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May 2021

Pioneer Valley Poetry Festival Reading

May 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Free

Virtual reading for the Poetry Festival, postponed from 2020, wtih T.J. Anderson, Lee Ann Brown, and Lori Lubeski. Go to Facebook page for details. And pre-register at pvpoetryfest@gmail.com

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Tupelo Press Reading for Lee Sharkey’s new book

May 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Free

I will introduce readers Philip Metres, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Janice Harrington, and Eleanor Wilner in a virtual reading from the late Lee Sharkey's new book, I Will Not Name It Except to Say, completed in the last weeks of the author's life and published by Tupelo on May 1. Go here for information and signup.

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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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