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CUNY Chapbook Festival, Part 3: Presentations and Readings


Starting a Chapbook Press: A presentation by Peter Vanderberg of Ghostbird Press.

After attending an early N.Y. Chapbook Festival, poet, teacher and CUNY alum Peter Vanderberg founded Ghostbird Press and began publishing three titles a year. Two years ago, he added the Birdhouse Chapbook Award for emerging writers.

A Reading: Featuring Birdhouse Chapbook 2020 awardees, Ashley Somwaru and Julia Tolo 

Keynote: A reading by Alicia Ostriker a reading and a presentation of her hybrid-chapbook.

Poet, critic, and activist Alicia Ostriker is the author of over a dozen collections and is a much loved N.Y. State Poet Laureate. Her chapbook “Ideas of Order & Disorder,” a collection of poetry and photographs, was published expressly for the Festival: “Here, Ostriker disorders accepted ideas and offers a truth that is uncomfortable, challenging, and necessary in this moment. Her words at times expose wounds and injustice, but also offer the healing power of art and love.”

Learn more about the presenters.

More information about the CUNY Chapbook Festival can be found at: http://chapfest.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/

Thursday, April 15, 2021
4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Event Organizer

Simone L. Yearwood