Poetry in Motion celebrates 25 years
It’s been 25 years since Poetry in Motion debuted in New York subway cars. This LitHub article beautifully encompasses the amazing work this program has done over the last two and a half decades. By displaying and sharing poetry and vivid imagery in public transport across the nation, billions of people have been touched by the over 200 poems displayed in subway cars, buses, and even MetroCards. Red Hen is proud of what our authors have contributed to such an important and moving outreach program. Next time you’re on public transit, look out for Poetry in Motion – you never know what you may find!
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5 Literary Events We’re Looking Forward To This Week (10/17/2017)
Halloween is fast approaching and this week’s literary events are full of tricks and treats!
As always, we love to see our readers having fun at an event we listed, so don’t forget to tag us on social media! We might just re-blog your post!
(1) Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 – SIEL JU hosts PEN Center USA’s Edison Book Club @ The Edison, Los Angeles, CA, 6:00pm, FREE
Siel Ju, author of Cake Time, is hosting the Pen Center USA October book club! Ju will be discussing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, now a hit television show on HULU. Specialty cocktails will be offered all night and happy hours prices are available. This event is free and open to all.
Find out more and RSVP here.
(2) Thursday, October 19th, 2017 – The October Stories @ Stories Books & Café, Los Angeles, California, 8:00pm, FREE
Stories Books & Café invites you to join their third annual horrorfest, The October Stories. Local authors will be performing a selection of “rotten stories, maggoty poems, and vomitous nightmare fiction.” There will be free drinks, live music, mingling, and haunting tales.
Learn more by clicking here.
(3) Thursday, October 19th, 2017 – Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me @ The Bindery, San Francisco, CA,
Celebrate the release of Jill Kolongowski’s Life Lessons Harry Potter Taught Me at The Bindery. Her collection of essays examines major themes from the Harry Potter saga such as friendship, courage, activism, and curiosity. Kolongowski is a Hufflepuff and a creative writing professor at the College of San Mateo.
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(4) Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 – Page Meets Stage with t’ai freedom ford @ Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY, 6:00pm, $10
Support Red Hen poet t’ai freedom ford as she takes the stage at the Bowery Poetry Club for a poetic throw down! ford and poet Patrick Rosal will read back and forth, poem for poem, in an ongoing poetic conversation about where poetry exists.
Find out more information and buy tickets here!
(5) Monday, October 23rd, 2017 – Creating the Language of Loss with ELISE PASCHEN and others @ Shakespeare & Co., New York, NY, 6:30pm, FREE
Attend an exciting panel featuring Elise Paschen, author of The Nightlife, and others at Shakespeare & Co. in New York City. The event will be moderated by poet Nuar Alsadir. Learn about the art of making something beautiful out of something painful as these poets dive into their own processes and share some insights on loss and language!
RSVP for your spots here.