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Monday, November 26, 2012

NOLA Poetry: 17 Poets!, Brothel, Tulane Poetry Exchange Symposium, Latter Library & More

If you play your cards right, you could hear over 40 poets read between Thursday and Sunday. 

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) 
Come wearing your finest burlesque, Victorian, or steampunk ensemble and receive a token for a free reading. Your hosts will be the Maître d’, Francis Shadfly (Jordan Soyka), and Madam Scarlett O’Heresy (Kim Vodicka)

Our cast of poets includes: The Private Dick (Adam Atkinson), Lady Ktsune’ (Aime’ SansSavant), Mam’zelle Cherie Louve (Anne Delatte), Jack Prince (Chris Shipman,) Pearl du Mal (Izzy Oneiric), Bi Nary (Jenn Nunes), and Calamity Kate (Katie Booms)

Guest reading by Vincent Cellucci, editor of FUCK poems (Lavender Ink)
Burlesque performances by Lana Turnover and Picolla Tushy
Live music from Cypress Channel.
Dramatic readings from historical tabloid "The Mascot" courtesy of Sally Asher & co.
Tarot card reading by Jenelle Campion
Busking by Aurelea River
Cyanotype & stilting by Philip Ylannopoulos
Acrobatics by Heath Stevens

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, 2:00PMJarvis DeBerry, Gina Ferrara, and Lee Grue read 

Sunday, Dec 2 Staple Goods Gallery, 2 p.m.  (w/ Carolyn Hembree, Geoff Munsterman, Nasimiyu, Niyi Osundare, and Maurice Ruffin)  

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!
Admission: Free

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