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May 2020

Reuben Jackson, Elizabeth Hazen, and Rose Solari at the Gaithersburg Book Festival [CANCELED]

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gaithersburg Book Festival, 506 S Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States

Come enjoy Gaithersburg’s annual book festival with ASP’s Reuben Jackson, Elizabeth Hazen, and Rose Solari who will read from their respective works.

From GBF’s website

“Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its beautiful park setting.

The event was conceived and introduced by Gaithersburg Mayor (then council member) Jud Ashman, with the support of the Mayor and City Council and the Cultural Arts Advisory Committee. The Festival is produced by a core committee comprised of city staff and a dedicated group of volunteers who donate their time and talent.

Funded in part by generous sponsors and supported by the City of Gaithersburg, the Festival offers programming for all ages, is free to attend and is open to everyone.”

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June 2020

Elizabeth Hazen to Read at Gettysburg’s Ragged Edge Coffee House

June 5 @ 7:00 pm
Ragged Edge Coffee House, 110 Chambersburg St.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

Elizabeth Hazen will read from her new collection, Girls Like Us, at Ragged Edge Coffee House in Gettysburg, PA.

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[Virtual Reading] Elizabeth Hazen Reads at The Ragged Edge

June 5 @ 7:00 pm

Elizabeth Hazen will be reading from her new book Girls Like Us at the [virtual] Ragged Edge Coffee Shop.

From RE:

Please join us for the First Friday poetry reading on June 5, 2020 at 7 PM.

As we did in May, we will be holding the poetry reading on Zoom. See below at the end of this email for the Zoom linking information.

Zoom link information
Meeting ID: 974-688-30619
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/97468830619?pwd=bDZRaHV0TkV2QmZweXdHOTB0RXlydz09
Meeting password: poetry

We will have an open mic for the first part of the reading and then our featured reader, Elizabeth Hazen. To be included in the open mic simply tell us in the chat that you wish to read. We will start with one poem each and see how the time goes.

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Elizabeth Hazen to Read as Part of Smartish Place’s HOT L Poets Series

June 14 @ 4:00 pm
Bird in Hand, 11 E 33rd St
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

The HOT L Poets Series is a reading series presented by Smartish Pace magazine and Baltimore Poets Theater. Readings are held on the second Sunday of the month at Bird in Hand, Baltimore, and feature two or three poets along with an open mic.

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August 2020

Reuben Jackson Reads as Part of Evil Grin + Open Mic [Virtual Reading]

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reuben Jackson and Meg Eden will be reading as part of the Evil Grin Poetry Series. An open mic will follow. All over Zoom.

Zoom meeting info:

Scattered Clouds: https://alansquirepublishing.com/bookstore/scattered-clouds/
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Reuben Jackson to Launch Bookstock Virtual Reading Series

August 7 @ 12:00 am

Poet Reuben Jackson will launch the new Bookstock virtual poetry series with a 45min presentation and reading of his seminal work Scattered Clouds.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 17th @ 7pm ET

MORE INFORMATION TO COME

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Reuben Jackson to Read at Don Krieger’s “Poets vs The Pandemic” [Virtual Reading]

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reuben will read alongside Don Krieger and a number of poets in this virtual reading sponsored by Word Works and Cafe Muse. The event is totally free.

sign up here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/don-krieger

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Elizabeth Hazen and Lesley Wheeler

Elizabeth Hazen to read at New Dominion w/Lesley Wheeler

August 28 @ 7:00 pm
New Dominion Bookshop, 404 East Main St.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Elizabeth Hazen will read from her new collection of poems, Girls Like Us, at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, VA. She will be joined by the amazing poet and scholar, Lesley Wheeler.

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September 2020

Singer Carmen Nickerson to read Rose Solari Poem at 9/11 Concert Livestream

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As part of No Studios live performances, singer Carmen Nickerson and pianist Kostia Efimov will collaborate on a special September 11th performance.

During the performance, Carmen will read a poem from Rose Solari titled “Meditation for My Country”

The event is free, but tips should be paid directly to the artists’ paypal.

RSVP: https://community.nostudios.com/events/40087

 

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Elizabeth Hazen and Reuben Jackson

Elizabeth Hazen and Reuben Jackson to Read for UB MFA Reading Series

September 13 @ 7:00 pm
Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room (UB Student Center), 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Elizabeth Hazen and Reuben Jackson will read their poetry as part of the University of Baltimore MFA Reading Series.

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Rose Solari to Read in Amherst’s Emily Dickinson Marathon [virtual]

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Emily Dickinson Reading Marathon is a beloved annual tradition of the “Tell it Slant Poetry Festival” where, over a 14 hour period, many skilled readers come together to cover the entire breadth of Dickinson’s oeuvre. Poet Rose Solari will be reading a handful of poems between 661-918 in Ralph Franklin’s The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition.

We hope you can join her in this awesome celebration of Dickinson’s life and work.

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Reuben Jackson 2020’s Bookstock [virtual]

September 17 @ 7:00 pm

Bookstock, the Green Mountain Festival of Words,

Is pleased to announce Virtual Bookstock 2020, a series of free, monthly live-streaming author talks beginning September 17th at 7pm, 2020 with poet and jazz historian Reuben Jackson and continuing through 2020. 

REGISTRATION is now open for this free event: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dZf9HMDASR-2156kFr3CZA

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Grace Cavalieri is the Special Guest at The PGCMLS Open Mic Series

September 30 @ 7:00 pm

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and Creative Suitland invite poets and spoken word artists of all ages to participate in a monthly virtual open mic event. Each month is hosted by a special guest poet.

September 30 at 7 pm | Hosted by Diane Wilbon Parks with special guest Grace Cavalieri, Poet Laureate of Maryland | Theme: “The Power of Hope and Light”

pgcmls.info/virtual-events

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October 2020

Elizabeth Hazen reads as part of the Hot L Series [virtual event]

October 11 @ 4:00 pm

Elizabeth Hazen is joined by Christopher Kondrich in this iteration of the virtual Hot L Poetry Series. They will read from their work.

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Katherine E. Young in “Burning Books: Akram Aylisli, Literature, and Human Rights in Today’s Azerbaijan” [virtual]

October 16 @ 12:00 pm

From Columbia University | Harriman Institute :

“Please join us for a discussion with Akram Aylisli, author of Farewell Aylis: A Non-Traditional Novel in Three Works (Academic Studies Press, 2018), translator Katherine E. Young, and journalist Alex Raufoglu. This event is part of our Contemporary Culture Series.

The three novellas of Farewell, Aylis take place over decades of transition in a country that rather resembles modern-day Azerbaijan. In Yemen, a Soviet traveler takes an afternoon stroll and finds himself suspected of defecting to America. In Stone Dreams, an actor explores the limits of one man’s ability to live a moral life amid conditions of sociopolitical upheaval, ethnic cleansing, and petty professional intrigue. In A Fantastical Traffic Jam, those who serve the aging leader of a corrupt, oil-rich country scheme to stay alive. Farewell, Aylis, a new essay by the author that reflects on the political firestorm surrounding these novellas and his current situation as a prisoner of conscience in Azerbaijan, was commissioned especially for this Academic Studies Press edition.”

REGISTER HERE (free): https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8vkSszsxQsasd-FONT9MGA?fbclid=IwAR2KFArd-_VBAEw_J7VqUExOH-LVH-WwKuHd6EHCloPxRTbxij1L-__NwxE

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