A Week in Brazil

My events during my week in Brazil

March 18, Wednesday
9:30 am – Workshop on Creative Writing at the Federal University of Rio
Grande do Sul (UFRGS) Department of Languages and Literature
2:30 pm – Lecture on Elizabeth Bishop at the Brazil – U.S. Binational Center

March 19, Thursday
10:07 am – Leave Porto Alegre for Florianopolis
11:08 am – Arrive Florianopolis

2:30 pm – Presentation on “U.S. Culture/Poetry” at the American Shelf Maya
Angelou (this center is located in a private school and audience would be
composed of secondary students)

March 20, Friday
9:30 am – Workshop on Creative Writing at the Federal University of Santa
Catarina (UFSC) Graduate Program in English Language and Correspondent
Literature (PPGI)
2:30 pm – Lecture on Elizabeth Bishop at UFSC/PPGI

From readings and workshops to teaching and editing, to gigs with
7/10 Split there's a lot going on!  Look here for updates on book releases
and other publications; a schedule of readings, workshop and conference
appearances; shows and musical releases, and information regarding the
publications of family, friends and former students.

Furthermore, links to various literary organizations, including the Association of
Writers and Writer Programs (AWP), small presses, and literary journals can be
found here as well. If you see anything missing, let me know.

The Frostburg Center for Creative Writing has been doing a lot of great things for
the literary arts in the Frostburg region, including sponsoring readings, hosting
youth workshops, and promoting the literary arts through Literature Comes Alive
readings in the community and the publication of Nightsun.

Frostburg Center for Creative Writing
Readings &
Date:  Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Time:  7:00pm
Location:  Cherry Hall 125, Western Kentucky
University, Bowling Green KY

Saturday, February 28th, 2015
1:00 pm
Lincoln Park Performing Arts School, Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, March 3,
7:00 pm
St. Joseph College, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday. April 22
Mixer Reading Series 8:00 pm
Cakeshop, 152 Ludlow St, NY, NY

Friday, April 24
Caldwell Public Library
268 Bloomfield, Ave, Caldwell, NJ
Gerry LaFemina believes poetry is the highest art form; believes everyone
should rock out with a guitar at least once--even if they can't play; believes
teaching is a calling; believes the New York City subways are beautiful (even if
they smell badly); believes in love, bigfoot and other mythic creatures; believes
in the power of a good meal, a good night's sleep, good wine, etc; believes
laughter is a type of prayer....

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, LaFemina holds an MFA in Poetry from
Western Michigan University as well as an MA in Literature with an emphasis on
Twentieth-century Literature from WMU. He has taught at Nazareth College,
Kirtland Community College, West Virginia University, Wheeling Jesuit University
and Sarah Lawrence College. He directs the Frostburg Center for Creative
Writing at Frostburg State University, where he is an Associate Professor of
About Me
Gerry LaFemina is available for readings, writers' conferences, high school
talks, community outreach, and a variety of other projects, including private
instruction and manuscript editing.  He is also a participant in the AWP Benefit
Reading program. For information,
contact LaFemina.