy's spring lecture series.

Free and open to the public.

Newport, RI
Salve Regina University
Ochre Court
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
United States
(401) 341-2927
Thursday
2
7:30 PM

The poems of Ada Limón (The Carrying) explore the large, unavoidable subjects that come with being human: death and loss, art and faith, and the strange, vulnerable miracle of existing in a body. Her writing is precise in its attention to the details of our everyday, intimate, private lives while at the same time being conscious of broader political and social concerns that intersect with those lives.

Free and open to the public.

Indianapolis, IN
Butler University
Shelton Auditorium
1000 W. 42nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
United States
Thursday
9
4:00 PM

Florida Atlantic University welcomes Rick Barot, author of The Galleons.

Free and open to the public.

Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University
Performing Art, Schmidt Gallery
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
United States
Thursday
9
4:15 PM

The Writers at Grinnell organization welcomes Ada Limón, author of The Carrying, for an informal “craft chat” where writers have a q/a session with the creative writing students and others.

Free and open to the public.

Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College
Rosenfield Center 101
1115 8th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States
Tuesday
14
6:00 PM

The Kentucky Great Writers Series presents Jeff Worley, John James (The Milk Hours), and Savannah Sipple.

Free and open to the public.

Lexington, KY
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507
United States
(859) 254-4175
Wednesday
22
7:00 PM

Poetry Days presents Ada Limón: The Carrying.

Free and open to the public.

Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College
Devlin Hall
255 Beacon St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
United States
Friday
24
4:00 PM

Knox College welcomes John McCarthy (Scared Violent Like Horses) for the English Department's Reading Series. Following the reading, he will award this year's prizes for the Davenport Poetry Prize.

Free and open to the public.

Galesburg, IL
The Space
306 E. Simmons Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
United States
Sunday
26
9:30 AM

The 6th International Sacred Heart Conference is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Rush (Rising) as a keynote speaker.

Registration Required | Admission: $850

Miami, FL
Sacred Heart Education
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
Barat Campus, 3747 Main Hwy
Miami, FL 33133
United States
Thursday
30
7:30 AM

The Blake School welcomes Philip Otis Environmental Author Elizabeth Rush (Rising) for the April Breakfast at Blake & Book Signing.

Hopkins, MN
The Blake School
110 Blake Road South
Hopkins, MN 55343
United States
Thursday
30
6:30 PM

Brooklyn Poets copresents Three Poets Reading with Ama Codjoe, John Murillo, and Rick Barot (The Galleons).

Free and open to the public.

Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Public Library
Central Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
United States

May 2020

Monday
4
7:30 PM

Join UCSB Reads for a free lecture and book-signing by Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.

Free and open to the public.

Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara
Campbell Hall, Building 538
University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States
Thursday
21
7:00 PM

Join Mercantile Library for a night of music and poetry centering Don Bogen's newest collection of poetry, Immediate Song.

Free and open to the public.

Cincinnati, OH
Mercantile Library
414 Walnut Street, #1100, 11th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States

June 2020

Saturday
20
8:00 AM

Join Camille Dungy, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Major Jackson, Ada Limón (The Carrying), and Matthew Zapruder for the Squaw Valley Poetry Workshop. The Poetry Program at the Community of Writers is founded on the belief that when poets gather in a community to write new poems, each poet may well break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before.

Registration Required

Olympic Valley, CA
Squaw Valley
1960 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
United States

July 2020

Sunday
5
6:00 PM

Fine Arts Work Center welcomes Ada Limón (The Carrying) for her poetry workshop. This workshop is designed for beginning to experienced poets who would like to finish older poems and create new poems.

Registration Required | Tuition: $650

Provincetown, MA
Fine Arts Work Center
24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
United States