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Aug 20 2017

Women of Verse (Denver)

Khadijah Queen is the author of five books, including I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On (YesYes Books 2017), and a verse play, Non-Sequitur, which won the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers. Fiona Templeton’s The Relationship theater company staged a full production in December 2015 at Theaterlab NYC. Individual poems and prose appear in Fence, Tin House, ​Gulf Coast, ​DIAGRAM, Fire & Ink: A Social Action Anthology, and widely elsewhere. ​She is core faculty for the Mile-High MFA program at Regis University.​
 
Sommer Browning writes poems, draws drawings, and tells jokes in Denver. She’s the other of, most recently, the poetry chapbook, WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS DREAM I HAD (Reality Beach, 2016) and Everything But Sex (Low Frequency Press, 2017), a collection of comics. She’s a librarian. 
 
Ahja Fox currently resides in  Aurora with her husband and her baby cousin whom she considers her own. She graduated this past Spring from Arapahoe Community College with an A.A with Creative Writing Emphasis. While attending ACC, she acted as Writer’s Studio Student Club President for four semesters and also received the 2016 Writer’s Studio Scholarship. Right before graduating, she received her first publication in the Arapahoe Pinnacle and then gained publication right after in the 2017 Progenitor Art & Literary Journal. Now that she has graduated, she is a co-partner/co-host for Art of Storytelling and is working on a collaboration with her artist husband. Ahja’s long-term goals are to publish in various writing sources, finish producing at least one book draft, and to open a dance studio that caters to children and the disabled.
6:00pm
BookBar
4280 Tennyson St
80212 Denver, Colorado
Aug 21 2017

NY Writers Coalition Drop-In Workshop

Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe you just want to put pen to paper and see what happens. Join NY Writers Coalition for a free community workshop! This writing group is open to writers of all genres — poetry, fiction, memoir, and anything else — and even to those who think they've never written before! Writing supplies will be provided, so just bring yourself. All levels of experience are welcome. No advanced sign-up is necessary.
 
3:00pm
Central Library, Room 214
10 Grand Army Plaza
11238 Brooklyn, New York
Aug 21 2017

Dudley Poetry Club Summer Workshop

Writers Without Margins hosts a poetry workshop at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library on the third Monday of each month during the summer. In each meeting, poets bring new work to share and receive feedback. Feedback centers on the aspects of the poem that are working, places where the poem is unclear, and suggestions for revision. All levels are welcome. You do not need to bring a poem to participate. The workshop is facilitated by Pamela Taylor, a Cave Canem fellow and graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts low-residency MFA in Writing program.
 
Contact: info@bpl.org
6:00pm
Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library
65 Warren Street
02119 Roxbury, Massachusetts

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poem
        —for Elizabeth Bishop

Tuwee, calls a bird near the house,
Tuwee, cries another, downhill in the woods.
No wind, early September, beeches and pines,

Sumac aflame, tuwee, tuwee, a question and a faint
But definite response, tuwee, tuwee, as if engaged
In a conversation expected to continue all
poem

Well, a great many things have been said
in the oven of hours. We have not been
shaken out of the magnolias. Today was another
hard day. And tomorrow will be harder. Well,
that sounds like our gong. But we’ll have
the boy’s birthday and we will have
music and cake. Well, I will think

poem
	Between raindrops, 


			space, certainly,


but we call it all rain.


          I hang in the undrenched intervals,


while Callie is sleeping,


	my old self necessary


and imperceptible as air.