10:00 am10:00

Poets in Conversation at the Yale Beinecke Library

  • Yale University, Beinecke Library

A roundtable discussion with the visiting poets, Safiya Sinclair, Layli Long Soldier, and Tonya Foster, and the Yale Race & Innovative Poetics Working Group. Chaired by Camille Owens and Maryam Parhizkar at Beinecke Library.

5:30 pm17:30

Writers on Writing: Reading at Brown University

  • McCormack Family Theater

Safiya Sinclair, author of "Cannibal," and Ishion Hutchinson, author of "House of Lords and Commons" and "Far District," will read from their work in the Writers On Writing Reading Series, sponsored by the Department of Literary Arts.

Literary Death Match
8:05 pm20:05

Literary Death Match

  • Black Cat

For our AWP Spectacular, Literary Death Match heads to Black Cat in the nation's capital, as we team with with Painted Bride Quarterly for a magical night of literature, witticisms and enough absurdity to momentarily distract from the horrors happening over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Trust us when we say: this one's not to be missed.

Literary Merit: Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Gold Fame Citrus and Battleborn
Performance: TBA
Intangibles: Alexandra Petri, Washington Post blogger and columnist 

Round 1: 
* Roger Reeves
* Mitchell S. Jackson

Round 2: 
* Safiya Sinclair
* Elena Passarello


Writers Resist LA Reading
1:00 pm13:00

Writers Resist LA Reading

  • Beyond Baroque

On January 15, 2017, the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., writers across the United States and in Europe will come together for Writers Resist, a “re- inauguration” of our shared commitment to the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy. Writers Resist events, large and small, will be held in dozens of locations throughout the world.

READERS: William Archila, Aimee Bender, Ron Carlson, Victoria Chang, Geoff Dyer, Blas Falconer, Amy Gerstler, Dana Goodyear, Naomi Hirahara, Doug Kearney, Meme Kelly, Vandana Khanna, Michele Latiolais, Douglas Manuel, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Alicia Partnoy, Mona Simpson, Christine Schutt, Safiya Sinclair, Lynne Thompson, David Ulin, Vanessa Villarreal, and Amy Wilentz. 

12:30 pm12:30

Texas Book Festival - INVENTING PARADISE

  • Capitol Extension Room E2.036

Jamaica’s modern literary voices are inventing the island in brilliant narratives with resonate deeply with readers. Novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn (Here Comes the Sun) and poet Safiya Sinclair (Cannibal) discuss the power of Jamaica on the page, how nostalgia and truth emerge in their lyrical renditions of home, and how readers in Jamaica are responding to their work.

7:30 pm19:30

Texas Book Festival Lit Crawl - Oracular Spectacular

  • GrayDUCK Gallery

Attendees are asked to offer up questions on sticky notes and our all-star panel of “guest oracles" will read visionary, instructive, and surprising responses from their own work. With poets Safiya Sinclair, Eileen Myles, J. Scott Brownlee, Orlando Ricardo Menes, and Carmen Tafolla. Emceed by Sasha West. 

CANNIBAL Launch: Safiya Sinclair, Aracelis Girmay, and Gregory Pardlo
7:00 pm19:00

CANNIBAL Launch: Safiya Sinclair, Aracelis Girmay, and Gregory Pardlo

  • Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

The launch event for Safiya Sinclair's award-winning debut collection, CANNIBAL, with readings by the author and other prize-winning poets. Whiting Award winners Aracelis Girmay and Safiya Sinclair and Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo join forces to read from their critically acclaimed poetry.

7:00 pm19:00

Poetry in the Park: The 2016 Whiting Award Winners celebrate summer at Bryant Park's Word for Word

Celebrate summer with a poetry reading in Bryant Park, hosted by the Whiting Foundation and Word for Word.

Featuring the 2016 Whiting Award winners for poetry:

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Layli Long Soldier
Safiya Sinclair
Ocean Vuong

The reading will take place in Bryant Park's outdoor Reading Room. Books by the poets will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

5:30 pm17:30

Poetry Foundation Fellows Reading in Denver

  • Lighthouse Writers Workshop

The Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver is hosting a free reading and reception with the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellows: Safiya Sinclair, Jamila Woods, Nate Marshall. Erika L. Sánchez, and Danniel Schoonebeek. 

The reading and Q&A will run from 5:30 to 7:00 PM, followed by a free reception from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Poetry Magazine Prufrock Party & Reading at AWP
Apr 1

Poetry Magazine Prufrock Party & Reading at AWP

  • The Regent

Poetry magazine hosts the premier “Prufrock Party” at the historic Regent Theater, featuring Melissa Broder, Douglas Kearney, Safiya Sinclair, and Eileen Myles with musical guests Bouquet and Tülips.

Argos Books Five Year Anniversary Celebration
7:00 pm19:00

Argos Books Five Year Anniversary Celebration

  • Wendy's Subway

Argos Books is celebrating five years of publishing innovative books, chapbooks and ephemera. Please join Argos editors and authors for an evening of short-but-sweet readings, followed by DJ sets and dancing.

Readings by: 

Safiya Sinclair
Marina Blitshteyn
Paige Ackerson-Kiely
Amber Atiya
Jennifer Hayashida