Assembly: Choose Your Words — Poetry and Prose
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
8/14: Tina Cane
I will be reading my poetry and, perhaps, revising on-site.— Tina Cane
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.
Tina Cane is a poet, teacher and the founder/director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. She was born in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of NYC and grew up in the city’s East and West Village. She attended the University of Vermont, the Sorbonne and complete her master’s degree in French Literature at the Université of Paris X-Nanterre. Over the past twenty years, she has taught French, English and Creative Writing in public and private schools throughout New York City and Rhode Island. In addition to working as a teaching poet in her program, she is an instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Tina’s poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals including Spinning Jenny, The Literary Review, Barrow Street and Salt Hill Journal. Her work, The Fifth Thought, was published by Other Painters Press in 2008. She lives outside of Providence with her husband and the three children.