This Week is Lit

The Saranac Review likes to utilize this space to call attention to unique literary events, readings, and discussions. However this week, we have the opportunity to feature a really engaging interactive event, perfect for writers out there currently struggling to create something new. This Friday April 23rd, the GrubStreet Remote Center for Creative Writing will be holding a virtual Happy Hour Writing Session. Leave behind the work of the week for a fun and completely free event designed for writers to network, mingle, and jump start those creative juices! 


This event will be hosted on a live Zoom meeting from 5:30pm to 6:30pm EST. Please register in advance here.


Have plans Friday, but still need to get some writing done? Don’t worry! Authors Sara Nicolas and Bess Carnan host a weekly “Writing Wednesday” virtual write in series on their live publishing talk show, PubTalk Live. All writers are encouraged to join this creative space to work on whatever they choose, with some added online support.


This free event will go live on Wednesday April 21, at 8:00pm here.


More Literary Events

Tuesday, April 20, 8:30pm EST -- Lied Center for Performing Arts

Join the Lied Center and University of Nebraska-Lincoln for an explosive collaborative event of poetry, music, and art to celebrate the history of black poetry in America. Curated by legendary, award winning poet Kwame Dawes, and influenced by the works of late poet Lucille Clifton as well as artist Aaron Douglas, “Everytime I Talk About: Black Voices in a Time of Change” highlights the issues that continue to resonate in our nation today, while offering hopeful voices for change. 


This online event is free, but registration is required. For more information, click here.


Thursday, April 22, 6:00pm EST -- National Book Foundation

The National Book Foundation is celebrating National Poetry Month by taking a look at the importance of protest poetry in our contemporary society and literature. Kyle Dacuyan, Executive Director of the Poetry Project, will facilitate this discussion with authors, Toi Derricotte (“I”: New and Selected Poems), Camonghne Felix (Build Yourself a Boat), and Terrance Hayes (American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin).

To attend this event, visit the online URL here.