Continue the Road to Joy with WeHo Reads: Justice and Resilience: A Journey in Poetry


WeHo Reads: Justice and Resilience | A Journey in Poetry
 
 

Time: February 16 @ 6:00 pm – February 16 @ 7:30 pm

 

We look to the past with poets Lynne Thompson, Natalie J. Graham, and Lester Graves Lennon and writing prompts from Camari Carter Hawkins. Our journey toward justice and resilience continues during African American History Month. Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson will lead a conversation with Orange County’s first Poet Laureate, Natalie J. Graham, alongside poet Lester Graves Lennon. This discussion and literary reading will focus on incorporating history into poetry and the struggle for justice and peace. Camari Carter Hawkins will also lead the audience through guided journaling prompts. WeHo Reads is a literary series presented by the City of West Hollywood. More information and events at www.weho.org/wehoreads. BookSwell, a literary events and media company dedicated to lifting up writers from historically excluded communities, is producing the WeHo Reads 2022 season. Additional support is provided by UCLA Extension Writers’ Program and Poets & Writers as well as media partnerships with Bookshop.org, Book Soup, and Los Angeles Review of Books.

 


Otis College of Art & Design’s Visiting Writers Series: Dantiel W. Moniz

Dantiel W. Moniz will read and discuss her work. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, and has been named a “Writer to Watch” by Publishers Weekly and Apple Books. Her debut collection, Milk Blood Heat, was an Indie Next Pick, an inaugural Roxane Gay Audacious Book Club pick, and has been hailed as “must-read” by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s Bazaar, Tin House, One Story, American Short Fiction, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. Moniz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Hen House at Home: Poetic Identity

Red Hen Press welcomes poets Nicole Stellon O’Donnell and Benjamin Saltman award winner M. Soledad Caballero in this virtual poetry special! Nicole and M. Soledad will discuss poetry and memory, history, and identity. We’ll explore a poet’s way of connecting with themselves, their pasts, and reconciling their identities as they juggle the various “roles” they play in their lives.
This will certainly be a conversation you won’t want to miss!

Viewable LIVE on Wednesday, September 8, at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.