Monday, December 28, 2009

MLA On-Site Off-Site Poetry Reading MLA and MLA Off-Site Poetry Reading Reading MLA MLA

Tuesday, December 29, 5:15 pm
"Coming in from the Cold: Celebrating Twenty Years of the MLA Off-Site Poetry Reading"
Philadelphia Marriott
Liberty Ballroom Salon A
open to the public!

Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Penn State Univ., University Park

Speakers: Charles Bernstein, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Tisa Bryant, California Inst. of the Arts; Patrick F. Durgin, School of the Art Inst. of Chicago; Peter Gizzi, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst; Laura Moriarty, Small Press Distribution; Bob Perelman, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Rod Smith, Bridge Street Books; Rodrigo Toscano, Labor Inst.; Tyrone Williams, Xavier Univ., OH; Elizabeth Willis, Wesleyan Univ.; Timothy Pan Yu, Univ. of Toronto

Since the 1989 MLA convention, organizers in host cities have brought together ever larger groups of experimental and innovative poets for an evening marathon of poetry performance. These readings bring local poets into contact with poets from other cities and promote exchange among poets, scholars, and poet-scholars. This event will offer short readings by poets, including several who read at the first event twenty years ago and several newer poets.

Tuesday, December 29, 7pmThe Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Click here for directions

Please join us to hear a bevy of local and visiting poets for 2009's MLA Off-Site Poetry Reading. Performances start at 7pm and will go until approximately 10pm.

The reading is free, ADA accessible, and open to the public.

(To reach the Rotunda from the Marriott Hotel, take the Market-Frankford subway line to 40th and Market or the #21 SEPTA bus to 40th and Walnut.)

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