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Jersey City Writers (JCW) presents FUTUROLOGY Jersey City’s 3rd Annual Poetry Festival

October 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on October 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on October 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

One event on October 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Jersey City Writers 3rd Annual Poetry Festival Ppicture of a hand holding a glass ball

Join JCW at any of the online events where it will peer into the future from a poet’s perspective.

This year’s event will be a curated multimedia experience that unleashes the power of the poem to envision our shared future. This journey will include a soundscape, a dance poem, a traditional Ekphrasis, and a Renga by 16 JCW Plums poets and guest poets from the US and Canada.

The following is Poetry Festival’s schedule of events:

Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 pm.
JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: The Forecast Calls for…Rhymes!
Recite your best rhyming poem about the future at this virtual poetry competition. For more info and/or to submit a piece:

Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 am.
JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: The Future Is Now: Centering the Present with RADI the Poet
This workshop will teach artists how to capture their audience with delivery via webcam. RADI is an artist, writer, and award-winning poet specializing in spoken word.

Saturday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 pm.
JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: The Future Remembers the Past
Jersey City Writers is proud to partner once again with the HCCC’s Dineen-Hull Gallery, to honor the life and memory of Anne Frank with a special presentation from poets from JCW’s Plums Poetry Workshop.

Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5:00 pm.
JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: Self as Source: Bodying the Poem with Shalewa Mackall
In this generative workshop, dancing is optional, and writing by hand is strongly encouraged. Shalewa Mackall is an artist and educator dedicated to liberatory creative practice.

Sunday, October 18 at 5:30 pm
JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: Reading the Future with Plums
10/18/2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Please join JCW Plums for a poetry reading from JCW Poetry Plums and Special Guests.
Guest Speaker/Performer: Cortney Lamar Charleston & Evie Shockley
Hosted and Moderated by: Leslie McIntosh

Jersey City Writers is a community where writers interact to develop and explore their craft. JCW’s programming – now 100% online – includes dozens of monthly events such as workshops, writing marathons, and live readings.

To learn more about the schedule, check out JCW’s Facebook and Meetup pages.

For more information, drop us a line at info@jerseycitywriters.org.

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October 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm