RHINO Reads! in Brooklyn, NY
TUE Nov 29, 7 pm
Hosted by Arden Levine
with Carrie Conners, Christine Hamm, Mike Lala, Laura Swearingen-Steadwell
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Join us Tuesday, November 29, 2016

KGB Bar

85 E 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 1003

Hosted by Arden Levine

Featuring Carrie Conners, Christine Hamm, Mike Lala, and Laura Swearingen-Steadwell

We’re thrilled to help sponsor this event as part of our 40th Anniversary Year!

Click here to find out more about our #RHINO40Readingsin40Cities initiative

RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Anne-Marie Cusac | SUNDAY 11-27-16

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Evanston Public Library

ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Church & Orrington

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1:30-4:30

Anne-Marie Cusac, a George Polk Award-winning journalist, poet, and Professor in the Department of Communication at Roosevelt University, is the author of two books of poetry: The Mean Days (Tia Chucha, 2001) and Silkie, (Many Mountains Moving, 2007), and the nonfiction book Cruel and Unusual: The Culture of Punishment in America (Yale University Press, 2009). Cruel and Unusual won a 2009 PASS (Prevention for a Safer Society) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and appeared in a paperback edition in September 2010. Her poetry has also appeared in the journals Poetry, Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, The American Scholar, The Madison Review, and Crab Orchard Review, among others. 

 

Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.

Bring 15 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.

This project is partially supported by grants from: Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

 

 

RHINO Reads!
NOV 18 2016
Featuring Women of Willow
With publisher Heather Buchanan
and authors Kelly Norman Ellis, Sahar Mustafah, and Cole Lavalais

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Featured Readers        6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

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H. Buchanan is a writer and multimedia producer. The owner of Aquarius Press and co-founder of Willow Books, her own work appears in print and digital publications, including MÖBIUS, The Blood Jet Writing Hour and Brooklyn’s Look At Flatbush, where she is the managing director of the books section. A musician, Buchanan is a member of the Society for American Music. She is the executive producer of The Remembrance Project, a centennial print, digital, and musical tribute to the Harlem Hellfighters.

Kelly Norman Ellis is an associate professor of English and director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Chicago State University. She is the author of Tougaloo Blues and co-editor of Spaces Between Us: Poetry, Prose and Art on AIDS/HIV, both from Third World Press. Her work has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Sou’Wester, PMS (Poem, Memoir, Story), Tidal Basin Review, Calyx, and The Ringing Ear. In 2010 Essence Magazine voted her one of their forty favorite poets. She is a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets.

Sahar Mustafah is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, an inheritance she explores in her fiction. Her short story collection is the 2016 winner of the Willow Books Grand Prize, forthcoming in 2017. She teaches English and creative writing to wonderfully misunderstood teenagers, who tell her she will make it big someday and leave them when her book is optioned. She’s also a proud co-founder of Bird’s Thumb, an online literary journal, devoted to new, emerging, and established voices.

Cole Lavalais’ short stories have appeared in The Offing, Obsidian, Apogee, Warpland, Tidal Basin Review and others. She’s been awarded writer residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and The Noepe Center for the Literary Arts. She is a fellow of the Kimbilio Center for Black Fiction, VONA, and the Callaloo Writing workshops. She holds an M.F.A. from Chicago State University and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a Visiting Writer at Mississippi University for Women and teaches community-based writing workshops on the south side of Chicago.

RHINO Reads! in Coral Gables, FL
FRI Oct 28, 8 pm
Hosted by Gregg Shapiro
with Denise Duhamel, Nadra Mabrouk, Jen Bartman, and Maureen Seaton
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Join us Friday, October 28, 2016

Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Hosted by Gregg Shapiro

Featuring Denise Duhamel, Nadra Mabrouk, Jen Bartman, and Maureen Seaton

We’re thrilled to help sponsor this event as part of our 40th Anniversary Year!

Click here to find out more about our #RHINO40Readingsin40Cities initiative

RHINO Reads!
Open Mic Featuring Bryan Borland and Ruben Quesada
OCT 28 2016

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Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

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Bryan Borland, a Lambda Fellow in Poetry and winner of the 2016 Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award, is the founder and publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, the only publishing house to ever win Lambda Literary Awards in both Gay Poetry and Lesbian Poetry. He is the author of My Life as Adam, which was selected by the American Library Association for its first annual “Over the Rainbow” list of recommended LGBT reading, and Less Fortunate Pirates: Poems from the First Year Without My Father, both from Sibling Rivalry Press, as well as DIG, just published by Stillhouse Press. He is the founding editor of Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry, which was honored in its first year by Library Journal as a “Best New Magazine,” the editor of Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry, which was included on 2013’s “Over the Rainbow” list, and the co-editor of Joy Exhaustible, an anthology highlighting the writing of gay publishers and editors, which was included on 2014’s “Over the Rainbow” list. He lives in Arkansas with his husband and co-publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press, Seth Pennington.

Ruben Quesada is the author of Next Extinct Mammal, translator of Luis Cernuda: Exiled from The Throne of Night, and editor of Latino Poetics, forthcoming from University of New Mexico Press, which features essays on Latina/o poetry by new and emerging Latinx writers. As an editor, he plays a direct role in various outlets, though his most visible work is as Essays Editor of The Rumpus and as Senior Editor of Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Ruben is invested in the creation of community infrastructure and the promotion of Latino writers at all stages of their career.

RHINO Reads! in Raleigh, NC with Tongue & Groove Open Mic | SUN Oct 16, 7pm | with Anna Weaver, Ben Molini, and Richard Krawiec #RHINO40Readings40Cities

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Join us Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Berkeley Cafe

217 W Martin St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Hosted by Anna Weaver and Ben Molini

Featuring RHINO Poetry contributor Richard Krawiec

We’re thrilled to help sponsor this event as part of our 40th Anniversary Year!

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RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Daniela Olszewska | SUNDAY 10-23-16

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Evanston Public Library

ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Church & Orrington

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1:30-4:30

 

Daniela Olszewska is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: cloudfang : : cakedirt (Horse Less Press, 2012), True Confessions of an Escapee from The Capra Facility for Wayward Girls (Spittoon Press, 2013), and Citizen J (Artifice Books, 2013). With Carol Guess, she is the co-author of How To Feel Confident With Your Special Talents (Black Lawrence Press, 2014) and Human-Ghost Hybrid Project (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming).

Topic: Repetition and Incantation: This class will explore the effects of repetition and incantation in contemporary poems. We will read newer poems that make use of repetition and incantation and we will write our own poems modeled off of the reading.

Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.

Bring 15 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.

This project is partially supported by grants from: Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Matt Kelsey | SUNDAY 09-25-16

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COME AND SHOW US YOUR NEW WORK!

Evanston Public Library

ROOM 108 – Small Meeting Room

Church & Orrington

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1:30-4:30

 

Matt Kelsey is the webmaster for RHINO, and teaches at Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and teaching fellowships from the University of Washington for their writing programs in Rome and Friday Harbor. His writing has appeared in Beloit Poetry JournalBest New PoetsPacifica Literary Review, and elsewhere.

Topic: Difficult Laughter. Humor is complicated and often uncomfortable. It can even seem, at first glance, discordant with the trademark earnestness of contemporary poetics. But we shouldn’t so quickly relegate humor to the ranks of insincerity and deflection. As the late and uniquely insightful Max Ritvo wrote, “Humor isn’t a shield, a repellant, it’s almost a mnemonic device. It makes our sadness rhyme with joy, and that makes it a catchy jingle…I think we seek out humor because we like completeness. Truth, even. Sadness is completed by humor, not diffused or obscured by it.” We’ll use Ritvo’s words (along with Lacey Jane Henson’s and Cody Walker’s) as a lamp while we explore humorous poems by James Tate, Dorothea Lasky, Ashley Capps, and Michael Bazzett. Once we’ve identified the functions of humor in each poem, we’ll determine how we might expand the tonal range of our own writing.

Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.

Bring 15 or more copies (2 page limit) of a poem you want critiqued.

This project is partially supported by grants from: Poets & Writers, the Illinois Arts Council and The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic Featuring Holly Amos and Matt Kelsey | SEPT 30 2016

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Open Mic        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Brothers K Coffeehouse
500 Main St., Evanston, IL

Directions

Holly Amos is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Continual guidance of air from H_NGM_N BKS. She is the editorial assistant for Poetry and a poetry editor for the online journal Pinwheel.

Matt Kelsey is the webmaster for RHINO, and teaches at Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference the past two summers. His writing has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Pacifica Literary Review, and elsewhere.

RHINO Reads! in Washington, DC with District LIT | WED Sept 14, 7pm | with Sarah Katz, Jocko Benoit, Jean Kim, Ellie Tipton, David Frey, Suzanne Zweizig, E. Laura Golberg, Randon Billings Noble, Katy Richey, Jon Anderson #RHINO40Readings40Cities

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Join us Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Colony Club

3118 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC

Readers in poetry and prose include

Sarah Katz

Jocko Benoit

Jean Kim, Ellie Tipton

David Frey

Suzanne Zweizig

E. Laura Golberg

Randon Billings Noble

Katy Richey

Jon Anderson

We’re thrilled to help sponsor this event as part of our 40th Anniversary Year!

Click here to find out more about our #RHINO40Readingsin40Cities initiative

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