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August 15, 2013

Assembly: Choose Your Words: Poetry and Prose

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Photography by Nicole Goodhue Boyd

12 – 1 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.

Kate Schapira curates Choose Your Words: Poetry and Prose from 8/13 - 8/18.
Some of the region’s best writers fill the middle of the day,and your ears, with their lines and sentences. Listen.Kate Schapira

8/15: Kate Colby
I will read my long poem of cumulative qualifying statements called “I Mean.”— Kate Colby

Free with museum admission.

Kate Schapira is the author of four full-length books of poetry, most recently The Soft Place (Horse Less Press). Her eighth chapbook, The Ground / The Pass / The Wave, will be out this summer from Grey Book Press. She teaches nonfiction writing regularly at Brown University and poetry periodically for libraries, public schools and the Frequency Workshop Series. She co-runs Publicly Complex, a reading series of innovative writing.

Kate Colby is author of four books of poetry, including Fruitlands (Litmus Press, 2006), which won the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award in 2007. Other published works include Beauport (Litmus Press, 2010) and The Return of the Native (Ugly Duckling Press, 2011). In 2013 she was awarded a fellowship from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. She is a founding board member of the Gloucester Writers Center in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she also runs a quarterly poetry series. She lives and works in Providence, RI.