1/13 - Writers Resist 3 • 1:00 – 4:00 pm • Beyond Baroque • 681 Venice Blvd. • Venice, CA 90291
1/29 - UC Riverside visiting author in poet Sara Borjas’s class
2/12 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place • Los Angeles, CA 90013
2/19 - Guest Facilitator for University of California Irvine Kevin Young Reading Group • 5:30-7 pm open to public as part of UCI's Illuminations Author Series
2/28 - Black History Month Reading at Exposition Park Library • Celebrating the Black Aesthetic through the Written Word • 6-7:30 pm • Exposition Park- Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library • 3900 S. Western Ave • Los Angeles, CA90062
3/19 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Loyola High School • 1901 Venice Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90006
3/27 to 3/30 - AWP Conference in Portland, OR
Making Sure Everyone Is Here: The Empathetic Classroom as Inclusive Space
Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing.” These are just some of the ideas presented by Leslie Jamison in her provocative book The Empathy Exams. On this panel, teachers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines discuss strategies, uses, and misuses of empathy in the classroom. Each panelist explores a different aspect of empathy as a way of broadening the discussion of empathy’s pedagogic function.
Against Witness: Developing Accountability & Participation in Poetry
Definitions of “poetry of witness” are shifting as poets seek to defy the inherent passivity of the term “witness.” Increasingly, poets are interrogating the safety afforded by time and distance, engaging legacies of trauma, including those they have inherited or been proxy to, in order to confront the past and their own participation. Four poets discuss and confront the methods we use to bridge the selectivity and compartmentalization of human memory in poetry. To “witness” is no longer enough.
APRIL - NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
4/5 - Skylight Books • TBD
TBD - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • Loyola High School • 1901 Venice Blvd. • Los Angeles, CA 90006
7/16 - un::fade::able: poetry reading honoring the legacy of Sandra Bland • 7:30 - 10 pm • Art Share LA • 801 E. 4th Place • Los Angeles, CA 90013
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