Readings, Speaking Engagements, Appearances

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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 2:00 p.m.
Reading and Conversation: Engaged Poetics Across the Big Pond 
New York University - Author/Presenter: Andy Croft, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and Aracelis Girmay Smokestack publisher and U.K. poet Andy Croft (pictured) is featured in a reading and conversation with Thomas Sayers Ellis and Aracelis Girmay. Co-sponsored with Poets House. Location: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues.
Saturday, October 30, 2010, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Beat: Go-Go Music from West Africa to Washington, DC
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum 1901 Fort Place SE Washington, DC
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 11:00am
Page Turner 2010 - Gag Order: Writers on What Goes Unpublished
Powerhouse Arena, Ground Floor
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 8:00pm
Jenny McKean Moore Reading: Thomas Sayers Ellis
George Washington University - Marvin Center Amphitheater Washington, DC
sunday, december 5, 2010 - 2:00pm
Readings by Thomas Sayers Ellis and Cave Canem poets.
This annual Cave Canem poetry reading at the Pratt features Thomas Sayers Ellis reading from his new collection, Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems. Ellis is known in the poetry community as a literary activist and innovator, one whose poems "resist limitations and rigorously embrace wholeness." His first full-length collection, The Maverick Room, won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares. Ellis teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and in the Lesley University low-residency MFA program, and he is a faculty member of Cave Canem. Other Cave Canem poets who will be reading with Ellis: R. Dwayne Betts, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Bettina Judd, Kateema Lee, Robin Coste Lewis, Carlo Paul, Kamau Rucker, and Lamar Wilson. Hosted by Reginald Harris of Poets House.

Central Library - Poe Room, Baltimore, Maryland