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September 2017

Young Writers Workshop, Hockessin Library, Fall 2017

September 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

September to November 2017 Parents, register your young writers by September 19th for Hockessin Library's fall 2017 Young Writer's Workshop. Weekly meetings 8 Tuesdays September 19 through November 7th. I will lead students grades 6 - 9 in the making of a book: to research, write,  illustrate and publish a hard-cover history of the Underground Railroad in Hockessin, Delaware!  All levels of experience welcome. Hands-on. One field trip planned TBA. Celebratory book launch and reading at Hockessin Library in February 2018. Young Writers'…

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Poetry Reading: Vallum Magazine launch!

September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Jazz Cafe, 224 Augusta Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5T2L6
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CAN$5.00

I am happy to be a contributor to Vallum "Lies and Duplicity" issue. Print and digital issues will be released October 1. You can pre-order the issue in Vallum Contemporary Poetry's online store  and celebrate with editors, staff and contributors at a poetry reading to launch the new issue. In fact, two readings! If you're in Toronto, I will read on on September 21st from 6:30pm-9pm at the Poetry Jazz Cafe with poets featured in Issue 14:2 including Julie Mannell, Antony Di Nardo, David Bradford, Bill Howell, Josh Stewart, Zach Pearl, and j tate barlow! Suggested…

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Poet-in-Residence, Joshua M. Freeman Foundation

September 25, 2017 - September 29, 2017
Joshua M. Freeman Foundation / The Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31556 Winterberry Parkway
Selbyville, DE 19975 United States
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The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation supports the creative arts in Sussex County by offering a stellar concert series at the Freeman Stage. The foundation also contributes to the vibrancy and growth of the communities of Sussex County by offering a model arts-in-education program. I am extremely proud to be a part of it this year. Thanks to the vision and generosity of the Freeman Foundation, students in nine Sussex County schools have been scheduled to take part in poetry programs in September.…

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October 2017

In the Company of Laureates: Readings by poets from VA, MD, DE and NC

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20109 United States
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Free

Poetry readings by state, regional and local poets laureate. Readings, panels, book signings, social time, workshops. Open mic for everyone! Current and former poets laureate from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina & Delaware as well as poets laureate from Prince William, and many others. Sunday, October 8. Readings beginning at 1:00pm. Join us for a great line-up -- hosted by poets Grace Cavalieri and E. Ethelbert Miller. In the Company of Laureates: A Gathering of Poets in Manassas, Virginia PANEL: "Tapping…

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January 2018

Practicing Poetry: Weekly Poetry Workshop

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - February 7 @ 9:00 pm
Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E Main St #102
Newark, DE 19711 United States
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$90 – $100

Practicing Poetry Dates: Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7 Time: 6:30-9:00pm Ages: 18+ Price: $90 M / $100 NM Instructor: JoAnn Balingit This workshop will encourage students to experiment with forms, lists, journal entries, evocative lines, and model poems to generate a poem a week. We’ll get into a writing rhythm and talk about what makes a poem work. Students will bring copies of their poems to share each week. ____ TO REGISTER: Call us at 302-266-7266…

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March 2018

AWP Conference, Tampa

March 7 - March 11

Thursday, March 8 - Saturday, March 10: YesYes Books, Book Fair Saturday, March 10 S117. Literary Public Citizen: The Poet in the Community, Panel, 9:00 am In a round-table discussion based on audience questions and comments, we'll talk about how poets and writers can build community and meet local needs. More information ASIDE: As a child I attended a Cat Fanciers Association show, my first conference in Tampa. My job was to help my mother clean and brush her tortoiseshell and chinchilla-silver…

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April 2018

Poetry Reading: Imazine 2017 release party at Bear Library

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bear Library, 101 Governor's Place
Bear, DE 19711-2051 United States
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All are invited to attend. Connect with contributors  to Imazine 2017. This is the 7th annual volume of New Castle County Libraries annual creative writing and art magazine for teens. Teens: Publish your Writing Learn about publication opportunities, enjoy light refreshments, hear this year's contributors tell what inspired their pieces. Submissions for IMAZINE 2018 now open to Delaware teens! Submit by 11/30/18.  Performances by The Twin Poets, Delaware's Poets Laureates; & reading by JoAnn Balingit, state coordinator of Poetry Out Loud.…

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Reading: official launch of More Challenges for the Delusional

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Rectangle, 540A Freeman St.
Orange, NJ 07050 United States
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I am participating in anthology reading at gallery space, The Rectangle, in Orange, NJ. My poem, "In the Stirrups," came out of a postcard prompt Peter Murphy gave on Sunday morning during the Getaway in 2014. More Challenges for the Delusional! Peter Murphy's Prompts and the Writing They Inspired I am so honored to have that weekend's poem delusion here alongside poems and a few stories by esteemed Annual Poetry and Prose Getaway participants and instructors!  Prose writers and poets…

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October 2018

Letters & Lanterns: Celebrating Filipino American History Month 2018

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Free

October is Filipino American History Month (FAHM). Come celebrate with me at the Newark Free Library. Simple reed and rice paper parols with 'tails' To honor the culture of the Philippine Islands, Newark Free Library is hosting a Parol Making Workshop. Participants will assemble and decorate a festive paper lantern or Parol. These ornamental star-shaped lanterns are symbols of Filipino yuletide tradition.  I will share poetry, we'll listen to some Filipino folk music, and you can also take a look…

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Hockessin Library Young Writers Workshop: Book Launch 

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Rd.
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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Free

Illustration: "Abigail" by Chinue Celebrate the publication of  Abigail and The Underground Railroad! Students in grades 6 through 9 wrote and illustrated this hardcover book. During our 8-week Young Writers Workshop at the Hockessin Library, students created the story of Abigail, a slave, and Jacob, a slave owner's son. The fictional story includes poems by participants, as prologue and epilogue. Students also collaborated on illustrations. The events and characters are based on history. We read about underground railroad activity and conductors in…

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