Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Reading your/our poetry at the Popular Culture Conference in Arizona on February 19-22, 2014

Even as we read and write, and even as Fat Poets Speak: Living and Loving Fatly wafts into its next phase - being published early in 2014- fat poets are rising up and writing and reading their own poetry.

So, Fat Poets Speak writers - is it time? Will you rise up and read your poems at the following venue? The announcement is from Deah Schwartz, a New Voice featured in Fat Poets Speak: Living and Loving Fatly.

Hi Frannie!  So there is this upcoming Popular Culture Conference and they are looking for proposals for the Fat Studies track and one of the areas is having a panel of three fat poets reading their poems.  I would love to do this!!!  I would take care of all the paper work and send in the proposal if you are interested?  What say you?  The deadline to submit is Nov 1, but I have to work on it early because I have three other deadlines on Nov. 1. The event is in Arizona and it is taking place on February 19-22, 2014.

Would love to hear about our amazing poets reading at this event. Please contact myself or Deah if you would like to do so.

What will you achieve? More exposure for your work. More exposure for people who are not familiar with "Fat" poetry to the concepts of fat people embodying themselves proudly in poetry and being easy with themselves and their bodies in general.

A big step forward also for Fat Studies at the Popular Culture Conference.

So much can be accomplished for those who read at this conference, on many levels.

I ask you to consider going and reading.  I think it will be an incredibly empowering experience.

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