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Taylor Byas Public Reading & Workshop: 10/11 & 10/12

Jun 20, 2024

WWFaC is thrilled to announce we will be hosting award winning poet Dr. Taylor Byas 10/11 & 10/12!

Dr. Taylor Byas is a Black Chicago native with editorial roles at The Rumpus, Variant Literature, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Jackleg Press. She is the 1st place winner of the 2020 Poetry Super Highway Contest, the 2020 Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets Contest, and the 2021 Adrienne Rich Poetry Prize. Her most recent book I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times won the 2023 Maya Angelou Book Award and the 2023 Chicago Review of Books Award in Poetry.

Friday, 10/11: FREE Public Reading 

Join us as we host a FREE public reading where Taylor will read from her book, I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times. An audience Q&A and book signing will end the evening.

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Saturday, 10/12: Workshop: The Camerawork of Revision

Taylor will be hosting a writing workshop at WWFaC: The Camerawork of Revision. This workshop will ask the question— “What does your poetry’s “camerawork” look like?” How can using angles of poetry push us out of our comfort zones and lead to surprise in our writing.

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