Join us Sunday, September 17, to create a roadmap for literacy…

The Poetic Convergence is a one-day convening of teachers, student leaders, arts champions, and poetic giants, for the purpose of creating and sustaining literature-loving communities in Southern California. Here are some of our past performances, speakers, and some of our favorite photos.

8:00: Breakfast

9:00: Welcome // Diane Luby Lane 

9:10-9:50: “A Writing Life” with Hanif Abdurraqib

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Option 1

10:00: O!DES // CRAFTING POEMS OF CELEBRATION & PRAISE (Youth-only with Monique Mitchell)

11:00: POETIC NEW WAVE-SPOKEN WORD MEETS CINEMA (Youth-only with Samuel Curtis)

Option 2

10:00-12:00: WORDS IGNITE-TOUR DE TEXTBOOK (Educator-only with Kelly Grace Thomas & Paul Mabon)

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12:15: POETRY & BREATH // Lunchtime Keynote by Robert Pinsky

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1:20: Choose your own adventure… 

1) RECLAIMING THE “I” // Hanif Abdurraqib

2) HUMOR IS NOTHING TO LAUGH AT // Brendan Constantine 

3) POP LIFE- WHEN LIFE BECOMES ART // F. Douglas Brown 

4) IMAGINING PLACE AS SPACE // Sara Borjas 

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2:45: POETIC PERFORMANCES & CLOSING REMARKS // HOSTED BY PAUL MABON

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