Friday 3/10: The Poetry Foundation Hosts the National Youth Poet Laureate Convocation featuring Jacqueline Woodson, who was named Young People’s Poet Laureate in 2015. The finalists, Hajjar Baban, Nkosi Nkululeko, Andrew White, Amanda Gorman, and Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, will read from their work....more
This week, a short story collection written by an author in North Korea and smuggled across its borders is reaching readers in North America. The Accusation is the first known story collection written by an author still living inside the totalitarian state to have escaped its iron curtain, and it is now being published across the globe....more
Thursday 3/9: Portland State University’s Chicano/Latino Studies Department hosts Frida-Fest in celebration of Frida Kahlo. Activities will including showing a documentary on Frida’s life, a poetry slam open mic, a photo booth, and fun political postcards. Casa Latina Student Center, 4 p.m., free....more
More technical issues keeping us here at DWMC from doing our best, but while we sort it out might we recommend that you start your day with Jelani Cobb’s New Yorker piece on the misuse of American history? You’ll be glad you did (we will back as soon as we possibly can)....more
Wednesday 3/8: The Museum of the African Diaspora, as part of their current exhibition Where Is Here (curated by Jacquelyn Francis and Kathy Zarur), celebrate International Women’s Day with a discussion featuring mixed media and installation artist Asya Abdrahman and writers Faith Adiele and Tonya M....more
Happy International Women’s Day! Why not read some essays if you have extra time today, starting with Dayna Tortorici laying out the reasons for striking today at n + 1.
Timothy Denevi ventured to CPAC and got a front row seat to the banality of evil for Lit Hub....more
Loganberry Books in Cleveland, Ohio is drawing attention to female authors by turning books by men around on the shelves, leaving the books pages out to hide the spine.
A Pittsburgh bookstore is providing a home to books by writers in exile, drawing attention to the authors’ works....more
Lambda Literary Festival kicks off a week-long series of events celebrating contemporary, diverse voices in SoCal! All of them are free and open to the public. We’ve included some highlights here, but for the full list go to their website.
Monday 3/6: Erika Lewis discusses and signs Game of Shadows....more
This week, the bimonthly magazine of international literature World Literature Today released its March 2017 issue, with the timely theme “Dystopian Visions.” The issue features thirteen writers’ dark speculations on the future, crossing the globe from Cuba to Japan. In this time in the United States when dystopian fiction isn’t seeming quite so fictional anymore, the international voices contained in this issue are illuminating and chilling, highlighting themes of autocracy, bureaucracy, government rhetoric, and class stratification, to name a few....more
Thursday 3/2: Join Alex Chiu, Sophie Franz, Josh Simmons, Lark Pien, Jacon Sturgill, Erin Nations, and others for the launch of the seventh issue of Vision Quest, Portland’s free comic newspaper. Floating World Comics, 6 p.m., free.
Robin Coste Lewis reads from her latest book, Voyage of the Sable Venus....more
Wednesday 3/1: Journalist L.A. Kauffman, (The Nation, Mother Jones, The Baffler, etc.) reads from Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights.
Poet Kendra Tanacea launches her debut collection, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, from Lost Horse Press....more
Today in the dystopia: IoT teddy bear leaks about two million parents’ and kids’ voice messages.
Very important: Argentina has nice bus tickets....more
Computer I love you, but you’re bringing me down (we’re experiencing technical issues at DWMC and will be back as soon as we can sort things out)....more
Saturday 2/25: Christian Hawkey and Himanshu Suri join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Emily Brandt and Ali Power join the SOLO reading series. Wendy’s Subway, 7 p.m., free.
Sunday 2/26: Nicole Steinberg celebrates the release of Glass Actress with Niina Pollari, Sarah Jean Grimm, and Esther Lin....more
is experiencing technical difficulties, we’ll return as soon as we can get everything sorted out. Stay angry....more