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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A new quarter featuring legendary poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou and other trailblazing American women has officially started shipping to banks on Monday, the U.S. Mint announced. Angelou is the first Black woman to appear on the quarter. The Maya Angelou design is the first quarter in the “American… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The prolific and trailblazing author, poet, feminist, cultural critic and professor bell hooks died Wednesday at age 69. Her death was first announced by her niece, Ebony Motley, who said that she had died at home surrounded by family and friends. No cause of death was reported, but Berea College in… Read More
The 22-year-old composed a poem that acknowledges the recent insurrection attempt, but turns toward hope. America “isn’t broken but simply unfinished,” she said.
WOUB’s Emily Votaw speaks to Ryan House, the winner of the 2020 Poetry Out Loud Semifinal competition, which was held at Stuart’s Opera House on January 31, 2020. House will compete in the state Poetry Out Loud competition on Friday, March 6.
Join the writers, and fine artists for an evening of merriment, readings, discussions, and book signing. Over one hundred poets, essayists, storytellers, songwriters and fine artists have come together in this very special collection celebrating all that is the heart and hearth of Athens, Ohio. The work is raw, honest and steeped in all things… Read More
Get your inner beatnik on! Climate Change Theatre Action’s original plays presented Readers’ Theater-style. Calling all poets and musicians! Open mic for poetry and music–sign up to present. Climate change-themed work welcomed but not required. Climate Action Information Table Taking Climate Action opportunities Coffee, Tea and Snacks Admission by donation
The Ohio University Creative Writing Program presents Spring Literary Fest from April 3-5, 2019, which includes talks, craft lectures, readings, colloquiums, and workshops by the following acclaimed poets, novelists, essayists, fiction writers: Stephanie Powell Watts, Mark Doty, Claire Vaye Watkins, Laura Kasischke, Kiese Laymon. See the link below for more details: More information here
The Athens Municipal Arts Commission and Athens City Council are pleased to announce that Kari Gunter-Seymour has accepted their invitation to serve a second term as Athens Poet Laureate. “We are so proud to have Kari continue as our Poet Laureate,” says Mayor Steve Patterson. Three times a pushcart nominee, Gunter-Seymour’s chapbook Serving was chosen… Read More
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to announce the lineup of poets for the second event in its spring poetry series “Spoken & Heard, Poetry of Departure and Relevance,” to be held March 7, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Sauber Gallery. The evening is curated by Athens Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour. Featured will be… Read More
Stuart’s Opera House hosts the Southeast Ohio regional semifinal for Poetry Out Loud! Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the… Read More
A Poetry & Performance event featuring local poets, international poets, Appalachian poets, OU poets, and international performers. Each of them will be sharing their art to #SpeakUp Against all kinds of Gender Violence; help foster community among survivors and allies; contribute to a healthier community.
The Ohio University Creative Writing Program presents visiting poet Natalie Diaz Reading Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Walter Hall Rotunda Natalie Diaz was born in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community. She earned a BA from Old… Read More
Poetry & Music Jam Event with local poets, Appalachian women poets, OU academic poets, international poets, poets of any gender, and open mic session for just about anyone who wants to read their own poetry or someone else’s. We’ll end up with a bar party and a group conversation for those who want to stay further. Poet Laureate… Read More
Join us for an evening of poetry in the gallery with Maggie Smith! We’ll start the evening off with our opening poet Deni Naffziger and end the evening with a reception and book signing for Maggie. This event is FREE and open to the public. Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Good… Read More
Please join us for a reading with poet and nonfiction writer Diane Seuss, presented by the Ohio University Program in Creative Writing. Book signing and reception to follow. Diane Seuss was born in Indiana and raised in Michigan. She earned a BA from Kalamazoo College and an MSW from Western Michigan University. Seuss is the… Read More
On this episode of Conversations from Studio B, join host Ivars Balkits with guests Wendy McVicker and Albert Rouzi for another great poetry reading.