8:00 PM20:00


Willa Carroll will be performing at Gavagai, a monthly performance series curated and hosted by poet Danielle Blau that brings you poetry and fiction readings scored with original live music by composer-improviser-bassist Mike Brown, with other skilled improvisers (piano-players, horn-players, drummers, harpists, cellists, violinists, vocalists, who knows?) usually dropping in onstage as guest-musicians. 

Suggested donation $10

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5:30 PM17:30

The Word Works AWP18 Offsite Reading

Looking for an awesome #AWP18 off-site event? Come hear The Word Works poets read from their brand-new and award-winning books!

*Note: a free shuttle to this overflow hotel will leave from the Tampa Convention Center at 5 PM.


Annie Adey-Babinski: author of Okay Cool No Smoking Love Pony
Curtis Bauer: author of The Image of Absence, from the WW International Editions
Willa Carroll, author of Nerve Chorus
Abby Chew, author of A Bear Approaches from the Sky
Lisa Lewis: winner of the Tenth Gate Prize for Taxonomy of the Missing
Susan Lewis: winner of the Washington Prize for Zoom
Thomas March: author of Aftermath, from the Hilary Tham Capital Collection
Kevin McLellan: author of Ornitheology

and more! 

Hosted by Nancy White and Karren Alenier.

Stay and toast the poets with celebratory drinks at the bar -- as guests of the press!

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7:00 PM19:00

Loaded Canon Reading Series

Fresh local literature meets wine and cocktail pairings in this revamp of the classic reading series. Hear the latest works-in-progress from the city’s rising generation of writers while savoring drinks inspired by the words you’re hearing, specially prepared by Brooklyn Oenology. With an emphasis on raw unpublished work, this evening promises to yield bold new fruit no matter what your poison.

The evening’s writers include Willa Carroll, Nat Cassidy, Dan Levinson, & Vinny Senguttuvan.



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7:00 PM19:00

BOMB Magazine: Contemporary Poetry Marathon Reading

Contemporary Poetry Too is a marathon reading featuring thirty emerging and established poets and will function as an ongoing inquiry into the poet as artist. It will take place July 10th at the Andrew Edlin Gallery, from 6 to 8, with a reception afterward featuring special guest DJs S&M (Shannon Michael Cane & Matt Conners).


Participating poets for Contemporary Poetry Too include Alan Longino, Alina Gregorian, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Bianca Stone, Emily Skillings, Greg Purcell, Ishmael Klein, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Jess Arndt, Juliana Huxtable, not_I (Ana Božiĉević & Sophia Le Fraga), Paul Legault, Simone Kearny, Stephen Boyer, Willa Carroll, Sampson Starkweather, and Zachary Pace.

The Contemporary Poetry Series is curated by Sam Gordon, in collaboration with BOMB and NADA.

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7:00 PM19:00

Bennington Writer’s Roadshow 2014 Celebrates the Vernal Equinox!

Ten writers from Bennington College’s MFA program converge for a third year to read new prose and poetry at Brooklyn’s acclaimed art space, The Invisible Dog Gallery, Friday, March 21 at 7:30. This year features Ruth Crocker, Rebecca Chace, Jimmy Newborg, A.N. Devers, Steven Rosenberg, Gina Boubion, Liz Arnold, Lily White, Willa Carroll, and Julia Lichtblau. Wine, conversation, and book sales, too. No charge (Donations to The Invisible Dog welcome.)

The Invisible Dog Gallery (www.invisibledog.org) 

51 Bergen St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11231

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7:00 PM19:00


Distinguished essayist Phillip Lopate and nine graduates of Bennington College’s MFA program in Creative Writing, will read their writing. Writers include:

Willa Carroll, Ken Harvey, Jennifer Acker, V. Hansmann, Lisa Alexander, Anne Decker, Julia Lichtblau, Alex Dawson, and Elizabeth Arnold.

Wine and book sales will follow. The event is part of an evolving cross-country roadshow of readings by the community of writers from the Bennington program.

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