The Cave Canem Retreat begins with an opening circle, where all 50 or so fellows, faculty, and staff share what brought them to the space. At once emotional, charged, and joyous, the opening circle breaks ground by inviting everyone to bring their full self to the week ahead and welcomes new fellows into a community of writers. In this spirit, poets from the Cave Canem Fellowship reflect on 25 years of being in community and pay tribute to former faculty and fellows such as Lucille Clifton, Monica Hand, and Carrie Allen McCray.
This event is supported by American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and automated closed captioning.
Monday, June 14 | 7pm ET