Upcoming Readings & Workshops
Check Back Soon for 2018 ANAGNORISIS Book Tour and Workshop Dates
Hurston/Wright Weekend Writing Workshop
Sat. & Sun., June 23-24
Kwame Dawes, introducing a short sci-fi poem during a reading, noted that the poem had been inspired by Marilyn Nelson, commenting that there may not be Black people in humanity’s post-Earth existence unless we write ourselves into it. In this two-day workshop, we will focus on the selfish and necessary act of imagining and rendering alternative futures (politically, culturally, socially, geographically, technologically, spiritually) for ourselves. Taking as models artists such as Octavia Butler, Tracy K. Smith, Joshua May, Sun Ra, Janelle Monáe, Lucille Clifton and others, we will explore this endeavor and write poems that envision our beyonds as spaces of Black possibility.
Apply / Info: http://www.hurstonwright.org/2018-weekend-workshop/
Poetic Responses to Trump's America
(Kyle Dargan, celeste doaks, and Denise Low, moderated by Christian Teresi)
Tuesday, July 17th 7PM
Politics & Prose @ The Wharf, Wash., D.C. [map]
Event listing: https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/kyle-dargan-celeste-doaks-and-denise-low-moderated-christian-teresi-misrepresented-people
Charlottesville Reading Series
Kyle Dargan and Crystal Hana Kim
Friday, September 21st
New Dominion Bookstore, Charlottesville, Virginia [map]
Kyle Dargan reads and signs his latest collection ANAGNORISIS.
Event listing: https://ndbookshop.com/events/september-reading-series/
Recent Past Events
Poetry off the Shelf: A Reading w/ Kyle Dargan and Rachel Long
May 2nd, 2018, 7PM
Poetry Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
For more information:
Book Release and Reading for District Lines Vol. V
Feb. 11th, 2018, 5PM
Politics & Prose Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
District Lines is an anthology of original poems, essays, short stories, photographs, drawings, scribbles, graphics, and other coherent musings intended to capture a sense of people and place in D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area. The journal includes work by both established and emerging authors.
For more information:
Bullets into Bells Anthology Reading and Conversation
Feb. 5th, 2018, 7PM
6th and I Historic Synagogue, Washington D.C.
Contributors to the anthology, as well as those working to prevent gun violence in D.C., will share readings and reflections, followed by a panel conversation with Senator Chris Murphy.
For more information and tickets:
Cave Canem 20/20: A Panoramic View of Black Poetry
May 29th, 2017, 2-3:15 PM
A Reading and Conversation with #BlackPoetsSpeakOut co-founders Mahogany L. Browne and Amanda Johnston, and poet Kyle Dargan, moderated by writer and performance artist Kenyon Adams.
For more information on the three days of event:
Hurston/Wright Summer Writers Week
August 5th - 11th, 2017
For 20 years, the Hurston/Wright Summer Writers Workshop has offered a safe space for writers in intensive workshop sessions and master classes.
Workshops are led by award-winning writers who are influencing today’s literature. The program features critiques, craft talks, writing time and public readings.
[Apply Here for Admission]
Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program
Winter Residency Visiting Poet
January 2nd - 3rd, 2017
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College St. Montpelier, VT
VCFA Visiting Writers: http://vcfa.edu/programs-faculty/writing/visiting-faculty