Calling All Poetry Writers, Readers, Lovers and Appreciators!
The Furious Flower Poetry Center invites you to attend its fourth national Collegiate Summit, March 22-24 in the Festival Conference & Student Center. This year, we are bringing together undergraduate and graduate students from JMU and other schools along the East Coast to explore how poetry reaches across geographical borders and beyond conventional literary and ideological boundaries.
The three-day program includes:
· Readings and in-depth workshops facilitated by the former Poet Laureate of Louisiana, Brenda Marie Osbey, and the Civic Poet of Seattle, Anastacia Reneè.
· A poetry reading and presentation by the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Tyehimba Jess.
· Roundtable discussions.
· A day-trip to Charlottesville for the Virginia Festival of the Book.
· A closing open mic session for participating student poets.
Registration is FREE for JMU Students excluding meals or $25 with meals. Those interested in attending can register via the Furious Flower website by March 11: www.jmu.edu/furiousflower/collegiate-summit.