Monday, November 22, 2021

Victoria Chang Reads for the Annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute


Begin Again the 2021/22 OB Hardison Poetry Series


O. B. Hardison Poetry Series

Every Grief I Meet

The Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute
with Victoria Chang

in a live Zoom reading

Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 7:30pm (ET)


Award-winning poet Victoria Chang, author of the recent books Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief and OBIT, addresses memory and ruminates on grief and the work of Emily Dickinson in this annual tribute with the Dickinson Museum. 

Victoria Chang will read from Dickinson’s poetry as well as her own. This reading will be followed by a conversation where audience members can put forth their own questions. This conversation will be moderated by poet Brionne Janae, who co-hosts, with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown, the podcast The Slave is Gone. The podcast talks back to the popular Apple+ television show Dickinson.



Victoria Chang will also lead a Special Online Writing Workshop titled Let’s Play! on December 1, 7:30pm-9:30pm (ET). Come to this workshop with a big imagination, an open mind, a laptop and/or a notebook, and be prepared to have fun as we experiment in new ways. We will go from one set of poems and writing exercises to the next with some time at the end to share what we’ve written.  



Available On Demand


Autumn Leaves: An improvisation in poetry and jazz with pianist Cyrus Chestnut and poets Lenard D. Moore and Kyle Dargan; Now Available On Demand

Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto and the Dutch House delivers the 2021 Eudora Welty Lecture, Now Available on-demand



We are deeply grateful to have you as a part of the Folger community. If you are able, we hope you will consider making a gift today to help sustain the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series and programs like it. 





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