Blackbird Poetry Festival
The 2022 Blackbird Poetry Festival: "Poetry for Every Body"
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, April 28th, 2022
The Blackbird Poetry Festival will return with a day of events dedicated to Poetry for Every Body featuring Molly McCully Brown. Please mark your calendars now for the events below and check back soon for updated details. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Tara Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian Martin (email@example.com).
Poetry Police 10am-11:30am
Morning Songs Workshop 11:00am-12:15pm in RCF 400
Featuring Molly McCully Brown (bio below)
Festival poet Molly McCully Brown will lead a workshop on The Uses of the Body: "In many ways, every story is about the body. No one lives apart from theirs, and so no writer, speaker or character exists fully removed from the simultaneously fragile and indispensable fact of a corporeal existence. Stories are lived in bodies and made in them; language itself is created in breathing and muscle, in gesture, contraction, release. But In this generative workshop we’ll take a look at the way several poets have explicitly conjured the physical reality(ies) of the body on the page, in health and illness, in youth and aging, in joy and in grief. Then, we’ll use these models as a jumping off point to write and share our own poems in, and of, the body." - Molly McCully Brown
Participants should come prepared to write. For more information, contact Tara Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian Martin (email@example.com). Diversity Index 5126
Behind-The Scenes with The Little Patuxent Review 12:30-1:50 in DH 122
Join the editors from the Little Patuxent Review for a conversation and deep dive into the process of putting together a literary journal. The editors will share their perspectives on building a diverse and inclusive issue and will provide tips on how to submit your own work for publishing opportunities. There will be time for a Q&A session at the end.
Participants can come to Howard Community College Duncan Hall 122 and watch together or participate remotely via zoom. Computers are also available for individual log-in from DH 122.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86869053565?pwd=cjQ1cWhxYWswOHdqTmdTaDRCZUVnZz09
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Sunbird Reading 2:30pm-4:00pm in RCF 400
Molly McCully Brown (bio below) will be joined by students, faculty, staff, and community members for an afternoon of poetry. This event is free and open to the public. After the scheduled readings, there will be an opportunity to share your own poem during our 'open mic' session. For more information, contact Brian Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Diversity Index 5127
Nightbird is a ticketed event presented by our community partners, The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). For more information, call HoCoPoLitSo at or email@example.com.
To purchase tickets, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/nightbird2022