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Terrance Hayes inaugurated this popular series in 2014 with “Turning into Dwelling: the Space between the Poet and the Poem,” a lecture on poetic community, poetic advocacy and poetic isolation. Since, audiences have continued to engage with provocative ideas and topics as diverse and insightful as the presenting poets, writers and scholars, themselves.


Cultural Publicity Workshop for Poets of Color

A Workshop with Kima JonesWorkshop Event Photo
May 10th, 2018
6:30-8:30pm, Cave Canem

This workshop, facilitated by Kima Jones, co-founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, teaches the expectant author how to set realistic goals while making room for their biggest dreams, define their audience, pitch their work to media and create relationships with booksellers. This workshop is best suited for authors who have forthcoming book projects. Refreshments served.

Space is limited.
The cost of the workshop is $25 for general admission, and $20 for students and seniors. To register, please visit the Jack Jones Literary Arts online Box Office at Eventbrite.

Kima Jones has received fellowships from PEN Center USA Emerging Voices, Kimbilio Fiction, Yaddo’s 2016 Howard Moss Residency in poetry and was named the 2014-2015 Gerald Freund Fellow at The MacDowell Colony. She has been published at Poets and WritersGQGuernicaNPRPANKScratch Magazine and The Rumpus among others and in the anthologies Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of HistoryHer Own Accord: American Women on Identity, Culture, and Community and The New York Times Best Seller, The Fire this Time, edited by Jesmyn Ward. Her short story “Nine” received notable mention in Best American Science Fiction 2015, and her hybrid poem “Homegoing AD” appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. Kima lives in Los Angeles where she operates Jack Jones Literary Arts, a book publicity company.

 

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Poetry’s Musical Bloodline: A Sociohistorical Soundtrack, a master class with Tyehimba Jess, February 1st, 2018

Walking the Walk: Poetry, Equity & Anti-Racism in the Literary Arts, an anti-racism workshop with Ama Codjoe, December 8th, 2017

What Time We Leaving for the Club?: A Lecture by Patricia Smith, July 20, 2017

Nevertheless, Live: Adynaton, the Promise of Silence, and the Key of Life: A Lecture by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, April 28, 2017

The Spirit That Is Charged: A Conversation about Poetry and Friendship with Tina Chang and Tracy K. Smith
, May 19, 2016

Duende: Art That Possesses: A Lecture by John Murillo, March 15, 2016

I’ve Known Rivers: Speaking of the Unspoken Places in Poetry: A Lecture by Martín Espada, February 6, 2016

Fall No More: Some Thoughts on the Imagination: A Lecture by Ross Gay, July 9, 2015

Seeing Home from a Distance: Panel on James Baldwin with Dante Micheaux and Darryl Pinckney, moderated by Tracyann Williams, March 19, 2015

It’ll Have You Trippin’: Pacing and Payoff in Stand-up and Verse: A Lecture by Adrian Matejka, March 16, 2015

The Concept Book—All Bark & No Bite? A Lecture by Kimiko Hahn, October 14, 2014

Turning Into Dwelling: A Lecture by Terrance Hayes, October 9, 2014