Events


"Discovery" / Boston Review Contest Reading
May
8
8:30 PM20:30

"Discovery" / Boston Review Contest Reading

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1395 Lexington Ave. 

New York, New York 10128

 

Introducing the winners of the 2017 Discovery/ Boston Review Poetry Contest: James KnippenErika LuckertDiana Khoi Nguyen and Courtney Faye Taylor.

Over the decades, 92Y’s poetry contest has discovered such poets as John Ashbery, Lucille Clifton, Mark Strand and Mary Jo Bang. This year marks the tenth anniversary that our Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes are presented with Boston Review.

Preliminary judges were Timothy Donnelly and francine j. harris. The final judges were Henri Cole, Douglas Kearney and Monica Youn.

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"Innovations in Black Experimental Poetry": Writing Workshop
Feb
15
5:30 PM17:30

"Innovations in Black Experimental Poetry": Writing Workshop

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Hosted by the Students of Color in Public Policy at the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy.

This workshop introduces participants to experimental poetry, particularly works by contemporary Black writers. We will focus on three styles: erasure, narrative, and persona poetry. Participants read and discuss various examples and practice the styles through writing prompts.

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Helen Zell Writers' Mark Webster Reading Series
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Helen Zell Writers' Mark Webster Reading Series

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The Webster Reading Series showcases the work of poets and fiction writers in their second year of the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. 

The third installment of the 2016-2017 Mark Webster Reading Series will feature fiction by Clarisse Baleja Saïdi (introduced by Kristen Roupenian) and poetry by Courtney Faye Taylor (introduced by Young Eun Yook). 

Clarisse Baleja Saïdi is from Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire and writes of home(s) and faithfulness, of the personal and the political.

Courtney Faye Taylor was a finalist in the 2015 Agnes Scott College Writers’ Festival Contest and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her work appears in Witness. She lives in North Carolina.

For more information, visit LSA.umich.edu/writers

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Apr
8
to Apr 9

"The Literary and Political, in Conversation": Craft Lecture

Craft lecture presented at the Fortify Writing Summit, hosted by Literary Detroit

This craft lecture engages ideas and practices surrounding political writing. Participants will examine political writing as it intersects with academic, journalistic, and creative writing. We will discuss the genre’s historic and cultural contexts, as well as its perceived limitations. This lecture will also consider the writer’s responsibility to pursue "truth" and what challenges arise when writers approach political topics on the page.

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