All events take place at 7:30 pm in the Indian Springs School Library. All are FREE and open to the public.
1/28: Journalist Nona Willis Aronowitz
Nona Willis Aronowitz is a political and cultural critic born and raised in New York City. She has written about women, sex, music, technology, film, and youth culture for numerous publications including The Nation, The New York Observer, The Village Voice, and Salon. She is the co-author of Girldrive: Criss-crossing America, Redefining Feminism (October 2009, Seal Press).
Nona’s reading and talk is in conjunction with Ms. Smith’s Feminist Literature course, which is reading her book Girldrive.
2/18: Poets Kate Greenstreet and Emma Bolden
Kate Greenstreet is the author of The Last 4 Things and case sensitive, both from Ahsahta Press, and six chapbooks. Her new work can be found in Chicago Review, Colorado Review, Volt, Fence, Boston Review, and other journals. Ahsahta will publish her third book, Young Tambling, in January 2013. http://www.kickingwind.com/
Emma Bolden’s first full-length collection of poems, Malificae, is forthcoming from GenPop Books (2013). This manuscript was named a semi-finalist for the Perugia Press Prize and a finalist for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in journals such as Prairie Schooner, the Indiana Review, the Greensboro Review, Redivider, Copper Nickel, Feminist Studies, The Journal, Guernica, and on Linebreak.org. She is also the author of three chapbooks of poetry: How to Recognize a Lady, published as part of Edge by Edge, the third in Toadlily Press’ Quartet Series; The Mariner’s Wife, published by Finishing Line Press; and The Sad Epistles, published by Dancing Girl Press. A graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, she is an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University and blogs about writing, velociraptors, and cats at A Century of Nerve (www.emmabolden.com).
4/8 Poet Matthew Hittinger
Matthew Hittinger’s titles include the collection Skin Shift (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2012) and the chapbooks Platos de Sal (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009), Narcissus Resists (GOSS183/MiPOesias, 2009), and Pear Slip (Spire Press, 2007) winner of the Spire 2006 Chapbook Award. Born and raised in Bethlehem, PA, Matthew did his undergraduate work in Art History and English at Muhlenberg College and received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan where he won a Hopwood Award for Poetry and The Helen S. and John Wagner Prize. In recent years Matthew has collaborated with a number of artists in other disciplines, including video artist Liz Stephens and composer Matt Sargent; painters Kristy Gordon and Judith Peck; composer Randall West; and composer John Glover on a number of projects, including the art song “8:46 A.M., Five Years Later” for the Five Boroughs Music Festival’s Five Borough Songbook.http://www.pw.org/content/matthew_hittinger
Matthew’s reading and talk accompanies Mr. Ray’s classes, which are reading Skin Shift.