Jan 22 2019
Featured authors include Youmna Chlala (The Paper Camera, Litmus Press); T’ai Freedom Ford (& more black, Augury Books); Shiv Kotecha (The Switch, Wonder); and Zahra Patterson (Chronology, Ugly Duckling Presse). Wine reception to follow.
For over 50 years, The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) has been the service organization for small independent literary publishers across the nation and beyond. CLMP is proud to bring readers and writers of literature—including print, digital, and online publishers—together in the true spirit of community. With support from the Jerome Foundation, CLMP's Face Out Program empowers writers and their publishers by sharing essential tools that enhance digital visibility and marketing presence. Greenlight is excited to host a showcase of this year’s emerging writers introduced by editors from their presses.
Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene
686 Fulton St11217-1609 Brooklyn, New York
Jan 24 2019
Join us for the first Opolis Poetry Night. Our Vegan | Vegetarian Kitchen and Full Bar opens at 6 p.m., and we are hoping to start readings at 7 p.m. Please bring and share what you write.
113 North Crawford73069 Norman, Oklahoma
Jan 26 2019
The poet Ailey O’Toole will be reading from her debut collection, Grief, and What Comes After (Rhythm & Bones Press, 2018).
This fierce first collection, a compilation of pain, rejuvenation and rebirth, pioneers landscapes of forgiveness, where Ailey O’Toole’s poems ascend to create a resting place of self-compassion and atonement. Follow along as O’Toole recounts her journey from emotional decimation to a place of redemption and self-love. Her shuttles of reckoning dive-bomb and crash, but never fail to pull passengers from the wreckage. These poems are a punch to the gut, a heart beating on the page, a nightmare turned daydream, as Ailey O’Toole buries what we hope to find and helps us see grace in the wild. How do we heal after re-injuring ourselves the same way? Following any major collapse, O’Toole helps us to find resiliency within ourselves in her debut collection.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane19119 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania