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Artemis Journal Launch 2020: A Reading and Conversation with Poet Jeanne Larsen

Sunday, September 13, 2020

2:00pm - 3:00pm

This year's event to celebrate Artemis Journal's annual launch has gone virtual!

Join us for an intimate reading with poet Jeanne Larsen, followed by a conversation with Larsen and Artemis founder and editor Jeri Rogers. The program takes place in the exhibition Celestial Centennial: The Art and Legacy of Dorothy Gillespie, surrounded by artwork created by this year's 2020 Artemis Journal cover artist. 

Jeanne Larsen is a poet, translator, novelist, essayist, and sometimes short fiction writer. What Penelope Chooses is her 19th book; she has published in Artemis Journal fourteen times. 

This year’s journal, Artemis Journal 2020 will be the 27th published journal to date and will include poetry from two Virginia Poet Laureates, Ron Smith and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, and a U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. Maurice Ferguson, Literary Editor of Artemis, received over 400 submissions this year from across the United States and internationally, and includes 170 of the submissions.

The theme for this year’s journal is “Season of Women” and is a centennial celebration of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote passed one hundred years ago. In celebrating this momentous event, they are honoring an artist who was also born 100 years ago and made an impact on the art scene here in Roanoke, nationally, and internationally. Dorothy Gillespie, 1920-2012, supported their fledgling idea of starting a feminist literary and art journal by donating a beautiful pastel for their very first cover. 

No registration required - this event is free to enjoy!

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You can purchase a copy of the new Artemis Journal from the Taubman's Online Museum Shop here: https://shop.taubmanmuseum.org/collections/museum-store