March 2000

  • Mar 20: Celebrating Black Women in Poetry - poetry reading

September 1994

  • Sep 28: Furious Flower: A Revolution in African American Poetry

July 2017

  • Jul 31: Alive With Words - poetry camp

June 2017

  • Jun 23: Yusef Komunyakaa - reading and book signing
  • Jun 19: Yusef Komunyakaa photographic exhibit
  • Jun 18: Facing It: The Poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa - legacy seminar

April 2017

  • Apr 17: Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize winners - reading
  • Apr 11: Kris Sealey - lecture
  • Apr 3: Gwendolyn Brooks bench dedication and community read-in
  • Apr 1: Gwendolyn Brooks photographic exhibit

March 2017

  • Mar 23: Gregory Pardlo - poetry reading

February 2017

  • Feb 16: Submission deadline - Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize
  • Feb 10: Furious Flower at AWP - reading

January 2017

  • Jan 17: Samantha Thornhill - poetry reading

November 2016

  • Nov 10: Lauren K. Alleyne - poetry reading

October 2016

  • Oct 13: Danez Smith - poetry reading

September 2016

  • Sep 29: Throw Your Head Back and Sing - tribute to Maya Angelou
  • Sep 22: Maya Angelou: Literature That Travels - panel discussion

August 2016

  • Aug 1: Wor(l)d Explorers! - Children's Poetry Camp

April 2016

  • Apr 14: Poet Tree Reading - student and community reading
  • Apr 1: JMU's Longest Poem - National Poetry Month project

March 2016

  • Mar 3: Featured Writers Showcase - Mirrors & Windows poetry reading
  • Mar 3: Mirrors and Windows - writing conference

February 2016

  • Feb 11: Furious Flower III - film screening and panel discussion

November 2015

  • Nov 12: Writing With Impact - workshop
  • Nov 5: Yona Harvey - poetry reading

October 2015

  • Oct 30: Peggy Brooks-Bertram - keynote
  • Oct 6: Karenne Wood - poetry reading

September 2015

  • Sep 25: Furious Flower Advisory Board - annual meeting
  • Sep 17: Reginald Dwayne Betts - poetry reading

August 2015

  • Aug 3: Construction Zone: Building Meaning - Children's Poetry Camp

May 2015

  • May 30: WVPT Kids' Book Festival
  • May 2: NENA Spring Festival

April 2015

  • Apr 25: Day of the Child Festival
  • Apr 21: Poet-Tree reading
  • Apr 16: Sonnets for Teens - workshop
  • Apr 1: Ross Gay - poetry reading

March 2015

  • Mar 19: Rachel Eliza Griffiths - poetry reading
  • Mar 15: Obsidian submissions - deadline

February 2015

  • Feb 12: Love Me, Love Me Not - poetry jam
  • Feb 9: Kamilah Aisha Moon - poetry reading

January 2015

  • Jan 15: Elizabeth Hoover - poetry reading

December 2014

  • Dec 5: Winter Wishes - Children's Poetry Contest

November 2014

  • Nov 19: Poetry and the Cosmos - reading and discussion

September 2014

  • Sep 24: Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry

August 2014

  • Aug 4: In a Sea of Words - Children's Poetry Camp

June 2014

  • Jun 22: Three Notch'd Road benefit concert
  • Jun 7: WVPT Festival of Family Fun

April 2014

  • Apr 25: THMS Arts Adventures - poetry slam
  • Apr 14: Nadine Pinede - poetry reading
  • Apr 10: Furious Flower Poetry Center housewarming
  • Apr 2: Dawn Lundy Martin - poetry reading

March 2014

  • Mar 10: Kentucky State University Concert Choir

February 2014

  • Feb 26: Black history at Lee High
  • Feb 20: Love Me, Love Me Not (Word Is Born)
  • Feb 1: Submission deadline - Furious Flower Call for Papers

October 2013

  • Oct 10: Kyle Dargan - poetry reading

September 2013

  • Sep 26: Camille Dungy - poetry reading

August 2013

  • Aug 5: Words in Motion - Children's Poetry Camp

July 2013

  • Jul 19: Furious Flower and Reading Road Show at Arboretum
  • Jul 14: Don't Deny My Voice Summer Institute

June 2013

  • Jun 6: WVPT 11th Annual Children's Book Festival

April 2013

  • Apr 27: Furiously Fun Salsa Party
  • Apr 23: Poet Tree Reading at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
  • Apr 20: 6th Annual All Girl Conference
  • Apr 16: Holly Bass - poetry reading

March 2013

  • Mar 15: Arts Adventures at Thomas Harrison Middle School - poetry slam

February 2013

  • Feb 21: Jericho Brown - poetry reading
  • Feb 1: Slam poetry workshops at Skyline Middle School

October 2012

  • Oct 16: Sheer Good Fortune: An Evening With Toni Morrison

August 2012

  • Aug 6: Words Light the Way - Children's Poetry Camp

June 2012

  • Jun 16: Among Poets: Lucille Clifton Commemorative Exhibition

April 2012

March 2012

  • Mar 22: Poetry as Compass: A Collegiate Summit

February 2012

  • Feb 24: Arts Adventures at Thomas Harrison Middle School - poetry slam

November 2011

  • Nov 17: Illumination: Out of the Dark (Word Is Born)
  • Nov 7: JMU's Longest Poem
  • Nov 1: Children's Poetry Contest

October 2011

  • Oct 20: Folk Culture: Morphing the World's Cultural Face

September 2011

  • Sep 22: Glenis Redmond - poetry reading
  • Sep 19: An Artful Evening

August 2011

  • Aug 1: Word Pebbles in a Pond - Children's Poetry Camp

June 2011

  • Jun 19: Continuous Fire: The Poetry of Sonia Sanchez

April 2011

  • Apr 2: Lineage: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle

March 2011

  • Mar 2: David Mills - poetry reading

December 2010

  • Dec 18: Children's Poetry Contest

November 2010

  • Nov 1: Marilyn Nelson - poetry reading

September 2010

  • Sep 21: 73 Poems for 73 Years: Celebrating the Life of Lucille Clifton
  • Sep 11: WHSV Children First Day

June 2010

  • Jun 5: WVPT Kids' Book Festival

March 2010

  • Mar 18: Collegiate Poetry Summit

February 2010

  • Feb 27: Lineage: The Margaret Walker Song Cycle

June 2009

  • Jun 14: Tell Me Your Names: The Poetry of Lucille Clifton

April 2009

  • Apr 16: Ewuare Osaynde - poetry reading

March 2009

  • Mar 23: Natasha Trethewey - poetry reading

February 2009

  • Feb 2: Patricia Smith - poetry reading

December 2008

  • Dec 13: Moonlight Holiday Festival Reading

October 2008

  • Oct 20: Cornelius Eady - poetry reading

September 2008

April 2008

  • Apr 3: David Mills: In the Words of Langston Hughes - one person show

January 2008

  • Jan 24: Nikki Finney - poetry reading

November 2007

  • Nov 8: The Ringing Ear Tour: Black Poets Lean South - poetry reading

April 2007

  • Apr 3: Terence Hayes - poetry reading

February 2007

  • Feb 20: Bernard Bell - visiting scholar
  • Feb 9: Tim Seibles - poetry reading
  • Feb 1: GE Fanuc's Black History Month Program

November 2006

  • Nov 10: Jayne Cortez and the Firespitters

February 2006

  • Feb 27: Nikki Giovanni - Truth Is On Its Way

January 2005

  • Jan 1: Furious Flower Poetry Center established at JMU

September 2004

  • Sep 22: Furious Flower: Regenerating the Black Poetic Tradition

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