Thursday, Nov. 29th 17 Poets! hosts Carolyn Hembree and Kristina Robinson followed by the open mic
Thursday, Nov. 29th
Poetry Brothel: Allways Lounge, 2240 St. Claude (9:00 -till)
Poetry Exchange Symposium organized by Andy Stallings and Zach Savich
Friday, Nov. 30
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m: PXP Student Presentations (Tulane, Stone Auditorium, Woldenburg Art Center, Rm. 210)
1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m: Panel Conversations (Tulane, Norman Mayer Hall, Rm. 200B)
- 1:15-2:00: Publishing and Editing Contemporary Poetry -- moderated by Zach Savich, featuring Nik De Dominic, Carolyn Hembree, Caryl Pagel, Dan Rosenberg, Mark Yakich
- 2:15-3:00: Community Building in Poetry -- moderated by Brad Richard, featuring Megan Burns, Kelly Harris, Daniel Khalastchi, Kiki Petrosino
- 3:15-4:30: All-New Orleans Student Reading -- featuring student poets from universities and high schools across the city
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m: Keynote Reading (Tulane, Robert C. Cudd Hall) -- featuring Daniel Khalastchi, Blueberry Morningsnow, Kiki Petrosino, Michelle Taransky
Saturday, Dec. 1
12:00 p.m: Poetry Walk & Picnic -- b.y.o. food and poetry (City Park, near intersection of Wisner Blvd. & Filmore Ave., at kiosk across from driving range)
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m: Hunter Deely Memorial Poetry Reading -- (Mid-City, 623 N. Rendon St.) -- featuring Megan Burns, Peter Cooley, Nik De Dominic, Melissa Dickey, Carolyn Hembree, Maggie Jackson, Paul Killebrew, Ben Kopel, Alicia Rebecca Myers, Caryl Pagel, Hilary Plum, Brad Richard, Dan Rosenberg, Mark Yakich, and Zach Savich
8:00 p.m: Closing Celebration -- (Marigny/St. Claude, 2433 St. Claude Ave., at Music St.) -- entrance on Music St., b.y.o.b.
Latter Library Reading Dec. 1, 2:00PM :
Staple Goods Gallery, 2 p.m. (w/ Carolyn Hembree, Geoff Munsterman, Nasimiyu, Niyi Osundare, and Maurice Ruffin) http://www.postmedium.org/staplegoods
Sunday, December 2: 3:00-5:00 PM
Join the MelaNated Writers Collective for an afternoon of verse featuring the award-winning artist Thomas Sayers Ellis on Sunday, December 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Cafe Treme (1501 St. Philip St.)
Thomas Sayers Ellis co-founded The Dark Room Collective -- a big cousin of sorts to our MelaNated Writers Collective -- in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of The Maverick Room (2005), which won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award, and a recipient of a Mrs. Giles Whiting Writers’ Award as well as Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems (2010).
His poems and photographs have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Callaloo, Best American Poetry (1997, 2001 and 2010), Grand Street, The Baffler, Jubilat, Tin House, Poetry, and The Nation. He is also an Assistant Professor of Writing at Sarah Lawrence College, a faculty member of the Lesley University low-residency M.F.A Program and a Caven Canem faculty member.
MWC poets will also spit, flow, read!