AWP Conference Panel with State Poets Laureate of Color
March 5 @ 3:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Local Arts Advocacy in 2020 and Beyond!
I will join award-winning writers Claudia Castro Luna , Carmen Tafolla and Elizabeth Woody on a panel at AWP 2020 to talk about poetry and civic engagement.
State poets laureate attempt to bring poetry into the town hall, so to speak, across their communities. Why get people involved with poetry? The hope is that the word on the page starts needed conversations. Through our love of poetry and literature, how do we encourage creative writing activism?
We will share insights from our recent experiences serving as state poets laureate. We’ll talk about the importance of projects that bolster democratic civic engagement. Discussion will include lessons on navigating tribal/national/state political, institutional, economic, and logistical challenges.
Panel moderated byAhimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, 2019 NEA and Tulsa Artist Fellow.
Event Title: State Poets Laureate of Color: West, East, and Gulf Coast Womanist Reflections
Scheduled Day: Thursday, 3/5/20
Scheduled Time: 03:20:PM–04:35:PM
Scheduled Room: Room 214A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Level
Event Outline: AWP20_Bodhran_SPLOC_Outline1.pdf