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Thursday, February 6

8:00pm EST

CAConrad + Dawn Lundy Martin
The University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers presents a reading by CAConrad and Dawn Lundy Martin on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in the Old Chapel. The reading will be followed by a book signing and refreshments. 

CAConrad is a 2019 Creative Capital Fellow and the author of 9 books of poetry and essays: their While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books, 2017) received the 2018 Lambda Award. A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, they also received the Believer Magazine Book Award and the Gil Ott Book Award. Their work has been translated into Spanish, Greek, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Danish, French, and German. They teach regularly at Columbia University and at the Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam. Influenced by Eileen Myles, Audre Lorde, Alice Notley, and Emily Dickinson, Conrad writes poems in which stark images of sex, violence, and defiance build a bridge between fable and confession. They are a visiting faculty member for Spring 2020 at UMass Amherst.
Dawn Lundy Martin is a poet, essayist, and conceptual video artist. She is the author of four books of poems: Good Stock Strange Blood; Life in a Box is a Pretty Life; which won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry; DISCIPLINE; A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering; and three limited edition chapbooks. Most recently, she co-edited with Erica Hunt an anthology, Letters to the Future: BLACK WOMEN / Radical WRITING. Her nonfiction can be found in The New Yorker, Harper’s, n+1, and elsewhere. Martin is a Professor of English in the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. She is the recipient of the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.
Celebrating its fifty-sixth year, the nationally renowned Visiting Writers Series at UMass Amherst presents emerging and established writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The Series is sponsored by the MFA for Poets and Writers and the Juniper Initiative, and made possible by support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the University of Massachusetts Arts Council, the English Department, and others. 

All events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. Find us on Facebook here.


Sunday, February 28

11:00am EST

Authors and Artists Festival - Day 2
Day 2 of the Authors and Artists Festival: Honoring Nature, completely free and online

The 2021 Authors and Artists Festival is themed "Honoring Nature." Last year's 2020 online fest involved 61 adult and children authors and artists; ultimately reaching over 800 audience members.

This year all programming will also be online, and will feature headline speakers, poets, and new Associated Programming in the months leading up to the festival. Designed to extend the festival experience with hands-on workshops (stipended, to benefit the festival) and a free reading series the first Sunday of each month (11am-noon) of books whose authors will be speaking, the A&A festival offers the opportunity to create and learn for the next 6 months

Contact Name: Lis McLoughlin
Email Address: Lisa@hemlockhouse.net

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Janet MacFadyen

Managing Editor, Slate Roof Press
Janet is author of four works, most recently Waiting to Be Born (Dos Madres Press 2017) and In the Provincelands (Slate Roof Press 2012). Her poetry has been nominated the Forward Prize (UK), and twice for a Pushcart. It has appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry, The Southern Poetry Review... Read More →

Cheryl Savageau

Of Abenaki and French Canadian heritage, Cheryl Savageau was born in central Massachusetts. She graduated from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and studied writing at the People’s Poets and Writers Workshop in Worcester. She is the author of the poetry collections Home... Read More →

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Paul Richmond

Owner/ Operater, Humen Error Publishing
I run two monthly reading and an annual festival - Greenfield Annual Word Festival - www.gawfest.org and Word stage at the Garlic & Arts Festival and other events yearly. Always looking for feature writers. I also publish books. I have three books myself with my fourth coming out... Read More →

Sunday February 28, 2021 11:00am - 5:00pm EST
Sunday, March 7

2:00pm EST

Stories in Motion: Performance
Stories in Motion combines spoken word, poetry, and dance to create a uniquely interpretive and sensorial experience for participants, mixing original works created in our poetry workshops with choreography. Each poem/dance provides a catalyst for discussion: language, imagery, emotional embodiment, and physical interpretation. This performance is of the poem collectively created in the workshop on 2/21/21, and includes a discussion with the poets, editor, and dancers. $10

Sunday March 7, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

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