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June 2021

Roxbury Poetry Festival Reading

June 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Free

FLOWERS AS THEY LIVE: HONORING LOCAL POET "Flowers As They Live" virtual reading with Askia Toure and Letta Neely, moderated by Toni Bee, as part of the all-day Roxbury Poetry Festival. Info and register (scroll down) at roxburypoetryfestival.com/schedule NOTE: Reading may be listed above as beginning at 5:00 pm EST, but it's actually taking place between 2:00 and 3:00 pm.

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Chautauqua Writers’ Festival Poetry Workshop

June 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - June 26, 2021 @ 8:00 pm EDT
Chautauqua Institution Chautauqua, New York + Google Map
$350

I'll be one of several faculty offering a four-day workshop and one-on-one conferences at the festival, which has been rescheduled from last summer and will be virtual this year. There will also be panel discussions, breakout sessions, and readings. I'll be reading on Wednesday, June 23, at 6:00 pm, with Jess Row. Go here for info, including registration.

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August 2021

Hudson Valley Writers Center Workshop

August 14, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Hudson Valley Writers Center
TBA

Four-hour workshop, with one-hour presentation on using research in poems, followed by discussion of participants’ poems (on any subject). Information here $124; scholarships available

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September 2021

International Translation Day Panel

September 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Free

Rutgers University virtual panel "United in Translation" with Mercedes Guhl, Zakiya Hanafi, and Lily Meyer, discussing our translation careers and processes and reading selected translations. Contact me at martha.collins@oberlin.edu for Zoom info. I'll be discussing and reading translations from the Vietnamese.

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November 2021

Arlington Open Studies Reading

November 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Arlington Town Hall, 730 Mass Ave, Lyons Room 2nd floor
Arlington, Massachusetts 02476 United States
Free

Arlington Open Studies reading with Fred Marchant, Lloyd Schwartz, Teresa Cader, Enzo Silon Surin, and Steven Ratiner. In person!

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December 2021

Q & A for Gail Mazur

December 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Free

I'll be doing a Q&A with Gail Mazur following her Alumnae reading at Smith College. The event will be on Facebook and YouTube. Go here for information. https://www.smith.edu/academics/poetry-center/gail-mazur

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April 2022

Stratford NJ Library Online Reading

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Free

Reading with other poets, followed by Q&A. More info TBA.

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May 2022

Hudson Valley Writers Center Zoom Workshop: What’s in a Word?

May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Hudson Valley Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York United States
$124

What's in a Word? For the first hour of this Zoom workshop, I'll present and discuss some published poems that call our attention to single words: poems that build on a single word, that "play" with words, that repeat words, that omit words, that listen to words. And also some poems "about" words. The remainder of the workshop will be devoted to a discussion of your work. Please send a poem of no more than one page to me at martha.collins@oberlin.eduby Thursday, May 12,…

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