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5 free virtual events you can enjoy from your couch this February.

Katie Yee

February 8, 2023, 11:25am

Because there’s nothing I love more than finding community from the comfort of my couch (especially when the temperature is in the single digits).


Celebrating Salman Rushdie’s Victory City
February 9 (tomorrow!) @ 6:30pm EST

Join Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman for a conversation about Salman Rushdie’s new novel and the power of storytelling. This event is free with registration.

Meet the Teaching Artists from the Poetry Foundation’s Forms & Features
February 16 @ 8pm EST

Forms & Features is a series of free (!) online creative writing workshops. Join the Poetry Foundation for a celebratory virtual reading featuring 2022’s teaching artists. Register here.

A Conversation with Karisma Price and Terrance Hayes
February 16 @ 7pm EST

Hosted by Books Are Magic, this event celebrates the launch of Karisma Price’s debut collection, I’m Always So Serious. She’ll be joined in conversation by Terrance Hayes. Livestream it here.

Alex Katz: Collaborations with Poets
February 18 @ 3pm EST

The painter Alex Katz is known for his extensive collaborations with poets. Now, an exhibit is opening to showcase this intersection; it’ll feature special editions of books, portraits of poets, print portfolios, and more. Opening night kicks off with a conversation between Alex Katz and his son, the poet Vincent Katz. Register to receive the livestream link.

Mouth to Mouth Showcase (with Open Mic)
February 28 @ 7pm EST

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s beloved reading series for queer and trans B&I&POC folx and rising migrant artists is back again! Hosted and curated by Kay Ulanday Barrett, this month, we’ll hear from writers Aurielle Marie and Noah Arhm Choi. But wait there’s more. You can also throw your name in the hat for a chance to read your own work for the open mic portion.

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