SLOW SPARKS, an interactive collaboration hosted by Red Rover Series, will involve any writers who wish to participate. Our goals are to foster innovative forms, aesthetic solidarities, and a multifarious performance with this year’s New Orleans Poetry Festival virtual community so all have the opportunity to improvise in live space and time together. During this event, every audience member is a potential performer. Writers are invited to bring sparks of poems into the space with their spoken words. These slow sparks are activated by performers and keep going until the time is up. Feature writers include: Stefania Gomez, Marcy Rae Henry, Doug Kearney, blake nemec, Dao Nguyen, plus the registered participants below! Red Rover Series has hosted similar large-scale readings for AWP, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the MLA conference, the &NOW Festival, and past New Orleans Poetry Festivals.
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