This Week is Lit

Literary Arts is continuing to highlight the voices and experiences of BIPOC creators as a part of their bimonthly reading series. Focused on the theme of “the body”, this month’s featured readers will be Michelle Ruiz Keil and Zephaniah Sole. The aim of the series serves to spotlight the stories of black people, indigenous people and people of color, followed by an engaging discussion.

Michelle Ruiz Keil is an acclaimed Latinx writer. Her debut novel, All of Us With Wings was noted in the New York Times as “...a transcendent journey” and "...a fantastical ode to the Golden City's post-punk era" by Entertainment Weekly. Her second novel is set to be published by the Soho Press sometime this year.

Zephaniah Sole is a half-Black, half-Latino writer from the Pacific Northwest. You can find his writing in Epiphany Magazine, Collateral Journal and Gargoyle Magazine.

This virtual event will take place on Thursday, October 28, at 10PM ET. Register for the Zoom meeting here.

More Literary Events

Thursday, October 28, 7:00pm EST -- Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation’s events are free and open to the public. You won’t want to miss this virtual poetry workshop, reading, and discussion featuring diverse perspectives from around the world. This event will also have a special focus on poetic structures like forms and features.

Register here to be provided with a Zoom link on the day of the event.  

Thursday, October 28, 7:00pm EST -- Vermont Studio Center

Back with another installment of their Writers on the Rise series, the Vermont Studio Center will be presenting Nehassaiu deGannes, poet, playwright, and actor. Elements of her poetry incorporate sensory details and the subversion of poetic syntax. Her provocative pandemic era poem "To Find, To Be' was shortlisted for the 2020 Montreal Prize, and her first book-length collection of poems, Music for Exile, debuts February 2021 from Tupelo Press. DeGannes is also the author of two chapbooks, Percussion, Salt & Honey (2001), which won the Philbrick Poetry Award for New England Poets, and Undressing the River (2011), winner of the Center for Book Arts Poetry Chapbook Competition.

Registerhere for a Zoom link to this event.