Rachael Learning Matters
(4/3/2012 11:28:00 AM)
The Shared Poetry Project — inspired by this John Merrow blog entry:
http://takingnote.learningmatters.tv/?p=5454 — we'd like to invite public school students to film community members reciting lines of poetry, then edit the readings into a video for the Learning Matters YouTube channel. This exciting project provides students the opportunity to develop or strengthen real-world skills of teamwork, quality control, and production. It also can introduce the 80% of Americans who do not have school-aged children to the remarkable abilities of our youth. Not to mention exposes them to some great poetry!
Project Guidelines may be found here: http://bit.ly/xp2Jgz
A great project for National Poetry Month!
(3/2/2012 3:11:00 AM)
Los Angeles Times Festival of Book and The L.A. Times Book Prizes
The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will be held at University of Southern California, on April 21-22 2012.
More info and program schedule of the Festival http: //events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
The L.A. Times Book Prizes are awarded the night before the weekend's Festival of Books, on Friday, April 20,2012, in a public ceremony in the Bovard Auditorium on the campus of USC. Tickets for the Book Prizes ceremony will be available for purchase on March 26.
Awards will be presented in current interest, fiction, first fiction, biography, history, mystery-thriller, science and technology, graphic novel, poetry and young adult literature.
2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists for Poetry
Songs of Unreason, Jim Harrison (Copper Canyon Press)
Discipline, Dawn Lundy Martin (Nightboat Books)
The Public Gardens, Linda Norton (Pressed Wafer)
Double Shadow: Poems, Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Devotions, Bruce Smith (University of Chicago Press)
For the full list of categories and other details on
(2/16/2012 6:17:00 AM)
Narrating the Arab Spring
Cairo University, Feb 18th-20th
organizers say: “The aim of this international conference is to consider and shed light on the new narratives emerging from and about the Arab Spring. It will bring together participants from the Arab world, the UK, and beyond to reflect on the momentous events of 2011 and exchange views and experiences.”
The conference is set to run for three days, and will consist of panels, round-table discussions, as well as testimonials, films, and performances.
It’s organized by the UK’s Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) , the Department of English at Cairo University, and the Women & Memory Forum.
More about the conference on http: //arablit.wordpress.com/2012/02/16/conference-begins-saturday-narrating-the-arab-spring/#more-8962
(1/13/2012 4:23:00 AM)
Not Just Poetry-hosted by The Destiny Poets is the pre-eminent, regular, monthly Poetry Workshop Event held every first Tuesday in the month@ the city of Wakefield's iconic public house, Henry Boon's @130 Westgate, Wakefield in the heart of historic Yorkshire.Further details available from www.destinypoets.co.uk
(1/13/2012 4:00:00 AM)
The Faculty of English and Foreign Languages, Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University is organising a UGC-Sponsored National Seminar on
INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH 1-2 February 2012
Find more about the seminar on http: //gripoetryseminar.webs.com/abouttheseminar.htm
(1/11/2012 6:33:00 AM)
26th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
The five-day fête honors the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works, and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home” and features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars' conference; comedy improv and a poetry slam; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and parties.
For ticket purchase, regular updates and information on how to become a “Friend of Tennessee, ” visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.
(1/6/2012 4:00:00 AM)
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars Present the 19th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
With Special Guest Stephen Dunn
Held at Seaview Resort, Near Atlantic City With Peter E. Murphy & Friends
(12/22/2011 7:06:00 AM)
The 6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
18-21 October 2012
ZEBRA invites film makers each to make a film based on the same poem and to submit various different interpretations of the poem [meine heimat] (my home) by Ulrike Almut Sandig.
The directors of the three best film versions will be invited to Berlin to meet the poet and have the opportunity to present and discuss their films.
The 6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will be held from 18 to 21 October 2012 in the Babylon Cinema in Berlin. Deadline: 2 May 2012
More information about the festival and guidelines on: http: //www.zebra-award.org
(12/17/2011 7:01:00 AM)
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
6-10 March 2012, Al Mamzar, Dubai
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and above all else, love of reading and writing.
The Festival creates a wonderful opportunity for UAE nationals, residents and visitors to meet world famous authors, attend literary debates, listen to readings, participate in workshops and experience the exciting fringe and children’s events. With simultaneous translation between Arabic and English for all sessions, the Festival is a meeting of minds where ideas are shared and friendships are formed – not least among the authors themselves.
The 2012 Festival will be held between 6-10 March 2012, at the InterContinetal Hotel Event Centre, Dubai Festival City and The Cultural and Scientific Association, Al Mamzar
More information about the festival on: http: //www.eaifl.com/about_the_festival
(12/13/2011 8:22:00 AM)
The Cork Spring Poetry Festival
Metropole Hotel, Cork
The Munster Literature Centre has been holding spring literary festivals since 1993, having gone by the names Éigse and Cork Spring Literary Festival in the past. It was renamed The Cork Spring Poetry Festival in 2012, to reflect the focus in poetry programming, which is always popular with Cork audiences. The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for a single poem was introduced in 2010, in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre.
Details and guidelines about The Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Prize
About The Cork Spring Poetry Festival