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February 2016
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FPP and VIDA present: First Person Plural Reading Series featuring Sarah Gambito, Hafizah Geter, Ashley Grier, & Amy King.

February 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Shrine Music Venue, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd
New York, 10030 United States
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March 2016
Free

THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY AND VIDA LAUNCH HISTORIC “CORRECTIVE CANON”

March 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue 1201: Elebash Recital Hall
New York, NY United States
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Sarah Schulman, well-known chronicler of marginalized subcultures and queer urban life, discusses her new novel, The Cosmopolitans, with journalist Linda Villarosa. Schulman’s book captures the beat, soul, and texture of Greenwich Village in the late 1950s, harmonizing two classics, Balzac’s Cousin Bette and James Baldwin’s Another Country. Presented by GC Public Programs, the Feminist Press, VIDA, and the Futures Initiative. The Cosmopolitans is the inaugural book in the Feminist Press’s Corrective Canon series.  

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April 2016

AWP VIDA Panel: More Than Numbers: How Conscientious Poetry Editors See Beyond Quotas featuring Amy King, Timothy Donnelly, Cathy Hong, Phillip B. Williams, Lynn Melnick

April 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
• Room 402 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Los Angeles, CA United States + Google Map

This panel, featuring editors who have successfully published a diversity of poets in both magazines and anthologies, will explore ways that poetry editors can diversify their own publications. With an eye toward the VIDA Count, we discuss how poetry editors might become more aware of, and actively seek out, the plurality of voices in poetry and how the pages of journals and anthologies can only be enriched by seeking new voices.

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May 2016
Free

PEN Mingle with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

May 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
DSK – Die Stammkneipe/Der Schwarze Kölner, 710 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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PEN America is thrilled to co-host our May Mingle with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. We hope you can join us for an evening of drinks, engaging conversation, and updates on PEN's work defending free expression and VIDA's advocacy for the voices of women. Event Co-hosts: Glory Edim, Melissa Febos, Michele Filgate, Ashley C. Ford, and Syreeta McFadden. PEN Mingles are social gatherings hosted at venues throughout the city. This is a FREE event but reservations are required. Please RSVP here. Sign…

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June 2016

VIDA Presents We Count: Intersectionality and Activism in the Literary Landscape

June 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10012 United States
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We Count: Intersectionality and Activism in the Literary Landscape, a panel sponsored by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, featuring Jennifer Baker, Cat Fitzpatrick, Hafizah Geter, Jyothi Natarajan, & Kathi Wolfe, moderated by Lynn Melnick - 7PM The 2015 VIDA Count included new categories for Women of Color, Trans and Disabled writers, confirming the lack of parity in the publishing world. Join this panel of writer-activists as they discuss their experiences and work to change the literary landscape, and the best…

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Free

Melissa Studdard and Amy King Poetry Reading

June 21, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Patricia Kuran Arts Center, Fanwood, NJ United States + Google Map

Ms. Studdard is host of VIDA Voices & Views, an editor for ‘American Microreviews and Interviews,’ and the author of the novel, “Six Weeks to Yehidah,” as well as other books, collections, and articles. She is the recipient of the Forward National Literature Award and the International Book Award. Ms. King serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is the author, editor, and co-editor of several anthologies. She is also an Associate Professor of Creative…

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July 2016

VIDA at New York City Poetry Festival!

July 31, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Algonquin Stage, Governors Island
New York, NY United States
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At the Algonquin Stage! Please join us for poetry readings by Mary Jo Bang, Shanna Compton, and Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie !!

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August 2016

Margarita Mixer with VIDA

August 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Malo Restaurant, 4326 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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PEN Center USA is partnering with POPS the Club, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and 826LA for a Margarita Mixer to celebrate literary organizations and volunteers. Network with members of L.A.'s literary community and find a way to get involved. We want volunteers to discover literary organizations. We hope to inspire partnerships among the literary community. You'll also be entered to win a giveaway from our sponsoring organizations. Come during Happy Hour and receive a complimentary margarita—while they last! Cash…

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September 2016

VIDA presents: How to Survive as a Writer (in NYC) and Still Dismantle the Patriarchy with Hafizah Geter, Anna deVries, Alanna Schubach, & Jennifer Baker–moderated by Melissa Febos

September 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Slonim House, Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY 10708 United States
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VIDA Booth 402 at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Booth 402, Brooklyn, NY United States + Google Map
October 2016

Sexism in the Literary World with Bonnie Nadzam, Porochista Khakpour, Kavita Das, and Amy King

October 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St.
New York, NY 10017 United States
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This event brings together novelists Bonnie Nadzam and Porochista Khakpour, social change advocate and journalist Kavita Das, and Amy King of VIDA, to discuss sexism and harassment in the publishing industry and writing programs, and what can, and should, be done to improve the representation of women writers. The Center’s director Noreen Tomassi will moderate, and contribute her insight.

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Clit City: Donato, Hall, King, Nao and Warman @ Molasses Books

October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Molasses Books, 770 Hart St.
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Cum celebrate the NYC release of Elizabeth Hall’s I HAVE DEVOTED MY LIFE TO THE CLITORIS (Tarpaulin Sky Press) with readings & performances by CLAIRE DONATO ELIZABETH HALL AMY KING VI KHI NAO LAURA WARMAN

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VIDA Presents @ Lit Crawl Seattle

October 27, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1318 E Union St
Seattle, WA United States
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VIDA brings you readings by Kristiana Kahakauwila, Sara Marie Ortiz, Cooper Lee Bombardier & Elissa Washuta as a part of Lit Crawl Seattle, a series of uncommon literary events that take place in a host of spaces throughout the Capitol Hill and First Hill neighborhoods.

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Reviewers Reviewed: Gender in Book Criticism

October 28, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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BinderCon Live LA

October 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Impact Hub LA, 830 Traction Avenue #3a
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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BinderCon Live LA

October 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Impact HUB LA, 830 Traction Ave # 3A
Los Angeles, CA United States
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November 2016

The Power of Poetry in a Complex World

November 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Lower Manhattan, Aniello Bianco Room
Manhattan, NY United States
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Afterings: A Tribute to Deborah Tall

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BookCourt, 163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A reading and discussion by friends of Deborah Tall from her final book, Afterings. Tall, the long-time editor of the celebrated journal Seneca Review, died of inflammatory breast cancer in 2006. Once hailed by Charles Simic as a poetic “master,” Tall popularized the term “lyric essay” and published eight books that ranged across genres, including Summons, the winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize, and the highly influential hybrid meditation A Family of Strangers. This event will feature readings…

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February 2017

AWP Event: Women’s Caucus Reading (Co-Sponsored with VIDA), Co-Hosted by Hafizah Geter and Melissa Studdard, featuring Lidia Yuknavitch, Camille Rankine, and Melissa Febos

February 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW
Washington , DC 20009 United States
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AWP: VIDA Voices & Views: Exclusive Interview with Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limon & Alicia Ostriker

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
AWP Bookfair Stage, Exhibit Halls D & E, Washington Convention Center, Level Two, Washington, DC United States + Google Map

AWP Event: VIDA Voices & Views: Exclusive Interview with Joan Naviyuk Kane, Ada Limon & Alicia Ostriker, Moderated by Sheila McMullin and Hosted by Melissa Studdard

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
AWP Bookfair Stage, Exhibit Halls D & E, Washington Convention Center, Level Two, Washington, DC United States + Google Map

AWP: Not Invisible: Editors of Literary Journals Speak Out on Disability and Building Inclusive Writing Communities

February 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Room 204C, Washington Convention Center, Level Two, Washington, DC United States + Google Map

AWP Event: Women’s Caucus Panel with Hafizah Geter, Ashaki Jackson, Amy King, Lynn Melnick, & Melissa Studdard

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Room 206, Washington Convention Center, Level Two, Washington, DC United States + Google Map

VIDA Presents: Dance Apocalyptic

February 11 @ 9:00 pm - February 12 @ 1:00 am
Black Cat DC, 1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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May 2017

Sexist Bingo! With VIDA and Tin House

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street NY United States + Google Map
June 2017

MIXER TURNS 10: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Our Wicked Lady, 153 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237 United States
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Riverhead Books, the Rumpus, VIDA, and Shoe Market present: MIXER TURNS 10 A benefit for Planned Parenthood Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m., $10 with readings by Rebecca Carroll Donika Kelly Jeff McDaniel Laurie Stone Tiphanie Yanique Music by Joan as Policewoman with your hosts, Michelle Campagna, Melissa Febos, and Rebecca Keith PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR NEW LOCATION: Our Wicked Lady 153 Morgan Avenue (corner of Morgan and Meserole) Bushwick, Brooklyn L to Morgan or treat yourself to cab! https://www.facebook.com/Mixerreadings…

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