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  • Events will be announced soon. Email Candace at writecandace at gmail dot com to book them for readings, panels, and other events. 



  • Thursday, 10/28 - 6 - 8 pm: Conjuring the Sacred: Poets of the Diaspora with the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division. Join us for a free virtual celebration of Black poets, living and writing in the diaspora. This magical lineup includes: Gbenga Adesina, Kemi Alabi, Romeo Oriogun and Candace Williams. These four contemporary scholars, storytellers and archivists, whose work expands the cannon, will perform poems and offer their favourite poetry prompts to the audience. The program will be moderated by Omotara James and is brought to you by City Artists Corps Grant & NYFA.

  • Friday, 1/1 - 5 - 6 pm: 47th Annual Poetry Project Marathon


  • Thursday, 11/12 - 8 pm: Chapbook Book Club with Host Publications - Spells for Black Wizards

  • Monday, 7/13 - 7 pm: Brooklyn Poets Yawp - workshop and reading (Zoom).

  • Wednesday, 7/8 - 8/18: Memento Mori poetry workshop via Brooklyn Poets. Fellowships and discounts are available. Asynchronous via WetInk.

  • Sunday, 3/22 - 4/26: Poet Against Empire erasure workshop via Brooklyn Poets. Fellowships and discounts are available. Asynchronous via WetInk.

  • Sunday, 1/12, 3:30 - 5 pm: Soul Sister Compilation Tour Kickoff at the Bowery Poetry Club. Join Jamii Publishing and Soul Sister Revue as they kick-off the New Year with Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation. Readers include Cortney Lamar Charleston, Denice Frohman, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Yasmin Belkhyr, Candace Williams, and Rico Frederick. Tickets are $6 online and $10 at the door.


  • Poetry Reading by award-winning NYC-based Candace Williams w/ UConn-Stamford Writing Students. As part of the programming for the Franklin Street Works exhibition Otherwise Obscured: Erasure in Body and Text, Candace will teach two generative erasure workshops to the public and students of Dr. Gregory Pierrot. In the evening, Candace gave a reading and participated in a conversation with exhibition curator Danilo Machado. This free, public reading is at Franklin Street Works. The workshops will take place at UConn-Stamford. The reading and workshops are co-sponsored by Franklin Street Works and UConn-Stamford's English Department and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies program. ​Thursday, 11/14.

  • Refusing Racial Capitalism: Poetic Erasure and Redaction at the Mellon Research Initiative in Racial Capitalism at UC Davis. Poet-educators Jordan Abel, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Erin Gray, Margaret Ronda and Candace Williams participate in a roundtable panel, dinner, and creative workshop.​ Wednesday, 10/2, 4-8 pm.

  • Brooklyn Poets Workshop Showcase at 61 Local. Julie Hart, Emily Hunt, and Candace Williams read with their students. Monday, 8/19 at 7 pm.

  • The FARM Reading Series at Starr Bar with Nadia Owusu, Christopher Boucher, and Candace Williams. ​Monday, 8/12 at 7 pm.

  • The Poet at Work poetry workshop via Brooklyn Poets. Fellowships and discounts are available. Thursdays, 7/18 - 8/15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm.

  • Generative Erasure: A Reading by Candace Williams - (Re)Patterning Performance at the Center for Performance Research. (Re)Patterning Performance will bring together artists, curators, and scholars to explore how language can be retooled by the performing body to create new ways of thinking about who can speak, and how. In a series of talks and performances, we will think through methods by which the body can be “re-patterned” to open out into a network of exchange among cultural communities, modes of self, and the ecological environment. Participants include Hõng-Ân Truong, Lakshmi Padmanabhan, and Greta Hartenstein. Sunday, 7/9, 2 pm.

  • Office Hours Poetry Workshop at the Bureau of General Services, Queer Division. An erasure craft class taught by Candace Williams followed by a reading with Candace Williams, Omotara James, and Safia Jama. Saturday, 5/18.

  • Sunday, 4/6-5/5​, Sundays, 3 - 6 pm: Poet Against Empire workshop via Brooklyn Poets. Fellowships and discounts are available. Details here. ​​Sundays, 4/6-5/5​, 3 - 6 pm

  • Sarah Lawrence College, Slonim Living Room. Content: Poetry, Form And Power—An Evening with Joseph Legaspi, Claire Schwartz, and Candace Williams presented by Sarah Lawrence College and Jack Jones Literary Arts. Wednesday, 4/24, 6-7:30 pm.

  • AWP 2019 in Portland, OR (Wednesday, 3/27 - Saturday, 3/30/19)

    • Panels:​

    • Offsite readings: 

      • ​Thursday, 3/28, 6:30 pm: I Scream Social (AWP edition at Ruby Jewel). Camonghne Felix, Grace Shuyi Liew, Lily Someson, Candace Williams, and Maryan Captan read. An ice cream reception follows.

      • Friday, 3/29, 9 pm: NARCISSUS & SOME OTHER DEMIGODS // a off-site + on-line reading @ CHINGADA GALLERY. FT. Candace Williams, Kamden Hilliard, Wo Chan, Sara Bess, KiKi Nicole & Cyree Jarelle Johnson. Organized by jayy dodd. 

  • Women of Color Writers' Workshop reading at Greenlight Bookstore. Thursday, 3/14: 

  • Brooklyn Poets Yawp at 61 Local. Candace Williams will lead a workshop on erasure poetry. After looking at a couple of examples, participants will discuss the process for selecting source texts and surfacing poetry in those texts via erasure, then practice their own erasure. This will be drawn from her five-week workshop "Poet Against Empire: An Erasure Workshop" beginning April 7 (read more: ​Monday, 3/11, 7 pm:

  • Poet Against Empire workshop reading at the Poetry Project. Students from my erasure workshop read their new work. Friday, 1/18, 8 pm.





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