One Week to Go!

Good googly moogly, the festival's almost here! Even if you can't attend, go to the site and check out the list of events and cool stuff happening April 20-22. Here's where I'll be next Saturday for readings. Be sure to introduce yourself if you see me walking by!

The Mom Egg: Reading and Discussion
April 21 1:30PM
Calling all mothers – current, past, and future!
Ever fought hard to stay up just one extra hour to read and found yourself asleep? Trying to balance kids and achieving the one moment of silence that might allow you to finish one line on the poem you really think could be good? Balance, harmony, the space to think, the space to write. Somehow, mothers have to find a way. The Mom Egg is an annual journal with a mission to increase the opportunities for mothers, women and artists by expanding the conversation to include different, sometimes conflicting perspective by and of mothers. Join us for a panel of poets of all ages who are mothers and about to be moms:Marjorie Tesser, Marie Gauthier, Jennifer Jean, Colleen Michaels, January G. O'Neil, and Nancy Vona. They will read their work and open up the conversation about poetry, creativity, time, expectations and motherhood. We offer great poetry and a frank discussion.

Fire on Her Tongue - The First E-Book Anthology of Women Poets
April 21 12:15PM
Fire on Her Tongue is the first and only anthology of contemporary women poets created for the eBook. Produced with a zero carbon footprint, Fire On Her Tongue represents more than 400 pages of poems by well known poets Kim Addonizio, Jane Hirshfield, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Annie Finch, Elizabeth Bradfield, January Gil O’Neil, Susan Rich, Rachel Rose, Natasha Saj√©,and Peggy Shumaker. The program, featuring Susan Rich, Annie Finch, Elizabeth Bradfield, and January G. O’Neil will include a reading and a behind the scenes look at how the editors put their first ebook together.

Cave Canem
April 21 2:45PM
Join R. Dwayne Betts, Tara Betts, and Jarita Davis for a reading and discussion with members of Cave Canem, hosted by January Gill O’Neil. Founded in 1996 by poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady to remedy the under-representation and isolation of African American poets in MFA programs and writing workshops, Cave Canem is a home for the many voices of African American poetry and is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. For more information, visit


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