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Whiskey & Words * AWP 2019 * Live Poetry Reading

Whiskey & Words * AWP 2019

  • 3/27 5:15pm: Live poetry reading with cash bar - Open to public

  • 3/27 3:00pm: Complimentary distillery tour for AWP guests- RSVP required

Kick off the 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair, the largest literary conference in North America, with a live poetry reading at Freeland Spirits. * 3.27.19 * 5:15 pm * Open to the public * Cash Bar

FREE Distillery Tour and Tasting of Freeland Spirits available for AWP attendees at 3pm. Space limited. RSVP:


Nicole Callihan


Iris Jamahl Dunkle


Sanjana Nair


Zoe Ryder White

Whiskey & Words * AWP 2019

*Nicole Callihan’s poetry books include SuperLoop  (2014) and Translucence (co-written with Samar Abdel Jaber, 2018), and the chapbooks:A Study in Spring (co-written with Zoe Ryder White, 2015), The Deeply Flawed Human (2016), Downtown (2017), and Aging (2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Sixth Finch, Painted Bride Quarterly, The American Poetry Review, and as a Poem-a-Day selection from the Academy of American Poets. Her novella, The Couples, will be published by Mason Jar Press in summer 2019.*

*Iris Jamahl Dunkle was the 2017-2018 Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, CA. Her poetry collections include Interrupted Geographies (Trio House Press, 2017) Gold Passage (Trio House Press, 2013) and There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air (Word Tech, 2015). Her work has been published in Tin House, San Francisco Examiner, Fence, Calyx, Catamaran, Poet's Market, Women's Studies and Chicago Quarterly Review. Her biography on Charmian London, Jack London's wife will be published by University of Oklahoma Press in 2020. Dunkle teaches at Napa Valley College and is the Poetry Director of the Napa Valley Writers' Conference.*

*Sanjana Nair is a full-time professor at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Her work has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Fence Magazine, JuxtaProse Literary Magazine, The Equalizer, Swimm, What Rough Beast for Indolent Books and No, Dear Magazine. Invested in collaborative art, her work has been performed in multiple Emotive Fruition shows New York City and her piece The Lady Apple, a collaboration between poet and composer, was performed at Tribeca’s Flea Theater and was featured on National Public Radio’s Soundcheck. *

*Zoë Ryder White’s poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, Threepenny Review, Forklift Ohio, and Subtropics, among others.  She coauthored a chapbook, A Study in Spring, with the poet Nicole Callihan. She is the author of a book for teachers about using poetry to teach reading, Playing with Poems: Word Study Lessons for Shared Reading, and she is a co-author of One to One:The Art of Conferring with Young Writers.  She lives in Brooklyn with her family.*

Later Event: March 29