Readings and workshops take place virtually via Zoom with captioning, and an ASL interpreter will be present at each event. Access copies of all poems and workshop materials will be provided via Google Docs at the start of each event. 

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Join us for a virtual writing workshop and reading with poet Ananda Lima with opening readings by our first round of residents!
Both events will be offered via Zoom.

WRITING WORKSHOP: Take a Break, An Exploration of the Poetic Line

August 8, 2021

at 2:00 pm CDT via Zoom



Open Mouth Presents:
Ananda Lima

August 8, 2021

at 7:00 pm CDT via Zoom


Ananda Lima is the author of Mother/land (forthcoming in October 2021, Black Lawrence Press, winner of the Hudson Prize) and the chapbooks Amblyopia (Bull City Press, 2020), Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019, winner of the Vella Prize), Vigil (Get Fresh Books, forthcoming in 2021) and Tropicália (Newfound, 2021, winner of the Newfound Prose Prize). Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review,, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She has taught at Rutgers University, Newark and UCL, and served as mentor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Writer program and the Adroit Journal Summer Program. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark.