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Instagram Live discussion w/ Lou Glazzard
Tune in to Instagram Live with Kelsey Bigelow and Lou Glazzard for a discussion about how to make money as a poet and the differences and similarities of professional poetry between the US and the UK.
Kelsey Bigelow will talk with Mike Payne on the Ethically Immoral Podcast. This will be a long-form conversation about her creative history, personal journey, "Sprig of Lilac" and "Depression Holders and Secret Keepers."
IC Speaks generative workshop
Kelsey Bigelow will virtually join the IC Speaks students and lead a generative writing workshop focused on how writer's block can be part of the writing process and tricks for leaning into it.
American Enterprise poetry lunch
Kelsey Bigelow will join another poet and the employees of American Enterprise for a lunch hour of poetry and conversation to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Iowa City Poetry Alfresco
Kelsey will join 30 other poets at an outdoor progressive poetry reading at a variety of porches, lawns, and parks around Iowa City. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. in the College Hill Neighborhood.
Spirit Lake Review Launch Party
Kelsey will virtually read a piece that is featured in the spring 2022 issue of Spirit Lake Review at the UW-Platteville Baraboo/Sauk Country campus.
Planned Parenthood's annual "Shine"
Kelsey will feature in a video custom-created for the annual Shine event hosted by Planned Parenthood North Central States in Des Moines, Iowa. Register to attend!
Capital City Pride Storytellers Coach
Kelsey gets to help coach the storytellers in Capital City Pride's Storytellers event!
Iowa Leaders Uplifting Voices State Slam Judge
This state slam uplifts young poets around the state of Iowa to compete in a spoken word poetry slam and build the poetry community around the state. Catch the slam at Temple Theater in downtown Des Moines!
Forest Ave Library Workshop
Kelsey will conduct her "Uncovering your poem" workshop at the Franklin Ave Library in Des Moines. This workshop focuses on finding the poem within you and letting the ideas take up space.
Manuscript Workshop, DSM Poetry Workshop
Kelsey will host an exclusive manuscript workshop for some current members of the Des Moines Poetry Workshop. We'll explore methods for putting together a cohesive body of work.
IPA Poetry Slam - Qualifier 1
Kelsey will emcee the first qualifying slam round in Perry, IA, for the Iowa Poetry Association's first annual state-wide poetry slam. This slam series will determine an Iowa representative for the NFSPS national poetry slam!
Poetry On The Prairie
Kelsey will attend the festivities at Poetry On The Prairie in Perry, IA, on November 13. Excited to meet tons of new poets there!