"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Two Call for Submissions <3 K'in, and Womxn at Red Door 104

So much literary excitement happening around here! Check out these two calls for submissions, one for online journal publication, the second for participating in an exciting new Virginia reading series!

K’in: A Literary Journal Celebrating the Range and Diversity of  Voices Under Our One Sun, seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and submissions from Young Writers!

Submission details here! 

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Womxn at Red Door 104: Words & Art A New Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Women, Woman-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writer

SUBMISSION DETAILS HERE! 

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New Reading Series for Virginia Womxn Writers! Please Share!

Please share with your Virginia writing community! Thanks!
 
Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art
 
a new reading series created to celebrate Virginia womxn writers, is a partnership between Creative Writing at Longwood University and Red Door 104, a unique gallery and art learning center owned and operated by the tireless and talented Audrey Sullivan, in historic downtown Farmville,Virginia.
 
The series will consist of two events annually:
 
A reading and reception in April 2020, with two featured readers and five cameo readers.
 
All selected readers will then also have the unique and exciting experience of having visual art created by central Virginia artists in response to their submitted work. This art will be revealed in a second event, an art opening at Red Door 104 the following October.
 
The first Womxn at Red Door 104 reading will take place from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The art opening will take place in October 2020, date tba.
 
Selected writers must be available to read in person, and should be willing to attend both events. Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.
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A Special Call for Submissions! A New Reading Series! Womxn at Red Door 104!

A Reading Series Celebrating Virginia Women, Woman-Identifying, Genderfluid, Genderqueer, & Nonbinary-Identifying Writers

Womxn at Red Door 104: Words and Art, a new reading series created to celebrate Virginia womxn writers, is a partnership between Creative Writing at Longwood University and Red Door 104, a unique gallery and art learning center owned and operated by the tireless and talented Audrey Sullivan,  in historic downtown Farmville,Virginia.

The series will consist of two events annually:

  • A reading and reception in April 2020, with two featured readers and five cameo readers.
  • All selected readers will then also have the unique and exciting experience of having visual art created by central Virginia artists in response to their submitted work. This art will be revealed in a second event, an art opening at Red Door 104 the following October.

The first Womxn at Red Door 104 reading will take place from 2-4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2020. The art opening will take place in October 2020, date tba.

Submissions open 1 July 2019.  Submit writing samples and a 50-75 word bio via Submittable.  Submissions are limited to current Virginia residents.

For more details, see our website here!

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Birthday Reading in Staunton, VA :-) Come Join Us!

Hey Virginia Peeps! Come help me celebrate my speed limit birthday! Poetry Reading!!! 

I’m thrilled to be reading with Seth Michelson at the Nu-Beginning Farm Store in Staunton, VA next month! Thanks and Big Love to the beautiful and generous Stan Driver for putting this event together 

Come on out and join us!

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2-4pm
221 North Lewis Street
Staunton, Virginia

Check out this wonderful venue here! 

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A Reading of PerSister Poets! Charlottesville, March 17, 7-9 pm

Saturday! Come celebrate St. Paddy’s Day in CVille with a crew of amazing PerSister Poets! Reading 7-9pm!

This event part of The Bridge’s Women’s History Month Calendar. For more information on our full month of programming, visit our Facebook Calendar or www.thebridgepai.org.

Mighty persisters, nasty women all, carry the poetic torch toward life, liberty, pursuit of happiness for women too!

Featuring: 
Patricia Asuncion
Cynthia Atkins
Mary Carroll-Hackett
Courtney LeBlanc
Amelia Williams

MAR 17 Persisters

Reading at Longwood this week!

Okay my Virginia lovelies! 

I’m thrilled to be part of the Longwood Authors’ Reading Series, this coming Wednesday! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 8pm

Wygal Auditorium on Longwood’s campus

Reception (Free food!) to follow. 

I’ll be reading from my newest book, A Little Blood,  A Little Rain, as well as The Night I Heard Everything, both from FutureCycle Press.

And maybe…. we’ll have a lil contest and give away a couple free copies of the new book! 😉 

 

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Monday Must Read! Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: When the Wanderers Come Home

 

jabbeh-wesleyThis week’s Must Read is Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, author of When the Wanderers Come Home( 2016), Where the Road Turns (2010), The River Is Rising (2007), Crab Orchard Series in Poetry–winner Becoming Ebony (2003), and Before the Palm Could Bloom: Poems of Africa (1998),

Patricia was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and raised there and in her father’s home village of Tugbakeh, where she learned to speak Grebo in addition to English, the national language. In 1991, Wesley immigrated with her family to southern Michigan to escape the Liberian civil war. She earned a BA at the University of Liberia, an MS at Indiana University, and a PhD at Western Michigan University.Her poems have also been featured in former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s syndicated newspaper column, “American Life in Poetry.”

Vulnerable in their combination of grief and levity, Wesley’s poems deal with family, community, and war. “What I try to do in my poetry is to show that the artist does not exist in isolation from his surroundings,” Wesley has stated in interviews.

Patricia teaches as an Associate Professor at Penn State University.

Visit Patricia’s Wesbites:

Author Website:

http://pjabbeh.com

Poetry for Peace

http://poetryforpeace.wordpress.com

Buy Patricia’s Beautiful Books!

When the Wanderers Come Home

http://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/When-the-Wanderers-Come-Home,677245.aspx

Where the Road Turns

http://www.autumnhouse.org/product/where-the-road-turns-patricia-jabbeh-wesley/

The River Is Rising

https://www.amazon.com/River-Rising-Patricia-Jabbeh-Wesley/dp/1932870180/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1453482993&sr=8-2

Becoming Ebony

http://www.siupress.com/catalog/productinfo.aspx?id=104&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Before the Palm Could Bloom

https://www.amazon.com/Before-Palm-Could-Bloom-Africa/dp/0932826644/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474893728&sr=1-2

Read More from Patricia Online!

http://www.pjabbeh.com/faq-home.htm

http://www.pjabbeh.com/exile.html

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/54801

http://www.literaryorphans.org/playdb/two-poems-patricia-jabbeh-wesley/

http://homeslicemag.com/poetry-woman-patricia-jabbeh-wesley/

http://www.connotationpress.com/hoppenthaler-s-congeries/2015-08-19-18-45-41/april-2014/2266-patricia-jabbeh-wesley-poetry

http://www.cortlandreview.com/issue/19/wesley19.html

http://www.nathanielturner.com/patriciajabbehwesleytable.htm

Interviews

http://www.thepatrioticvanguard.com/interview-with-liberian-prize-winning-poet-professor-patricia-jabbeh-wesley

http://liberianobserver.com/poetry/conversation-liberia%E2%80%99s-celebrated-poet-dr-patricia-jabbeh-wesley

https://wpsu.psu.edu/tv/programs/conversations/patricia-jabbeh-wesley/

http://radio.wpsu.org/post/take-note-poet-patricia-jabbeh-wesley-surviving-liberian-civil-war

Hear Patricia Read!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eZeb8b4qVs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmc9BPgH3UE

Happy Reading!

xo

Mary

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