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Saturday, May 5 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Story Retold/Renewed: Women Retelling History LIMITED

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Women poets are actively addressing patriarchal history and myths, retelling the stories, and righting the truth of women who have been rendered either pariah or icon, creating and publishing vital, well-crafted work. Facilitated by poets Antoinette Brim, Kimberly Collins, and Georgia A. Popoff, this conversation, which continues from the 2017 roundtable, will center on the theme of women owning both voice and history in ways that empower and inform, with a particular focus on persona poetry as an extension of personal voice. Following our lineage, in spite of many challenges, women continue to write, compelling critical thought through language. The facilitators will share from works in progress to initiate the discussion, then will open to participants to discuss their own work, and the work of women who inspire them to address issues of race, class, gender, and accepted norms within the poetic canon and ways to change and expand them.

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Georgia Popoff

Workshops Coordinator, Downtown Writers Center
I am a community poet living and teaching in Syracuse, NY. Three collections of poetry and one coauthored book for teachers on poetry in public education. Senior editor of the Comstock Review.

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Antoinette Brim

Associate Professor of English, Capital Community College
Antoinette Brim, author of These Women You Gave Me, Icarus in Love and Psalm of the Sunflower, is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry, memoir and critical... Read More →
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Kimberly A. Collins

Kimberly A. Collins teaches English at Morgan State University and facilitates Writing for Healing workshops through her organization SOAR (So Others Ascend Righteously). Her book, Choose You Wednesday Wisdom to Wake Your Soul (2017) is a composite of essays from her Wednesday Wisdom... Read More →

Saturday May 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Salem Waterfront Hotel, Ballroom 1