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Regional Workshop Reading | Oakland

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (PT) Reception at 6:30 p.m. (PT) Oakstop Broadway; Broadway Gallery Suite 1721 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 Join devorah major’s final Cave Canem Fall Workshop session, for a reading from students and major herself.  In-person registration Virtual registration Some poets create poems that center friends, family, or personal history. Others seem…

Regional Workshop Reading | NYC

Reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. (ET) Cave Canem Headquarters 20 Jay Street, 310A, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Join Bakar Wilson’s final Cave Canem Fall Workshop session, for a reading from students and Wilson himself. Familiarity with traditional forms isn't necessary for this generative workshop; we will play with language and look at poets who…

Starshine & Clay Fellowship Application

Cave Canem and EcoTheo Collective are pleased to announce the 2024 Starshine and Clay Fellowship. Developed in 2020, this initiative provides financial and developmental support to emerging Black poets. Named in honor of Cave Canem elder Lucille Clifton (“won’t you celebrate with me”), the Starshine and Clay Fellowship was developed to speak to the mentorship…

I bhFad IgCéin

Irish Arts Center, 2nd Floor 726 11th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019 Cave Canem has partnered with Poetry Ireland in its International Residencies program, I bhFad igCéin (Far Afield), to bring a poet to The City to write and experience the literary life abroad. At the end of her residency, Nithy Kasa will join Cave…

Application: Regional Workshop | Greenville, South Carolina

Application period: January 9 to February 4 Workshops held March 12 - May 7, 2024 |Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (ET) Public Reading May 14, 2024 Led by Glenis Redmond (2010), this poetry workshop addresses medical crises. A multiple myeloma survivor, Redmond encourages students to face the shadows that haunt and to emerge stronger…

2024 Spring Season – To Be Announced

You won't want to miss Cave Canem's upcoming 2024 Spring Season! From new regional workshop locations, to new programming, to prize announcements, this season will be one to remember. Our detailed season announcement will be released in print, via email, and online on January 5, 2024. Be sure to join to our mailing list and…

Application: Regional Workshop | NYC

Application period: January 15 to February 21 Open to Black NYC-area residents Workshops held March 25 - May 20, 2024 | Mondays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (ET) Workshops take place at the Cave Canem office, located at 20 Jay Street, Suite 310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Public Reading May 27, 2024 What differentiates a “good”…

Off the Chain | Cave Canem Fellowship Reading

The Blue Room 1600 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 Experience our annual Off-Site Fellows Reading at AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) 2024 in Kansas City! This year’s event, “Off the Chain” is hosted by Glenn North (2009) and features readings by 13 Cave Canem Fellows presenting their work in rapid-fire intervals.…

Anti-Oppression Poetics: An Instrument of Liberation

POWERHOUSE Arena 28 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 In the difficult terrain of geopolitics, join four Cave Canem Fellows as they reiterate their position in the Black literary tradition of social justice and commit to free speech as a tenet artistic practice. Featuring readings by Marwa Helal, Raymond Antrobus, makalani bandele, and Aricka Foreman. Register…

Application: Regional Workshop | Kansas City, Missouri

Application period: February 22 - March 4 Workshops held March 12 - May 7, 2024 |Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (CT) Public Reading May 14, 2024 Workshop and Reading take place at Natasha Ria Art Gallery, 1014 W 39th Street, KCMO 64111 While many religious profits used meditation, it has evolved to what is…