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O.B. Hardison Poetry Series

October 4, 2021 - May 4, 2022

Free – $250

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Diane Seuss Writing Workshop
Monday, Oct 4, 2021 7:30pm
Virtual

$75

Diane Seuss will offer a special virtual writing workshop entitled Sonnets Son-nots on Monday, October 4 from 7:30pm-9:30pm EST. The workshop will explore 14-line sonnet forms and inspire you to create and share your own writing. Register for this workshop

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Diane Seuss & t’ai freedom ford
O.B. Hardison Reading: The Ties That Un/Bind
Oct 5, 2021 7:30pm
Virtual
$5-$30

Join these two poets as they read from their writing highlighting the sonnet form. This reading will be followed by a moderated conversation where audience members can also ask their own questions.

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name
Session One : October 6, 13, 20, 27

Session Two: November 3, 10, 17 and December 1*
Wednesdays 5pm-7pm; *4pm-6pm (please note time change)
Virtual Poetry Writing Workshop
Registration: $150 per session; $250 for both

Shakespeare’s Sisters: Say Her Name explores the poetry of Black women in America. This virtual seminar and writing workshop for adults begins a new session exploring poets such as June Jordan, Ai, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Tracy K. Smith and others. From the Black Arts Movement to Cave Canem to recent Poet Laureates, these poets speak to the contemporary moment with many still alive and producing work.The course will run on Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm (December 1 session will be 4pm-6pm).

Session one runs October 6 through October 27.
Session two runs November 3 through December 1.

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Ann Patchett
Eudora Welty Lecture
Oct 14, 2021- June 30, 2022 7:30pm
Virtual
$20

In June 2021, Ann Patchett travelled from her home in Nashville, Tennessee to visit the home museum of Eudora Welty in Jackson, Mississippi. After touring the home and gardens in communion with Welty’s spirit, Patchett ended the tour in the living room where she delivered this lecture and conversation. Patchett’s collection of essays, These Precious Days, will be published by Harper Collins in 2021 and this lecture, “The Nightstand,” will be included.

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
LeAnne Howe & Tacey M. Atsitty
Our Songs Came Through: A Celebration of Native Nations Poetry
Nov 18, 2021 7:30pm
Virtual
$5-$30

Inspired by When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through, an Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. This landmark anthology celebrates the Indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries. One of the contributors, Tacey M. Atsitty and one of the editors, LeAnne Howe, will read from their own poetry and highlight the writings of other emerging Indigenous poets. This reading will be followed by a moderated conversation where audience members can also ask their own questions.

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Victoria Chang Workshop
Dec 1, 2021 7:30pm
Virtual
$75

Victoria Chang will offer a Special Online Writing Workshop on December 1 from 7:30pm-9:30pm EST.
Register for this workshop

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Victoria Chang
Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute: Every Grief I Meet
Dec 2, 2021 7:30pm
Virtual
$5-$30

Award-winning poet Victoria Chang, whose recent book OBIT addresses her mother’s passing, ruminates on grief and the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Victoria Chang will travel virtually to The Homestead in Amherst, the home of Emily Dickinson, to celebrate Dickinson’s birthday.

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Not Just Another Day Off
Jan 17-24, 2022
Virtual
Free

Contemporary poets will be joined by actors for the annual celebration of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will feature new poetry alongside historical speeches from Dr. King, Audre Lorde, Angela Davis, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, and others.

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Shara McCallum and Tamiko Beyer
Writing the Past to Right the Future: The Poets of Alice James Books
Mar 7, 2022 7:30pm
Virtual
$5-$30

Shara McCallum and Tamiko Beyer, who publish their poems through Alice James Books, share their work which interrogates the past, rewrites it, and dares to imagine a better and more informed future. This reading will be followed by a moderated conversation where audience members can also ask their own questions.

O.B. Hardison Poetry Series
Martín Espada
Folger Poetry Board Reading
May 4, 2022 7:30pm
Virtual

Each year, the Folger Poetry Board, supporters of the O.B Hardison Poetry series, selects a distinguished poet to share their favorite poems from other poets and to read from their own work. Martín Espada follows in the steps of noted poets Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Rita Dove, Octavio Paz, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Carol Ann Duffy, all former Folger Poetry Board Readers, a designation which began in 1991 with Mr. Heaney.

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Start:
October 4
End:
May 4, 2022
Cost:
Free – $250
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Folger Shakespeare Library
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