RHINO Poetry Forum: Workshop with Sarah Carson | SUNDAY 2-26-17

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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

Sarah Carson‘s work has appeared in The Christian Century, DIAGRAM, Guernica, the Minnesota Review, and the New Orleans Review, among others. She is the author of two full-length poetry collections–Poems in which You Die (BatCat Press) and Buick City (Mayapple Press)–and several chapbooks. Born and raised in Michigan, she now lives in Chicago with her two dogs.

Prompt-a-Palooza: Why sit around talking about writing when we can just get to it?! This session will feature a number of idea-generating strategies for those days when there just seems to be nothing to write about. We’ll talk about where an idea for a poem comes from and learn a number of prompts that you’ll be able to use again and again when writer’s block strikes. And we’ll write, write, write.

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! 3-25-16 Poetry & Justice: #Flint to Benefit FlintKids.org with Sarah Carson, Traci Currie, Nic Custer, Larry O. Dean, Jade Ponds, Kelsey Ronan, Jan Worth-Nelson

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Sarah Carson

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Traci Currie

Nic Custer

Nic Custer

Larry O. Dean

Larry O. Dean

Jade Ponds

Jade Ponds

Kelsey

Kelsey Ronan

Jan Worth-Nelson

Jan Worth-Nelson


Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

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This month’s RHINO Reads! features seven writers from Flint, Michigan whose work explores the joys and challenges of living in a city best known for blight, violence and, most recently, poisoned drinking water.

Proceeds from book sales at the event will be donated to flintkids.org — an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint aimed at ensuring Flint’s children are afforded the resources and interventions to overcome exposure to lead.

 

Sarah Carson was born and raised in Flint but now lives in Chicago. She is the author of the poetry collections Poems in which You Die and Buick City. Her poetry and other writing has appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, the Nashville Review, New Orleans Review, the Minnesota Review and Whiskey Island, among others. Sometimes she blogs at sarahamycarson.com.

 

As a 20-year spoken word artist, Traci Currie uses the stage as a platform to address gender, race, class and sexual orientation. She is currently teaching at the University of Michigan-Flint in the Communication and Visual Arts Department. In addition, she co-facilitates spoken word workshops with young women in the juvenile detention system and is working to complete a book of poetry.

 

Nic Custer is a poet, playwright, journalist, and MC who has contributed to eight original plays about Flint. He served as Artist-in-Residence for a National Endowment for the Arts project and is the author of the poetry collection Nothing Works, Everyone Labors.

 

Larry O. Dean‘s numerous books include Activities of Daily Living (forthcoming, 2017), Brief Nudity (2013), Basic Cable Couplets (2012), abbrev (2011), About the Author(2011), and I Am Spam (2004). He is also an acclaimed singer-songwriter whose latest solo album is Good Grief (2015). The sophomore album from his band, The Injured Parties, is due in 2016. For more info, go to larryodean.com.

 

Jade Ponds was born in Banbury, England but moved to Flint in 1984 at the age of 2.  She has been writing since 10 years old. She pursued her undergraduate and graduate work in Creative Writing at University of Michigan-Flint. She has published 2 books of poetry and is presently working on her 3rd book called One Petal At a Time.

 

Kelsey Ronan grew up in Flint, Michigan. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Belt Magazine, Indiana Review, Cream City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and the St Louis Post-Dispatch. She lives in St. Louis, where she coordinates Grand Boulevard Workshops, a creative writing outreach program.

 

Jan Worth-Nelson a tried-and-true Flintoid who balances exasperation with abiding love for her adopted hometown. Worth-Nelson’s essays, poems and fiction have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Fourth Genre, Passages North, and Midwestern Gothic, among others.  MFA graduate of the Warren Wilson College program in creative writing, she wrote the 2006 novel Night Blind, based on her experiences in the Peace Corps.  Retired from a longtime career as a writing teacher at the University of Michigan – Flint, she commutes between Flint and San Pedro, CA with her husband.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Readers Heather Cox and Sarah Carson 2-27-15

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Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston

Directions

Heather Cox is the founding editor of Ghost Ocean Magazine and the chapbook press Tree Light Books. Heather’s work has been published or is forthcoming in [PANK], Mid-American Review (Editor’s Choice, 2012 Fineline Competition), Columbia Poetry Review, Thrush Press, Boxcar Poetry Review, and DIALOGIST, among others; her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and her chapbook Dream Seller was a 2012 Strange Machine Books finalist. 


Sarah Carson’s poetry and short stories have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, DIAGRAM, Guernica, The Nashville Review, and The New Orleans Review, among others. She is the author of three chapbooks, and two full-length collections, Poems in which You Die (BatCat Press, 2014) and Buick City (Mayapple Press, f2015). Sarah is also a former associate editor of RHINO

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RHINO Reads! Open Mic and Featured Poets Sarah Carson, Helen Degen Cohen, Tim Hunt, Allan Johnston, Susanna Lang 10-28-11

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Helen Degen Cohen

Tim Hunt

Allan Johnston

Susanna Lang


Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Poets       6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Directions

featuring Finishing Line Press Chicago-area poets Sarah Carson, Helen Degen Cohen, Tim Hunt, Allan Johnston, Susanna Lang

This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

RHINO Reads! Open Mic & Featured Readers Sarah Carson and Helen Degen Cohen 7-24-09

Open Mike           6:00 – 6:30

Featured Poets       6:45 – 7:30

Brothers K

500 Main St.

Evanston, IL

Featuring:

Sarah Carson teaches writing and filmmaking at Westwood College and East West University.  She is the author of the “Being a Screenwriter” series of books for children. She is currently finishing her MFA in creative writing at National Univ. in La Jolla, California and is an editor at Rhino.

Helen Degen Cohen (Halina Degenfisz) writes about (1) The War, and (2) Everything Else.  Her major awards include the NEA in poetry, First Prize in British Stand Magazine’s fiction competition, and 3 Illinois Arts Council awards.  A former Artist-In-Education and instructor for Roosevelt University, she co-edits Rhino.  Widely published, she has had two collections published in 2009, Habry, and On A Good Day One Discovers Another Poet, as well as another novel excerpt in Where We Find Ourselves (SUNY).