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October 2018

Letters & Lanterns: Celebrating Filipino American History Month 2018

October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hockessin Public Library, 1023 Valley Rd.
Hockessin, DE 19707 United States
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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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December 2018

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival poetry contest

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, 252 Twin Lakes Road •
Latrobe, Pennsylvania 15650 United States
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February 2019

Sunday Forum: Poetry Night at Hampshire Country School

February 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hampshire Country School, 28 Patey Circle
Ringe, New Hampshire

Sharing favorite poems and hearing HCS students read and recite. Can't wait!

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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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