Events

Although we're not planning any official WHALE PROM events this year, we plan on using this space to list events hosted by the participants of the bookfair.


Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

AWP 2018 YesYes Books Celebration!

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Please join us to celebrate these amazing books!

Kissing Caskets by Mahogany L. Browne
What Runs Over by Kayleb Rae Candrilli
Gathering Voices: Creating a Community-Based Poetry Workshop by Marty McConnell
Sons of Achilles by Nabila Lovelace
Reaper's Milonga by Lucian Mattison
Landscape with Sex and Violence by Lynn Melnick
GOOD MORNING AMERICA I AM HUNGRY AND ON FIRE by jamie mortara
One Above One Below: Positions & Lamentations by Gala Mukomolova
This American Ghost by Michael Wasson

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/811614209030954/

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Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

Gremlins 3: AWP (Wonder + Ugly Duckling Presse + Civil Coping Mechanisms + Theme Can)

Location: QUAID
Address: 5128 N Florida Ave
Date: Friday, March 9 at
Time: 7 PM - 10 PM EST

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Readers:

  • Ben Fama
  • Liz Bowen
  • Bianca Stone
  • Josef Kaplan
  • Bridget Talone
  • Ed Steck
  • Shy Watson
  • Amy Saul-Zerby
  • Rachelle Toarmino
  • Ben Pease

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/249613632243543/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1517510456475199

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Mar
9
7:00 PM19:00

4x4: four readers from four literary organizations

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co•im•press, Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) & Veliz Books present an evening of literary readings.

Lisa Rose Bradford
Katherine M. Hedeen
Tim Jones-Yelvington
Holms Troelstrup
Kwoya Fagin Maples
Leslie Ann Murray
Ivelisse Rodriguez
Ronaldo V. Wilson
Ewa Chrusciel
Ji yoon Lee
JD Scott
Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal
Veliz Books
Lynn Schmeidler
Tina Cane
Trent D. Hudley
Ana Patete

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2016057075349684/

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Mar
8
10:00 PM22:00

AADOREE / Apogee / No Tokens Offsite Marathon Reading at AWP18

Thursday, March 8
10 PM - 11:30 PM EST
715 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602-4411, 

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Join three independent literary journals and an assemblage of writers for a marathon reading during AWP 2018 in Tampa! All three magazines produce online content & print issues and will have merch on sale at the event.

The reading is free and open to the public, but we will be "passing the hat" or asking for optional donations at some capacity during the reading—which will go immediately back into paying our readers for their time.

❇ Reem Abu-Baker
❇ Colette Arrand
❇ Kayleb Rae Candrilli
❇ shelley feller
❇ Tony Fu
❇ Sheree Greer
❇ Yuki Jackson
❇ Tim Jones-Yelvington
❇ Muriel Leung
❇ Natalie Lima
❇ Dantiel W. Moniz
❇ Gloria Muñoz
❇ Deesha Philyaw
❇ Dawn Raffel
❇ Tatiana Ryckman
❇ Benjamin Schaefer
❇ Paul Tran
❇ Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1834945093464017/

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Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Succinct Situation

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SUCCINCT SITUATION: A reading with Canarium, Dorothy, a publishing project, Nightboat Books, Essay Press and Octopus Books. Featuring readings from:

Duriel E. Harris
Simone I. John
Karla Kelsey
Amy Lawless
Sawako Nakayasu
Sabrina Orah Mark
Joanna Ruocco
Ely Shipley
giovanni singelton
Cole Swensen
Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi
Christina Vega-Westhoff
Ronaldo V. Wilson

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2042835296041958/

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Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Submerging Writer Fellowship Book Launch Party

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Join us for a celebration of the 2017 Submerging Writer Fellowship winner and finalists. We'll release the winner's chapbook, have a brief reading, and make announcements about next year's fellowship. 

Readers:
- Katie Burgess
- Verna Zafra-Kasala
- Melissa Dias-Mandoly
- Angelica Maria Barazza

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582903548438907/

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Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Thursday Thursday Thursday reading AWP 2018

Thursday, March 8
6 PM - 8 PM EST
513 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602

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Join us for readings by authors from Switchback Books, Black Ocean, Saturnalia Books, Brooklyn Arts Press, Augury Books, and Bull City Press!

Readers include Libby Burton, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Amanda Forrester, Joe Hall, Stefania Heim, S. Whitney Holmes, Chloe Honum, Randall Horton, Jason Koo, Shayla Lawson, Peggy Munson, and Kathleen Rooney. 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/186568472116600/

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Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

AWP Offsite Reading: Barrels Grimly Crashing into the Sun

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Join Always Crashing, Barrelhouse, Grimoire, and Vestiges / Black Sun Lit at C.1949 Florida Beer Garden at 5pm on Thursday, March 8th for beer, readings, and a generally lovely time.

Readers include:
Elise Blackwell
Gabriel Blackwell
Dan Brady
Emily Corwin
Safia Elhillo
Andy Farkas
Erin Fleming
Michael Martone
Vi Khi Nao
Chet'la Sebree
Chris Tonelli

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1304141329686029/

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Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Now That's What I Call Music AWP '18

The Franklin Manor
912 N. Franklin St.
Thursday, March 8 at 5 PM - 8 PM

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~~~Featuring DJ sets by~~~
▲HANIF ABDURRAQIB▲ 
▲KAVEH AKBAR▲
▲JAQUIRA DÍAZ▲
▲MANUEL GONZALES▲
▲MARGAREE LITTLE▲
~and~
▲CLAIRE VAYE WATKINS▲

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2005294669693498/?active_tab=about

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Mar
8
4:00 PM16:00

ULL Graduate Creative Writing, YFP, & GS Pop-Up Off-Site Reading

Thursday, March 8
4 PM - 6 PM EST
715 Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602

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ULL Graduate Creative Writing with Gigantic Sequins and Yellow Flag Press present AWP '18 Off-Site Reading.

ULLGCW readers include the following: Leigh Camacho Rourks, Haley Fedor, Saul Lemerond, Wandeka Gayle, Dustin Hyman, Rebecca Hazelwood, Daniel Altenburg, Jenny Robertson, Patti Pangborn, Jarret Kaufman, and Clinton Craig.

GS readers are as follows:
* Eloisa Amezcua is an Arizona native. Her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. She is the author of three chapbooks and is the founder and editor of The Shallow Ends: A Journal of Poetry. 
* Emrys Donaldson is an MFA candidate and Prison Arts Fellow at the University of Alabama. Their work has appeared in Gigantic Sequins, Fairy Tale Review, and Necessary Fiction, among other venues. 
* EEmily Brandt is the author of three chapbooks: Sleeptalk or Not At All, ManWorld, and Behind Teeth. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear and Web Acquisitions Editor for VIDA. She lives and teaches in Brooklyn

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/374811279651751

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Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Happy (Everything) Hour with SRP: An AWP Offsite Celebration

Thursday, March 8 at 5 PM - 7 PM EST
5210 N Florida Ave
Tampa, Florida 33603

Happy (Everything) Hour with Sibling Rivalry Press! Come celebrate poetry, art, each other, Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington's five-year wedding anniversary, and Seth's 30th birthday! Featuring: John Andrews, Nickole Brown, Sarah Browning, Franny Choi, Julie R. Enszer, D. Gilson, Luther Hughes, Jessica Jacobs, Kathryn Leland, Carl Napolitano, C. Russell Price, Ruben Quesada, and Valerie Wetlaufer. On March 8, SRP's mission will be to ENTERTAIN and ENRAPTURE, and we want to see YOU!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2123098407914164/

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