Friday, September 13, 2013

Invitation to the Splendid Wake Kickoff Event

The Word Works and Karren Alenier have been helping develop the Splendid Wake project, a massive attempt to document poetry in the Greater Washington, DC area from 1900 forward. A brain child of Myra Sklarew and Elisavietta Ritchie, the project began to honor deceased poets associated with the Nation's Capital.

On Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30 to 8 pm at The George Washington University Gelman Library's Special Collection Conference Room on the seventh floor, a group of area poets will discuss the history of poets and poetry in Washington, DC. Some of the participating poets include: Luis Alberto Ambroggio, Sarah Browning, Grace Cavalieri, Teri Cross Davis, Ethelbert Miller, and Kim Roberts.

You are invited to attend this historic event and get involved in helping document poetry in and around DC. We have established a WIKI to collect data at:

Currently Word Works intern Monica Root is working on short bios of dead poets. Maybe you have something to contribute?

For more information about the kickoff event, contact Special Collections Librarian Jennifer King at jenking @

For more information about the project contact: Myra Sklarew at msklarew @

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