Events & Readings
Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat in Laceyville, PA, offers visual artists, writers, composers, and instrumentalists a quiet country setting for two- to five-week residencies to focus on their creative endeavors. Spaces are available from mid-May to mid-September. Soaring Gardens has no fees, makes no demands, and there are no intrusions from the administration—only the studios, gardens, deer, other creatures, and time. For more information, go here.
Your favorite indie press at your favorite indie bookstore! Open mic signup at 5:30pm. Featured reader (Jen Moore) reads at 6pm.
Jennifer Moore was born and raised in Seattle. She is the author of The Veronica Maneuver (The University of Akron Press, 2015), and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, Best New Poets, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. An assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio Northern University, she lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Please join us for a wildfire offsite AWP reading, featuring new work by 19 (19!) alumni of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Program for Writers PhD program. The readers: Simone Muench, Brooke Wonders, Jen Moore, Virginia Konchan, Mary Biddinger, Jackie White, Matthew Corey, Megan Milks, Andy Farkas, Erica Bernheim, Snezana Zabic, James Tadd Adcox, Laura Krughoff, AD Jameson, Sara Tracey, Tyler Mills, Brianna Noll, Annah Browning, and Beth McDermott.
We are so excited that University of Akron Press and Gold Wake Press will be teaming up this year to bring you a lineup of 12 writers!
We're excited to celebrate Tupelo Quarterly and honor our contributors. Please join us for a reading and party at AWP 2018 in Tampa. Featured readers will include:
Mary Jo Bang
Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you in Tampa!
Join us for a retrospective look at Rikki Ducornet's art and writing as local poets--including Ross Gay, Chris Mattingly, and Jennifer Moore--share her work and theirs at the I Fell Gallery in Bloomington, IN. February 2nd, 6-8pm.
Those in upstate NY or willing to travel, come out for a night of diverse poetries, inspired by a Poetry & Mythology panel at Marist College the following day!
The readers are:
Nancy Reddy is the author of Double Jinx (Milkweed Editions, 2015), a 2014 winner of the National Poetry Series, and the chapbook Acadiana (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Blackbird, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. The recipient of a 2017 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in poetry, a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, she teaches writing at Stockton University in southern New Jersey.
Jennifer Moore was born and raised in Seattle. She is the author of The Veronica Maneuver (Akron, 2015) and a forthcoming chapbook, Imaginary Weather (Hermeneutic Chaos, 2017). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, Best New Poets, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. An assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio Northern University, she lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Leah Umansky lives in New York City and is the author of The Barbarous Century, (Eyewear Publishing, 2018), Domestic Uncertainties (Blazevox 2012) and two chapbooks, the dystopian themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016) and the Mad Men inspired Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press 2014). A graduate of the MFA program in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, she is also the curator and host of The COUPLET Reading Series in New York City. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as Poetry Magazine, Magma, Barrow Street, Salamander, Pleiades, and Plume.
Heather Treseler, winner of the Frank O’Hara poetry prize (2016), is an associate professor of English at Worcester State University where she teaches creative writing and American literature. Her poems and essays appear in Boston Review, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, Boulevard, Worcester Review, Missouri Review, Notre Dame Review, and Southern Poetry Review, among other journals. She has also published essays in four scholarly books about postwar American poets Elizabeth Bishop and John Berryman, among others. In 2017-18, she is a Visiting Research Associate at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, finishing a collection of poems that recasts stories from classical mythology. Her work has received support from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Virginia Konchan is the author of a collection of poetry, The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018), a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017), and two chapbooks, including That Tree is Mine (dancing girl press, 2017). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Best New Poets, and her honors include an NEH fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council Award. Co-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, and Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly, she teaches at Marist College.
A poet and critic, Sarah Giragosian is the author of the poetry collection Queer Fish, a winner of the Poetry Journal Book Prize (Dream Horse Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared recently in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, and Prairie Schooner, among others. She teaches in the department of Writing and Critical Inquiry at the University at Albany-SUNY.
Abstract: Humanities-based academic disciplines are increasingly being asked to provide practical experience for their majors. One answer that has gained popularity in recent years is the use of print and online literary journals to provide real-world, hands-on experience. Panelists will discuss the ways they have incorporated editing, design, aesthetics, and publications into their classrooms, the benefits to students and the schools, and the economic and pedagogical challenges they have faced (with Thom Caraway, Simone Muench, Jeff Dodd, and Rachel Cruea)
Plays Inverse, The Lettered Streets Press, and Ghost Proposal are teaming up for a reading in Washington, D.C.! Join authors from each press for an evening of poetry, playwriting, and prose. Admission is free, with books and conversation to follow. Featuring readings by:
Dennis James Sweeney
Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
A stellar lineup of writers from three journals share their work at an offsite reading. Join us at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C.
WELCOME (7:00 p.m.)
POETRY (7:05-7:40): Safia Elhillo, Jen Moore, Maggie Smith-Beehler
PROSE (7:45-8:20): Jamie Poissant, Sejal Shah
PROSE & POETRY (8:25-9:00): Michael Wasson, MJ Gette, Mira Rosenthal