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March 2019

DC Launch of Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience

March 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Politics and Prose, Wharf, 70 District Square SW Washington, D.C. 20024 + Google Map

Celebrate the launch of Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience. This new collection of poems focuses on the experiences of first- and second-generation immigrants and refugees. Published by Seven Stories Press. Edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond. To begin the evening, poets JoAnn Balingit and Elizabeth Acevedo will read from their own work, then share inspiring poems they have chosen from the anthology. After the readings, editor Patrice Vecchione will moderate a conversation with…

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AWP 2019 Portland

March 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - May 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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April 2019

Hedgebrook residency

April 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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June 2019

Reading: Giving Water a Voice

June 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E Main St #102
Newark, DE 19711 United States
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Join local writers and advocates for clean water at a special open mic event, Giving Water a Voice. This reading and performance is sponsored by the Delaware Nature Society and The Newark Arts Alliance. The event is free and open to the public. Newark Arts Alliance is proud to host this event in its gallery. The Bridge at Indian River This open mic event Giving Water a Voice is Saturday, June 22, 4 pm – 6 pm. Poets, writers, and…

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July 2019

“Watershed” craft talk at Wilmington Writers Conference

July 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806 United States
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Have you seen the line-up for this year's Wilmington Writers Conference? Please save the date: Saturday, July 27, 8:30 to 4pm. Join your local writing community at morning and afternoon sessions to feed your creativity. My afternoon session for poets and prose writers is "Watershed: Personal Landmarks in Public Conversation." During the session, we'll do short exercises and I will talk about ways to write about life-changing events. We'll look at the world outside and identify our personal landmarks. Watershed:…

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September 2019

Residency and workshop at Write On Door County writing retreat

September 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Write On Door County, Online
Fish Creek, WI 54212
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JoAnn will teach a workshop in revision while in residence at Write On Door County writers center and writing retreat.

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October 2019

In the Company of Laureates

October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lakeside Theater and Atrium, 2645 College Drive, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus
Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
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Poets from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia will share poems & offer a panel on "Resilience." Sunday October 13 at Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus   Prince William County Arts Council and the Poet Laureate Circle present a poetry event for all ages, "In the Company of Laureates," on October 13th, from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge Campus in the Lakeside Theater and Atrium at 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge, VA.…

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November 2019

Writer in residence, Lillian E. Smith Center

November 11, 2019 - November 23, 2019
Lillian E. Smith Writers Retreat and Education Center, Piedmont College, P.O. Box 10, 1021 Central Avenue
Demorest, GA 30535 United States

Looking forward to a gift of time and space this November at a very special artists' retreat where I will continue work on my story of family, identity and survival. I will be in residence right after having spent a long weekend with my wonderful big family! I hope to honor the memory of the center's founder, and repay those who have invited me to write here, by making fresh discoveries in the work I have before me. from the…

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January 2020

Writing Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

January 19, 2020 - January 28, 2020

Mount San Angelo is the best in the winter. I am going to hole up and organize newly-written parts of my memoir.   A great tree Fellow Mid-Atlantic writers, composers and artists, especially fellow Delaware creatives, consider applying to VCCA for a MAAF Creative Fellowship. Deadlines are January 15, May 15 or September 15 for residencies and and fellowships. I completed my two chapbooks while in residency at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. I finished poems in Words…

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March 2020

AWP Conference Panel with State Poets Laureate of Color

March 5, 2020 @ 3:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Rm214A
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Washington poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna Oregon poet laureate Elizabeth Woody Carmen Tafolla, inaugural poet laureate of San Antonio 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…

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