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Kelsey Bigelow Poetry in a Poet Life Gear crewneck


Keep tabs on when, where, and how you can see me in action! Mark your calendars for any events you may be interested in. 

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  • Oct 03, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Smokey Row Coffee - Des Moines, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA
    Every first Tuesday of the month, I host a writing night through DMPW at Smokey Row! Full details here:
  • Oct 06, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Harkin Institute Theater at Drake, 2800 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA
    I'm honored to join the lineup for the Harken to Verse reading at the Drake OLLI Harkin Institute! Learn more:
  • Oct 10, 7:00 PM – Oct 11, 8:30 PM
    I will join the other Lyrical Iowa Pushcart Prize nominees in reading our nominated poems in the October Iowa Poetry Association Live event! Details here:
  • Oct 20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    PeaceTree - Des Moines, 317 E Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA
    You're invited to celebrate my 30th birthday with me and my friends! We will have an evening of poetry and delicious local brews and N/A drinks of your choice! More details to come, but I'm excited to celebrate with you all.
  • Oct 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Smokey Row Coffee - Des Moines, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA
    Every third Saturday, I host a poetry critique group through DMPW at Smokey Row. Come join us! Full details here:
  • Oct 30, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Coffee Emporium (formerly High Ground), 301 E Market St, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA
    I'm excited to head to Iowa City to feature at the October poetry slam!
  • Nov 11, 10:00 AM – Nov 12, 4:00 PM
    Perry, Iowa, Perry, IA 50220, USA
    I'm excited to lead two erasure/blackout poetry workshops and emcee the Poetry on the Prairie Poetry Slam this year! Details:
  • Nov 17, 7:00 PM – Nov 18, 8:30 PM
    Beaverdale Books, 2629 Beaver Ave # S1, Des Moines, IA 50310, USA
    Join us for our fall open mic night at Beaverdale Books! Details:
  • May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Register here:



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