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April 2017
Free

We Are All Time Travelers Now: A Reading

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join participants in Rio Cortez’s workshop “We Are All Time Travelers Now” as they share new work written in spring sessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.        

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Nevertheless, Live: Adynaton, the Promise of Silence, and the Key of Life: A Lecture by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” —Muhammad Ali In the face of unspeakable violence (the disappearance and murder of a little Black girl in the Mecca, a Chicago…

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May 2017

Our Poems, Our Selves: A Reading

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Join participants in Joseph O. Legaspi’s workshop “Our Poems, Our Selves” as they share new work written in spring sessions. Free and open to the public. Potluck refreshments served.        

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June 2017
Free

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Hear from two outstanding Cave Canem fellows at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday’s event series. DéLana R.A. Dameron is the author of How God Ends Us (2009) which Carl Phillips praised for its “refreshing range of vision,” and Weary Kingdom (2017), both published by University of South Carolina Press. Alysia Nicole Harris is the author of the chapbook How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars (Finishing Line Press, 2015), which Major Jackson says “demonstrate an instinctive glamour in…

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Free

Cave Canem Faculty Read

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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eady and kocher

Join us for an evening with Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem co-founder, and Ruth Ellen Kocher (Fellow, 2004, 2006, 2010), who will read from their work and engage in a conversation. A book signing and refreshments follow. Eady is the author of eight poetry collections, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze winner of the Lamont Prize from the Academy of American Poets and most recently, Hardheaded Weather, nominated for an NAACP Image Award; with his band Rough Magic, he has released the…

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Free

Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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Join the excitement! Hear a group of this year’s fellows read their work in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.        

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Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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Join the excitement! Hear a group of this year’s fellows read their work in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.        

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Cave Canem Faculty Read at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Alphabet City,
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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jackson lewis madhubuti

Enjoy an evening of poetry with acclaimed poets and 2017 faculty Major Jackson, Robin Coste Lewis and Haki Madhubuti at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. Jackson is the author of four collections, most recently, Roll Deep; Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus, winner of the 2015 National Book Award in poetry; Madhubuti is the author of more than 25 books of poetry and prose, most recently, the memoir YellowBlack. Free and open to the public.

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July 2017
Free

Legacy Conversations: Chris Abani & Kelly Norman Ellis

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Foundation,
61 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Join us for an evening of conversation between literary lights Chris Abani and Kelly Norman Ellis. Abani is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Sanctificum, a nominee for the Griffin Poetry Prize; six novels, including Graceland, winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize; and is a member of the editorial board for the African Poetry Book Fund. Ellis, a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, is the author of Tougaloo Blues (Third World Press, 2003) and Offerings of Desire…

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