Alumni Poetry Reading - Amy Lemmon and Marwa Helal
12:00 PM12:00

Alumni Poetry Reading - Amy Lemmon and Marwa Helal

OWU Alumni Amy Lemmon and Marwa Helal will read from their work, answer questions, and sign copies of their books.

Amy Lemmon is the author of three poetry collections: Fine MotorSaint Nobody , and The Miracles (C&R Press, 2019) and co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of the chapbooks ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books) and Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (Slapering Hol Press). Her writing has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Rolling Stone, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, The Journal, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies. She is Professor and Chairperson of English and Communication Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY and lives in New York City, where she is primary caregiver and advocate for her developmentally disabled daughter.

Poet and journalist Marwa Helal is the author of I AM MADE TO LEAVE I AM MADE TO RETURN (No, Dear/Small Anchor Press, 2017) and Invasive species (Nightboat Books, 2019). Helal is the winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry Contest and has been awarded fellowships from Poets House, Brooklyn Poets, and Cave Canem. She has presented her work at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Studio Museum in Harlem and Brooklyn Museum.

Her work appears in ApogeeHyperallergic, the OffingPoets & Writers, the RecluseWinter TangerineBettering American Poetry 2016Best American Experimental Writing 2018Brooklyn Poets AnthologyHalal If You Hear Me, and BreakBeat Poets: Black Girl Magic. She is the editor of the Poetry Project’s newsletter.

Born in Al Mansurah, Egypt, Helal received her MFA in creative nonfiction from The New School and her BA in journalism and international studies from Ohio Wesleyan University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY, the 92nd Street Y, and other organizations.

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KGB Monday Night Poetry Series
7:00 PM19:00

KGB Monday Night Poetry Series

Amy Lemmon is the author of three poetry collections: Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009), and The Miracles (C&R Press, 2019), and co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of the chapbooks ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010) and Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (Slapering Hol Press, 2011). Her writing has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Rolling Stone, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, The Journal, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies. She is Professor and Chairperson of English and Communication Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology-SUNY and lives in New York City.

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C&R Press Spontaneous Reading Party
6:00 PM18:00

C&R Press Spontaneous Reading Party

C&R Press holds our signature Spontaneous Reading Party with Full Bar at Concrete + Water in #Brooklyn. Free and open to the public. Talk with authors between sporadic readings, get a book and a drink (non-alcoholic beverages available), try complimentary chocolate snuff by The Chocolate Line. Live forever.

Winter Soup Bowl Chapbook selection author
Gabriel Israel Green reads from The Magical Negro Reveals His Secret
Leland Cheuk reads from the No Good Very Bad Asian
Chris Campanioni reads from the internet is for real
Amanda Auerbach reads from What Need Have We for Such as We
Robert Glick reads from Two Californias
Kelli Colyer-Christian reads from Banjo's Inside Coyote
Amy Lemmon reads from The Miracles
Jacob Paul reads from Last Tower to Heaven

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Necromancers of the Public Domain
8:00 PM20:00

Necromancers of the Public Domain

Women as World Builders: Studies in Modern Feminism by Floyd Dell (1913)

It will not do to pluck freedom like a flower and give it to the lady with a polite bow. She must fight for it.– From the book, 1913

Debra Castellano ( / Waste Management: The Show)

Katie Kay Chelena(The Infinite Wrench)

Lady Von Tramp(Flighty Spirit)

Amy Lemmon (The MiraclesMarielena Andre (Taktile Design Studio)

Pearl Rhein (The Bushwick Book Club / Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)

Moses Rubin and Sarah Rubinstein (Rubin & Rubinstein) with Hudson Cooke 

Hosted by Queen of the Apes, Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / East Village Inky)

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West Chester Poetry Conference
to Jun 8

West Chester Poetry Conference

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The WCU poetry conference stands out among other writers’ conferences both for its unique focus on the traditional craft of poetry and for the way it combines a writers’ conference with a scholarly conference. writers, critics, and students mix together in a notably friendly, informal, and egalitarian atmosphere. Click here for full conference brochure.

3 Day Workshop: Better Together: A Workshop in Collaborative Poetry with Amy Lemmon and Kathrine Varnes

Collaboration is a generative process: it helps us write when we are out of ideas, out of steam, and perhaps when we might not manage to quite follow through if we were writing alone. Collaborating with other poets, we discover notions, tools, inroads and even forms that we wouldn’t otherwise. We can also deepen friendships in ways we did not expect.  We will read collaborative poems, talk about practical aspects of writing with others, share strategies — and most importantly — we will write together.  Participants will leave with a sense of various traditions in collaborative writing as well as a bag full of tricks to try with other writers. Come ready to play and generate new work!

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Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest
1:00 PM13:00

Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest

Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest is a celebration of the art of writing and will showcase multiple areas of interest that connect deeply with this historic region – specifically mystery, horror, children’s/YA lit, nonfiction/historical, and literature/poetry. 2019 marks the 200th Anniversary of the writing of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a seminal work which touches on all four of our areas of interest. In addition, the festival strives to showcase the diversity of our community by featuring a wide array of voices and writers.

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Panel: Examples of Sustainability in the FIT Classroom
3:00 PM15:00

Panel: Examples of Sustainability in the FIT Classroom

Innovation in Sustainability Conference

Fashion Institute of Technology

“The Sustainability Council at FIT hosts a Sustainable Business and Design Conference each spring. The event provides a platform for collaboration and discussion throughout the creative industries, highlighting advances in sustainable design and thought leadership. Environmental and social challenges and potential solutions are explored through innovative student projects, cross-institutional research, and industry partnerships. In recent years, breakout sessions have included topics such as farm-to-fashion, textile development, sustainable fashion supply chain, mindfulness in design, and packaging materials and recycling. The wide-ranging program features keynote speakers, panels, and projects that delve into pressing issues and exciting developments in the industry.

This year’s Sustainable Business and Design Conference theme is Innovating for the Future. It offers branding and speaking opportunities, as well as brand logo placement on conference marketing collateral.”

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Women Poets Mentoring Women Poets
4:30 PM16:30

Women Poets Mentoring Women Poets

C123, Oregon Convetion Center, Level 1

Slapering Hol Press Conversation Chapbooks (Jennifer Franklin, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon , Amy Lemmon, Kim Addonizio, Brittany Perham)

Join Slapering Hol Press poets and editors as they discuss the importance of mentorship, particularly women mentoring women, in small press publishing. For the past thirty years, the editors of SHP have been dedicated to publishing chapbooks written by talented emerging poets. This panel focuses on the Conversation chapbook series in which an established woman poet choses an emerging woman poet with whom to collaborate on a unified series of poems and a written conversation about craft.

As part of Association of Writers and Writing Program (AWP) Conference
Portland, Oregon

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