poetry


⭐ CreateTEENS: Writing To Wellness Tuesdays (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Writing to Wellness is a discussion based workshop designed for writers to use poetry as a tool for healing when navigating trauma. Participants will learn helpful tips via discussion on how to navigate trauma through expressive forms of creative writing, how to advocate for others and how to build a […]


Meet Kendra Allen, Poet and Author of ‘The Collection Plate’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Looping exultantly through the overlapping experiences of girlhood, Blackness, sex, and personhood in America, essayist and poet Kendra Allen braids personal narrative and cultural commentary, wrestling with the beauty and brutality to be found between mothers and daughters, young women and the world, Black bodies and white space, virginity and […]


Poetry and Produce at The Capital Market (Prince George’s County Memorial Library): IN-PERSON

Every Sunday starting June 6th to October 31st from 12pm – 4pm. Join us for visual artists, art activities, open mic, featured poets, and more! Creative Suitland Arts Center, The Capital Market, and Poetry X Hunger invites you to Poetry and Produce, a creative experience to include open mics, notable spoken word […]


⭐ Conversation With Saeed Jones, Author of ‘How We Fight For Our Lives’ (DC Public Library) – VIRTUAL

  To celebrate Pride season and kick off Summer Challenge, join us for a discussion with poet and memoirist Saeed Jones. In conversation with the Library’s Jordan Johnson, Jones will discuss his memoir How We Fight for Our Lives. We will host the conversation on our Youtube and Facebook pages. Please register here. About the author: Saeed Jones was born […]


Poetry Workshop With Poets Cherrie Woods and Alan King (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Though self-publishing and book promotion are becoming common, poetry remains a niche market. Even bookstores will typically just sell acknowledged classics, academic anthologies, and a few books by today’s most famous poets. How does a poet become successful and increase book sales since poetry has its own unique nuances and […]


Poetry Online Discussion of Poems By Asian Americans (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, join us for a discussion of several poems by Asian Americans chosen by our librarians. Please watch this space for links to poems we hope to discuss. For more information or to get on the Poetry Events email list, email poetry@prattlibrary.org. Photo of Li-Young Lee […]