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Victoria Chang Reads for the Annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute
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
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.
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