Celebrate Rengay’s 30th Anniversary

The first rengay was written on August 9, 1992, and since then this thematic collaborative poetry form has grown in popularity around the world. Join us on Zoom on August 9, 2022 for a party to celebrate rengay’s 30th anniversary. Read in our open-mic rengay reading and hear brief talks on rengay:

  • The first rengay and beyond: Garry Gay, Michael Dylan Welch, and John Thompson

  • Beyond/Within, the first rengay anthology: Cherie Hunter Day and Ce Rosenow

  • First rengay contest winners: Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff and Connie R. Meester

  • The birth and growth of Tandem: Ignatius Fay and Marcyn Del Clements

  • Rengay today: Sherry and Zoe Grant

  • Roundtable discussion: How you came to rengay and what attracts you to it?

  • Open reading: Please share your rengay, old or new

This event will be recorded, and we encourage you to read previously published rengay. If you have questions, please email Michael at WelchM@aol.com.

Please join us on Zoom (note time zone):

30th Anniversary Rengay Party

Aug 9, 2022 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Meeting ID: 884 1831 0716

Passcode: 681727

To participate in our open-mic rengay reading, please just log into the meeting and be prepared to read with your partner(s) or with someone else willing to read with you (for any partner not able to attend). Screen-sharing is welcome or be prepared to quickly paste your rengay into the chat if you need someone else to read it with you. We welcome rengay for two, three, or six poets, as well as solo and experimental rengay. The reading will try to accommodate as many readers as possible, reading at least one rengay. Please join us to celebrate rengay’s 30th anniversary! Party hats optional.