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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.


WOWPS Virtual Poetry Slam Volunteer

Kelsey will be volunteering for the first virtual Womxn of the World Poetry Slam taking place April 2-3! Don't miss it; watch on YouTube!


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.


Slam-O-Vision Global Poetry Slam 

Kelsey will compete with fellow Iowa poets in the Cities of Literature Global Poetry slam in Iowa City! Get all the details here.


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!


Mic Check Poetry Festival

Kelsey is excited to attend the Mic Check Poetry Festival in Iowa City on November 12! Find the details to attend as well!


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!


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