Cave Canem at AWP 2023!

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Cave Canem is attending the 2023 AWP Conference in Seattle, Washington! This year, the conference runs from March 8-March 11, 2023. If you plan to attend AWP, say hello at Booth #929.

Except for our annual off-site reading, attendees must be registered at AWP to attend in-person events.

You may register for the conference here. This year, AWP is offering in-person and virtual-only registration options.

We look forward to seeing you at our AWP events! Details below:

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Off the Chain — Cave Canem Fellows Reading
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 6:00-9:00 p.m. (PT)
Town Hall Seattle
1119 8th Ave., Seattle, Washington 98101

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Experience Cave Canem’s signature off-site reading sponsored by Poetry Foundation. Featuring:Quenton Baker; Malika Booker; Teri Ellen Cross Davis; Yolanda J. Franklin;Darrel Alejandro Holnes; Elisabeth Houston;Bettina Judd; Aurielle Marie; Maya Marshall; Nate Marshall; Saleem Hue Penny; Alison C. Rollins; Christopher Rose, and more! Open to the public.


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AWP Book Signing With Bettina Judd
Feelin (Booth #929)

Friday, March 10, 2023
1 p.m. (PT)
Seattle Convention Center
AWP Bookfair Booth #929
705 Pike Street
Seattle, Washington 98101

Stop by Cave Canem’s AWP Bookfair Booth #929 to meet Cave Canem Fellow Bettina Judd as she signs copies of her new book Feelin: Creative Practice, Pleasure, and Black Feminist Thought (Northwestern University Press).

Open to AWP registrants.

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Duende & the Harlem Arts Salon

Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 3:20-4:35 p.m. (PT)
(Seattle Convention Center, Summit Building)

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Cave Canem honors the prolific art gallerist Margaret Porter Troupe, her husband, the award-winning poet Quincy Troupe, and their historic Harlem Arts Salon. Inviting their extensive, international circle of friends as featured guests, Margaret opened their historic Harlem apartment to the public. Those fortunate enough to gain entrance would find themselves at the most exciting gathering of writers/artists since the early twentieth century. 

This program features Margaret in conversation with our Director of Programs, Dante Micheaux, on the history of the Harlem Arts Salon and Quincy reading from his recently published collected works, Duende: Poems from 1966—Now.

Cave Canem is privileged to host The Troupes in celebration of their contributions to literature and culture.

Quincy Troupe is the author of twelve volumes of poetry, including Duende: Poems, 1966—Now (Seven Stories Press). His writing has been translated into more than thirty languages. Among his many honors are the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Milt Kessler Poetry Award, three American Book Awards, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Furious Flower Poetry Center, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Award.

Margaret Porter Troupe is a writer, editor, curator, and the Founding Director of THE GLOSTER ARTS PROJECT, a multidisciplinary arts camp for youth without easy access to the arts, and the Harlem Arts Salon, a series of talks, book signings, performances, and exhibitions (established in the tradition of the salons of Harlem Renaissance) which provides a forum for artists, especially those of African descent, to meet and commune with their audience.