The Martin Luther King Center is excited to share our Spring Events! Feel free to attend and send this information out to your organization and/or students. Thank you so much for your support.
On the first floor of the William T. Young Library (500 S. Limestone Street, Lexington, KY 40506)
A Reading by Roger Reeves
Roger Reeves's poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others. Kim Addonizio <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/kim-addonizio> selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He earned his PhD the University of Texas-Austin and is currently an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago. His first book is King Me(Copper Canyon Press, 2013).
Subjugation and the Supernatural: the Underworld in African American Letters.
The Late Night Film Series and VIP Center Present
- SQecial Media is holding a picture poem contest and the deadline is 6 pm on March 31st! More info and examples of picture poems can be found here:
- Arch Street Press is pleased to announce its annual prize for America's best college writer in the nonfiction category.Open to undergraduate and graduate students between the ages of 18 and 30, the Arch Street Prize is designed to stimulate interest in writing across the country and to promote today's extraordinary young writers. Arch Street Press offers each winner a standard contract together with a mentoring program and $1,000 cash prize for his/her chosen manuscript of up to 5,000 words. Please see the website (http://archstreetpress.org/arch-street-prize/) for full rules and submission guidelines. Submissions for this year's competition must be postmarked by April 30, 2014.
- The Carnegie Center's 8th Annual Next Great Writers Contest: Writers are invited to submit manuscripts of fiction or nonfiction prose (up to 2,000 words) or poetry (up to 5 poems). Please include a $10 fee per entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should also include a cover sheet complete with writer’s name, address, e-mail address, and phone number; names should NOT appear on the manuscript itself. Manuscripts cannot be returned.
Entries must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 9 at 5:00 pm. Send entries to: The Next Great Writers Contest, Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St, Lexington, KY 40507. The cash prize is $150 for first place and $100 for second place. Winning authors will be notified by June 1.
- Holler Poets at Al's Bar--tonight, Wednesday, March 26th, from 8 pm to ~ 11 pm (arrive early if signing up for the open mic): Holler 70 features the return of Two of Cups Press founder Leigh Anne Hornfeldt, author of The Intimacy Archive, the debut of Chris McCurry, author of Splayed, and music by Grace Rogers Music, daughter of legendary Kentucky musician Don Rogers, celebrating the release of her new album, When We Make it up the Peak.
- Off the Ground at Common Grounds--this Friday, March 28th, at 7 pm: Join us for a reading by our incredible featured guest, Erik Reece, and then read your own work at the open mic that follows! Sponsored by Graphite, Shale, and Limestone.
- A Joint Reading with Ed McClanahan and Gurney Norman--Friday, April 11th, from 6-8 pm at the Cats Den: Come enjoy refreshments and readings by two Kentucky and literary legends. These guys go way back and definitely know how to spin a yarn! Sponsored by Graphite.
- 12-Hour Marathon Poetry Reading--Monday, April 28th from 8 am to 8 pm at the Student Center Patio: Sign up to read outside Professor Julia Johnson’s office door (1219 Patterson Office Tower). You can read a poem by you or someone else. Sign-up slots are in 1/2 hour spots. Show up to read during your 1/2 hour. Individual readings should be no longer than 3 minutes. If you can't make it to the actual sign-up sheet, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to pick a time! Co-sponsored by Graphite and the UK English Department.
Something Old, Something New: Disability, Gender, Blackness and Performance in African Diaspora and African-American Studies
Tuesday, February 4th 5:30pm in Worsham Theatre
February 21st - Finding Your Voice: How to Develop Your Personal Brand