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  • - “Arranging Your Poetry Manuscript” with Cati Porter and guests
    “Arranging Your Poetry Manuscript” with Cati Porter and guests

    “Arranging Your Poetry Manuscript” with Cati Porter and guests

    April 6, 2023

    Thursday, April 6, 2023

    Inlandia Institute and Riverside Public Library Present

    First Thursdays Arts Walk

    “Arranging Your Poetry Manuscript”

    with Cati Porter and guests

    Free and open to the public. No registration required.


    Riverside Main Library

    3900 Mission Inn Blvd

    Riverside, CA 92501

    Doors Open at 6:00 PM

    6:30-8:00 PM

    For National Poetry Month, learn some new techniques for arranging a poetry manuscript. Join Cati Porter and special guests who talk about their own adventures in arranging a poetry manuscript and give you some strategies for arranging your own.

    If a poem is the best words in their best order, then a poetry manuscript is the best poems in their best order. But with so many possible variations, how do you decide what is “best”? Cati Porter is the author of eleven poetry books and chapbooks and has extensive experience in what not to do, and some tried-and-true strategies and tips.

    Attendees of this program who submit a manuscript to the Hillary Gravendyk Prize open poetry book competition will have their contest entrance fee comped.

    Open mic poetry readings start at 6:30. Program begins at 7:00.

    Cati Porter has been writing and publishing for three decades. She has a Masters in Fine Arts — Poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including The Body at a Loss (CavanKerry Press, 2019), Novel (Bamboo Dart Press, 2022), and the forthcoming small mammals (Mayapple Press, 2023). She is founder and editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry and executive director of Inlandia Institute.