poetry

Monday, November 2, 2020

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Just Write
Sayantani Dasgupta
Sayantani Dasgupta
Fire Girl: Essays on India, America, and the In-Between

Join us every morning for thirty-minute writing exercises to spark creativity and openness.

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Who Said Nights Were for Sleep: The Power of Aubades and Nocturnes
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
World of Wonders

Jumping off this tongue-in-cheek question famously posed by Marilyn Monroe, we'll look at classic and contemporary aubades (poems of morning good-byes) and nocturnes (poems that take place at night) as well as a little bit of natural history of the sun and nocturnal animals to jump-start our own ways of writing light and dark, night and day.

This craft talk is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

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Theme and Audience
Gerald Maa
Gerald Maa
The Georgia Review, editor

This editorial craft talk focuses on what to consider when putting together a periodical publication (i.e., journal, magazine, 'zine, or the like) pointedly focused on a specific cause, debate, and/or interest. We will start with a discussion about the periodical's salient quality of the contemporary, and then walk through a list of considerations and brainstorming activities that are helpful in figuring out how you want to stage your conversation, using the Georgia Review's special issue on the census as a model.

This editorial talk is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

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Reading and Conversation
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Aimee Nezhukumatathil
World of Wonders
Gerald Maa
Gerald Maa
The Georgia Review, editor

conversation moderated by Melissa Crowe

This reading is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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Fairytales & the Future

"The future," writes Carlos Levi, "has an ancient heart." In this craft talk, Sabrina Orah Mark will consider how we can use the (old) materials of the fairytale to imagine a future.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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Send Word: Writers' Week Edition
Anna Lena Phillips Bell
Anna Lena Phillips Bell
Ornament; Ecotone, editor

Send Word, a portable correspondence station, offers encouragement to connect with family and friends via our beloved USPS. This on-screen, post-election edition will include a letter-writing prompt toward recalling what matters to us most. Our featured stationer is Bridget Lewis of Delta Letterpress, a studio in Sacramento, California, focused on custom stationery, fine printing, and social justice. Find their work here—Anna Lena suggests these postcards. Bring your favorite writing implement, postcards (or a cereal box and some scissors) and stamps, and join us to write a letter today! 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Buckner Keynote Reading & Conversation
Natalie Diaz
Natalie Diaz
Postcolonial Love Poem

conversation moderated by Anna Lena Phillips Bell

Friday, November 6, 2020

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Craft Talk
Natalie Diaz
Natalie Diaz
Postcolonial Love Poem