Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
(9/8/2012 3:21:00 PM)
I am coordinating a cultural event, Toner på tværs which means Inter-cultural voices, a unique kind of concert with performers from people of different nationalities with songs, music with the use of different instruments. community singing, dance and reading of poetry. This event is for two hours and will be followed by International Buffet with food representing different mad cultures. All those who perform and all those who contribute food to the International Buffet do it freely, , without being paid for...There will be a collection aimed to support a certain charitable organization. This year we hand in the collected amount from the day's activity to Red Barnet in Denmark. Toner på tværs is on the 29th of September from 16.00 to 21.00 in Kolding.
(6/16/2012 3:18:00 AM)
Today is Bloomsday, a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived.
It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere. Joyce chose the date as it was the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle; they walked to the Dublin suburb of Ringsend. The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses.
The English portmanteau word Bloomsday is usually used in Irish as well, though some purist publications call it Lá Bloom.
Read more about James Joyce and his poems on Poemhunter:
View the events near you on Rosenbach Museum and Library web page:
Happy Bloomsday to all Joyce lovers!
(6/12/2012 9:54:00 AM)
I am starting an on-line literary journal calld COELACANTH. I need original poetry (up to six poems) , short fiction, Interviews. Photography. (Include photo and brief bio about yourself) . Expect Vol.1 in August or September 2012. Thank You.
(5/3/2012 2:52:00 PM)
Do anyone know when and where is the next poetry events?You can read my poems on this site under Naomi Johnson. Please feel free to comment on my work. I have illustration to my poems but I could not upload them on this site. You can see my artwork on www.Mysoulality.com.
Rachael Learning Matters
(4/3/2012 11:28:00 AM)
The Shared Poetry Project — inspired by this John Merrow blog entry:
http://takingnote.learningmatters.tv/?p=5454 — we'd like to invite public school students to film community members reciting lines of poetry, then edit the readings into a video for the Learning Matters YouTube channel. This exciting project provides students the opportunity to develop or strengthen real-world skills of teamwork, quality control, and production. It also can introduce the 80% of Americans who do not have school-aged children to the remarkable abilities of our youth. Not to mention exposes them to some great poetry!
Project Guidelines may be found here: http://bit.ly/xp2Jgz
A great project for National Poetry Month!
(3/2/2012 3:11:00 AM)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Book and The L.A. Times Book Prizes
The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held at University of Southern California, on April 21-22 2012.
More info and program schedule of the Festival http: //events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
The L.A. Times Book Prizes are awarded the night before the weekend's Festival of Books, on Friday, April 20,2012, in a public ceremony in the Bovard Auditorium on the campus of USC. Tickets for the Book Prizes ceremony will be available for purchase on March 26.
Awards will be presented in current interest, fiction, first fiction, biography, history, mystery-thriller, science and technology, graphic novel, poetry and young adult literature.
2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists for Poetry
Songs of Unreason, Jim Harrison (Copper Canyon Press)
Discipline, Dawn Lundy Martin (Nightboat Books)
The Public Gardens, Linda Norton (Pressed Wafer)
Double Shadow: Poems, Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Devotions, Bruce Smith (University of Chicago Press)
For the full list of categories and other details on
(2/16/2012 6:17:00 AM)
Narrating the Arab Spring
Cairo University, Feb 18th-20th
organizers say: “The aim of this international conference is to consider and shed light on the new narratives emerging from and about the Arab Spring. It will bring together participants from the Arab world, the UK, and beyond to reflect on the momentous events of 2011 and exchange views and experiences.”
The conference is set to run for three days, and will consist of panels, round-table discussions, as well as testimonials, films, and performances.
It’s organized by the UK’s Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) , the Department of English at Cairo University, and the Women & Memory Forum.
More about the conference on http: //arablit.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/conference-begins-saturday-narrating-the-arab-spring/#more-8962
(1/13/2012 4:23:00 AM)
Not Just Poetry-hosted by The Destiny Poets is the pre-eminent, regular, monthly Poetry Workshop Event held every first Tuesday in the month@ the city of Wakefield's iconic public house, Henry Boon's @130 Westgate, Wakefield in the heart of historic Yorkshire.Further details available from www.destinypoets.co.uk
(1/13/2012 4:00:00 AM)
The Faculty of English and Foreign Languages, Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University is organising a UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on
INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH 1-2 February 2012
Find more about the seminar on http: //gripoetryseminar.webs.com/abouttheseminar.htm
(1/11/2012 6:33:00 AM)
26th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
The five-day fête honors the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works, and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home” and features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars' conference; comedy improv and a poetry slam; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and parties.
For ticket purchase, regular updates and information on how to become a “Friend of Tennessee, ” visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.