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Notes toward a conversation I keep wanting to have:

Everyone’s decision about which voice they will listen to, not just hear, is political. Laura Elrick. Douglas Kearney asked: How can you talk about violence without enacting it? Bhanu Kapil: Turn away from your destination and let it shoot you in the back.

Emerson Whitney: We are much better employees when we aren't using our imaginations. Brian Blachfield: The surprise that kept surprising us: we loved loving each other. Pepe Rojo: The border is a landscape monument to private property. Lucas de Lima said: The white American Avante Garde cares more about the careers of its poets than the death of Michael Brown.

NourbeSe didn’t need to answer my question. I am thinking and I am am-ing, she said. What do you pray for? Naming as a site of vulnerability. But, vulnerability is never a solo act.

~ TC Tolbert, Assistant Director

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5/2 From Farm to Poem: a 3-course locally-sourced dinner at 5 Points Market & Restaurant to benefit Casa Libre w/ live music played by Samantha Bounkeua and Kate Haverly, and poetry performances by Stephanie Balzer and Sommer Browning
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5/1-5/3 Poetry in the Grocery List a poetry workshop w/ Stephanie Balzer & Sommer Browning
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5/30 The Nuts and Bolts of Freelancing Workshop
a writing workshop w/ Heather Severson and Wynne Brown
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4/28 Trickhouse Live
w/Aisha Sloan, Beth Alvarado, & Lisa O'Neill
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5/20 Edge Reading w/César Degollado & ConDanza Repertoire Company, Jeevan Narney,
and Kati Standefer

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6/7 Lamplight Reading Series
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6/17 Edge Reading
w/Mary H. Ber, Bob Byers, & Ela Harrison
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Trickhouse Live: An Integrative Arts and Performance Series
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