Cave Canem AWP Fellows Reading
Starts: April 8, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Ends: April 8, 2015 - 10:00 pm
Location: The Loft Literary Center 1011 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55415
Description: Come listen to poems by Aaron Samuels as well as many other amazing poets at the Cave Canem Fellows Reading hosted by Danez Smith. Recommended donation $10/person
Brave and New: A Dark Noise Reading
Starts: April 9, 2015 - 11:30 am
Ends: April 9, 2015 - 12:45 pm
Location: Room M100 A, Mezzanine Level, Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
Description: Dark Noise is a multiracial, interdisciplinary collective of six artists under the age of twenty-six, heralded as some of the most exciting emerging voices in poetry. Drawing from both spoken word and formal backgrounds, this collective troubles the line between literature and performance. This dynamic reading will not only showcase collaborative poetry but also discuss strategies for collective-building and give us all a reason to shout on a cold Minnesota morning.
Hybridity as Origin: Writing from Multiracial Experience
Starts: April 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Ends: April 9, 2015 - 5:15 pm
Location: Room M100 D&E, Mezzanine Level, Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
Description: What are the defining origins of multiracial writers? How do they construct their own voices beyond borders of race, ethnicity and gender? Can the writer represent an authentic voice of her or his cultural heritages? This panel will explore how multiracial writers evolve their origins, and are not solely defined by them. We will discuss in particular how each breaks down and recreates histories by examining the various migrations, assimilation and beliefs that shape the creative self.
Write Bloody AWP Authors Showcase
Starts: April 9, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Ends: April 9, 2015 - 10:00 pm
Location: Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, United States
Description: Come listen to poems by Aaron Samuels as well as many other amazing poets at the Write Bloody AWP Authors Showcase.
Dialogue Arts Project: Live Literature & the Reinvention of Diversity Education
Starts: April 10, 2015 - 11:30 am
Ends: April 10, 2015 - 12:45 pm
Location: Room 200 H&I, Level 2, Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
Description: The Dialogue Arts Project (DAP) is a pioneering new initiative in education that utilizes creative writing and performance as tools for generating difficult dialogue across lines of social identity, conflict and difference. This interactive panel and workshop leads participants through the stages of a typical DAP experience – including performances by award-winning poets, interactive exercises for writing and dialogue, and a closing discussion around implementation of the DAP approach.
Won’t You Come Celebrate: a Meditation on Violence(s) in Poetry
Starts: April 11, 2015 - 2:30 pm
Ends: April 11, 2015 - 3:45 pm
Location: Room 200 F&G, Level 2, Minneapolis Convention Center & Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
Description: Borrowing its name from the iconic Lucille Clifton poem, this panel will bring together poets to discuss how they deal with the portrayal and exploration of violence in their work. Urban violence, sexual violence, genocide, and other forms of traumatic conflict will be explored as source material and inspiration for poetry. These poets will present how these conflicts figure into their work and influence both the content and form.