This Week is Lit

This week, the Words Out Loud Spoken Word/ Poetry Series will be hosting a fun open mic and literary trivia quiz with poet-readers, Peter Filkins and Antoinette Brim-Bell. This event will take place Friday, November 5, at 7:30PM on Zoom.

Peter Filkins has released five books of poems, his most recent, Water/ Music, which was regarded as a “diverse display of formal dexterity, narrative power, and lyrical resonance” in the Johns Hopkins University Press. His 2012 work, The View We’re Granted received the Sheila Margaret Motton Best Book Award from the New England Poetry Club. You can find his poetry in The Paris Review, The New Criterion, The New Republic, and The Sewanee Review. He also currently teaches at Bard College.

Antoinette Brim-Bell is a collage artist as well as a poet. She is the Professor of English at Capital Community College.She has written the poetry collections, These Women You Gave Me, Icarus in Love, and Psalm of the Sunflower.

And if you like the interactive feeling of an open mic night, Lit Youngstown will be presenting their series installment with memoirist Eliese Colette Goldbach and poet Carly Sachs. Join them and co-host Laurin Wolf for this creative reading on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 pm ET. For more information, visit the event page here.

Eliese Colette Goldbach’s work has appeared in Ploughshares, Western Humanities Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Best American Essays 2017.

Carly Sachs is the author of the steam sequence, Descendants of Eve, and is the editor of the anthology, the why and later.

More Literary Events

Wednesday, November 3, 9:30pm EST -- Milkweed Editions

Join the publisher, Milkweed Editions, for the Virtual Book Lovers, celebrating forty years of writers and “power of books in our lives”. Featured readers include Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of World of Wonders, Diane Wilson, author of The Seed Keeper, Michael Kleber-Diggs, author of Worldly Things, and Victoria Chang, author of Dear Memory.

Visit the event page for more information.