St. Paul – Poetry Sparks!

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, United States

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Westerman, at a poetry gathering just for poets. Hear about Gwen’s vision for poetry across the state, get connected to other poets, and let your creativity loose with some writing time.

Free

St. Paul – Poetry Sparks! Youth Writing Workshop

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Are you a young person (13-19 years of age) who writes poetry or aspires to start writing poetry? Do you want to connect with other youth writers? Then join us for the Poetry Sparks! Youth Writing Workshop with Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Nell Westerman, and former St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate Chavah Gabrielle.

Free

Canceled Online – Poetry Sparks! Youth Writing Workshop

Online

Are you a young person (13-19 years of age) who writes poetry or aspires to start writing poetry? Do you want to connect with other youth writers? Then join us for the Poetry Sparks! Youth Writing Workshop with Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Nell Westerman, and former St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate, Chavah Gabrielle.

Free

St. Paul – Poetry Sparks! Book Discussion and Open Mic with Minnesota’s Poet Laureate, Gwen Nell Westerman

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Join us for an evening of poetry, spoken word, and performance! Hosted by Minnesota Poet Laureate, Gwen Nell Westerman and former St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate, Chavah Gabrielle, this Open Mic event will feature readings and original poetry by emerging and aspiring poets ages 13-19.

Free

Online – Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series

Online

In this three-part discussion series, we will consider how gender and sexuality are refracted, or how their meaning and social expression are changing and moving as we think through the topics of transgender rights, book bans, and masculinity. This session of Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series will examine the controversy over sexuality and book bans, and what can be done to continue the freedom to read.

Free

Online – Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series

Online

In this three-part discussion series, we will consider how gender and sexuality are refracted, or how their meaning and social expression are changing and moving as we think through the topics of transgender rights, book bans, and masculinity. This session of Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series will examine issues related to gender and sexuality continue to be paramount in many areas, including politics, law, health care, parenting, identity, and social justice.

Free

Online – Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series

Online

In this three-part discussion series, we will consider how gender and sexuality are refracted, or how their meaning and social expression are changing and moving as we think through the topics of transgender rights, book bans, and masculinity. This session of Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series, will seek to pull apart the term toxic masculinity and look instead at detoxing masculinity.

Free

Minneapolis – Minnesota Writers Series: American Precariat

Capri Theater 2027 W Broadway, Minneapolis, United States

Join us for the March 2024 edition of the Minnesota Writers Series as we welcome Zeke Caligiuri, Chris Fausto, and Fong Lee, three editors of the anthology “American Precariat: Parables of Exclusion,” published by Coffee House Press.

Rochester – Poetry Sparks! Lines, Lyrics, & Laureates

Historic Chateau Theater 15 1st Street Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

Celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Join Minnesota’s Poet Laureate Gwen Nell Westerman and City of Rochester Poet Laureate Jean Prokott for Poetry Sparks! Lines, Lyrics, & Laureates. At this family friendly event, Gwen and Jean will share some of their poetry, and then help you write your own.

Free

Minneapolis – Minnesota Writers Series: Tartarus

Open Book 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, United States

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, the Minnesota Writers Series will feature Ty Chapman and his debut poetry collection, “Tartarus,” published by Button Poetry. Join us in downtown Minneapolis at Open Book, for an afternoon of readings and discussions.

Free

St. Paul – An Evening of Haiku and Anishinaabe Song with Kimberly Blaeser, Gordon Henry, Jr., and Gerald Vizenor.

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, United States

Join us for a very special evening of poetry and music with two esteemed poets and writers, Kimberly Blaeser and Gordon Henry, Jr. Our two guests will share haiku, Anishinaabe dream songs, and music, as well as conversation with one another and the audience on their work and inspirations.

Free

St. Paul – Indigenous Nations Poets: Poetry Reading

Minnesota Humanities Event Center 987 Ivy Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN, United States

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), in partnership with Indigenous Nations Poets (IN-NA-PO) is honored to present an evening of poetry readings with this year’s IN-NA-PO fellows and visiting writers.

Free