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March 2019

Camille Dungy at AWP: “Consequences of Silence,” featuring Simon Armitage, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Samiya Bashir & Alison Granucci

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Oregon Ballroom 201-202, Oregon Convention Center, Level 2, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232
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As poets, we love language—and fight with it. Language (in the mouth, on the page) is one way humans can experience and express the world: not only words on a page, but a bodily feeling as one speaks and hears poetry. These are ways language creates meaning, and helps us define ourselves and belong. The illusion of belonging is when language fails us: draws us in, but holds us at a distance. True belonging is when language connects us across…

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Coast to Coast: 60 Years of Poetry Northwest

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Nightwood, 2218 Northeast Broadway Street + Google Map

"An anniversary celebration of poetry and prose with friends from BOA Editions and the University of British Columbia’s MFA in Creative Writing!"

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Camille Dungy at AWP: “Taking It All Off,” featuring Kathryn Miles, Suzanne Roberts, Tracy Ross & Erika Meitner

March 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
D139-140, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232
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Telling the truth is perilous for women writers in a pussy-grabbing, #metoo movement era. Whether you're reporting in the Middle East, retelling personal trauma, or sexing up a hot bedroom scene, it's easy to feel exposed. We've got you covered with this multi-genre roundtable. With topics ranging from global travel and dicey field research to balancing risqué self-revelation and academic appointments, we'll talk about what's at stake for women writers who embrace risk in the name of narrative. *Must be…

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April 2019

“Environmental Writing for Our Time”: Camille Dungy at Centre College

April 4 @ 8:00 pm
Centre College, Vahlkamp Theater, 600 W Walnut St
Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Camille Dungy will be only the second poet (and creative writer) to offer the English Program's Bastian lecture, which will be on the topic of redefining nature poetry. Professor Dungy publishes poetry and non-fiction that emerges out of the intersection of ecology, culture, and race. She is editor of the groundbreaking anthology, Black Nature: Four Centuries of African-American Nature Poetry, and is also the author of five books of poems, most recently Trophic Cascade. Her first work of creative non-fiction,…

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Are you near Nashville? Take a class with Camille!

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porch HQ, 2811 Dogwood Place
Nashville, TN 37204 United States
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“In this 2-hour session, we’ll explore various strategies for how to get started, how to keep going, and how to improve what you’ve already written! This is a mixed genre class, welcoming poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. No need to come with anything prepared, just bring an open mind and your favorite writing instruments…” Register here!

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June 2019

Reading at the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference

June 22 @ 7:30 pm
Gathering Room of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University
Free

"The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference is proud to present the MNWC Evening Reading Series. These readings by the faculty of the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference are free and open to the public. Readings will take place at 7:30 PM in the Gathering Room of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University. A reception and book signing will follow each reading. Books will be for sale at the readings."

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July 2019

Camille’s Reading with R.O. Kwon, Michelle Tea, & Justin Torres

July 11 @ 8:00 pm
Cerf Amphitheater, Reed College Portland, Oregon
Free

A signing will follow the reading.

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Spilling the Tea: A Conversation between D. A. Powell and Camille T. Dungy

July 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm
Cerf Amphitheater, Reed College Portland, Oregon
$10

"How do ideas become poems and how do poets come up with ideas? Poets Camille Dungy and D. A. Powell talk about the role of conversation, influence, history, form, resistance, improvisation and stubborn independence in their own work and work they admire. Also, how to support and encourage poetry as a living art, an impactful and meaningful interaction between words, space, and humanity. What to listen to and what to shut out. How to address the chronic cruelties of the…

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Camille is reading at Goddard College!

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goddard College, Fort Worden, Building 204 Port Townsend, WA

"Critically acclaimed poet and essayist Camille Dungy will be speaking at Goddard College's MFA in Creative Writing Program on Monday, July 15. She will read from her work, which includes her recentcollection of personal essays, Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History, and answer questions. This public event will take place at 7pm in the Reading Room on the second floor of Building 204, 200 Battery Way, in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA 98368. A…

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Breath of Fresh Air Generative Writing Workshop

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rocky Mountain Land Library at Buffalo Peaks Ranch
$50

"In this mixed-genre workshop, we'll explore new ways to see our own work and how it moves in the world. Following a series of prompts and possibilities, you'll have a chance to head out into new adventures on the page."

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