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2021 Virtual Reading Series

We’re back this spring, hosting virtual readings with Black Lawrence Press authors and Far Villages Anthology workshops.

All events are free, hosted on Zoom, and require registration to attend.

Can’t make it? Catch up on past events with captioned readings on our YouTube Channel.

APRIL

MONTHLY AUTHOR READING
Tuesday, 4/27 @ 8PM EDT: W. TODD KANEKO, CHARLOTTE PENCE, & ENZO SILON SURIN
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W. Todd Kaneko is the author of This Is How the Bone Sings (Black Lawrence Press 2020) and The Dead Wrestler Elegies, 2nd Edition (New Michigan Press 2021), and co-author with Amorak Huey of Poetry: A Writers’ Guide and Anthology (Bloomsbury Academic 2018) and Slash / Slash, winner of the 2020 Diode Editions Chapbook Contest. His prose and poetry have appeared in Poetry, Alaskan Quarterly Review, Massachussets Review, The Normal School, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere. A Kundiman Fellow, he lives with his family in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he teaches at Grand Valley State University.

Charlotte Pence’s most recent book of poems, Code, was cited by The Millions as one of four “July Must-Read” poetry titles in 2020 and is a finalist for the Foreword Reviews Indie Poetry Book of 2020.  Code details not only the life cycle of birth and death, but also the means of this cycle: DNA itself. Her first book of poems, Many Small Fires (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), received an INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award from Foreword Reviews. Similar to Code, Pence weaves together personal experience and scientific exploration. She is also the author of two award-winning poetry chapbooks and the editor of The Poetics of American Song Lyrics. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have recently been published in Harvard Review, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, and Brevity. A graduate of Emerson College (MFA) and the University of Tennessee (PhD), she is now the director of the Stokes Center for Creative Writing at University of South Alabama.

Enzo Silon Surin is a Haitian-born poet, playwright, educator, publisher and social advocate. He is the author of three collections of poetry, including When My Body Was A Clinched Fist (Black Lawrence Press, 2020), and the chapbook, A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto (2017). He is the recipient of a Brother Thomas Fellowship from the Boston Foundation, a Denis Diderot [A-i-R] Grant as Artist-in-Residence at Chateau d’Orquevaux in France and a PEN New England Discovery Award (Celebrated New Voice in Poetry). He teaches creative writing and literature at Bunker Hill Community College and is also Founding Editor and Publisher at Central Square Press.

MAY
FAR VILLAGES ANTHOLOGY WORKSHOP
Tuesday, 5/11 @ 8:00PM ET: A Workshop with Barbara Perry
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MONTHLY AUTHOR READING
Tuesday, 5/25 @ 8PM EDT: BETH ALVARADO, VERONICA MONTES, & RON NYREN

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JUNE
FAR VILLAGES ANTHOLOGY WORKSHOP
Tuesday, 6/15 @ 8:00PM ET: A Workshop with Jaydn DeWald

MONTHLY AUTHOR READING
Tuesday, 6/29 @ 8PM EDT: KEVIN PILKINGTON & TJ SANDELLA

JULY
FAR VILLAGES ANTHOLOGY WORKSHOP
Tuesday, 7/13 @ 8:00PM ET: A Workshop with Nathan McClain

MONTHLY AUTHOR READING
Tuesday, 7/27 @ 8PM EDT: SAMANTHA DEAL, ÖSEL PLANTE, MARCELA SULAK

AUGUST
FAR VILLAGES ANTHOLOGY WORKSHOP
Tuesday, 8/10 @ 8:00PM ET: A Workshop with Zoe Brigley

MONTHLY AUTHOR READING
Tuesday, 8/31 @ 8PM EDT: GRANT FAULKNER & ISAAC PICKELL