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Sep 27 2018

Words That Matter: A Literary Salon featuring Aaron Coleman & Parneshia Jones

Join Aaron Coleman and Parneshia Jones for an evening of poetry at the historic Colvin House in Chicago, Illinois, on September 27, 2018, 7 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by Creative Coworking and Literature for All of Us.
 
Aaron Coleman is a poet and beloved former Literature for All of Us book group leader. Aaron will be reading from his book Threat Come Close, in which he explores his identity as a young black man. Aaron is the author of the chapbook St. Trigger, which won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize, judged by Adrian Matejka, and his first full-length collection, Threat Come Close. He is the winner of the Tupelo Quarterly TQ5 Poetry Contest, The Cincinnati Review Schiff Award, and the American Literary Translator Association’s 2017 Jansen Memorial Fellow. With a donation of $30 or more you can reserve a copy of Threat Come Close. Aaron will be available to sign your copy at the event!
 
Parneshia Jones is the author of Vessel: Poems (Milkweed Editions), winner of the Midwest Book Award. Named one of the “25 Writers to Watch” by the Guild Complex and one of “Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago” by Newcity Magazine, her work has been anthologized in She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems, edited by Caroline Kennedy and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, edited by Nikky Finney; and featured on PBS Newshour, the Academy of American Poets, and espnW.
 
Colvin House is conveniently located 2 blocks east of the Thorndale el stop (red line).
 
 
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7:00pm
Colvin House
5940 North Sheridan Road
60660 Chicago, Illinois
Sep 24 2018

Cafe Muse Reading Series

Poets Wendell Hawken and Susan Okie will read from their work, and an open mic will follow. The evening starts with classical guitar by Michael C. Davis and includes refreshments. The Village of Friendship Heights Center is a five-minute walk from the Friendship Heights Metro Rail station.

Cafe Muse is a longstanding monthly poetry series in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of Chevy Chase, MD, featuring nationally and internationally recognized poets. The series is sponsored by The Word Works: https://www.wordworksbooks.org/

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Village of Friendship Heights
4433 S. Park Avenue
20815 Chevy Chase, Maryland
Sep 25 2018

Readings by Rodney Koeneke and Fred Moten

Rodney Koeneke’s most recent book of poems, Body & Glass, was published by Wave Books in 2018. Other collections include Etruria (Wave Books, 2014), Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006), and Rouge State (Pavement Saw Press, 2003). His work has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Fence, Granta, Harper’s, Harriet, Nation, Poetry, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. An early member of the Flarf collective, he was active in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene until he moved in 2006 to Portland, Oregon, where he teaches in the history department at Portland State University.

Fred Moten teaches in the department of performance studies at New York University. His most recent work is the trilogy consent not to be a single being, which was published by Duke University Press in 2017–18. He and Stefano Harney are authors of All Incomplete, forthcoming next year from Minor Compositions/Autonomedia. In 2018 Moten received the Roy Lichtenstein Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and was named a United States Artists Writing Fellow.

 
Admission fee: $10.00
6:30pm
Dia:Chelsea
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
10011 New York, New York