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Saturday, May 6 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Story Retold: Women Retelling History FILLING

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There was a time when women could not see their work in print. Today, women poets are actively addressing the patriarchal history, retelling the stories, approaching the myths we have lived with for generations, and publishing vital work in increasing numbers. This conversation, facilitated by poets Antoinette Brim, Georgia A. Popoff and Demetrice A. Worley, will circle on the theme of women owning both voice and history in ways that empower and inform. Vehicles include persona poetry, family stories, and Gwendolyn Brooks' "verse journalism" as examples. In spite of many challenges, women continue to write and compel critical thought through language. The facilitators will offer exemplary poems from noted contemporary women to start the discussion, then will open to participants to discuss their own work as well as the work of women who inspire them to address issues of race, class, gender, and the accepted norms within the poetic canon.

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Georgia Popoff

Workshops Coordinator, Downtown Writers Center
I am a community poet living and teaching in Syracuse, NY. Three collections of poetry and one coauthored book for teachers on poetry in public education. Senior editor of the Comstock Review.

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Antoinette Brim

Associate Professor of English, Capital Community College
Antoinette Brim, author of These Women You Gave Me, Icarus in Love and Psalm of the Sunflower, is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poetry, memoir and critical... Read More →
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Demetrice Anntía Worley

Demetrice Anntía Worley is author of Tongues in My Mouth (Main Street Rag), and she is a Cave Canem Fellow. She received Third Place in the Split This Rock Poetry 2009 Contest for her crown of sonnets, “Femicide/Femicidio: The Murdered and Disappeared Women of Juárez, Mexico.” Her... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
PEM Create Space 2 Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970