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ACE Writing Project
April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 22, 2021
Reading by poet Amelia Diaz Ettinger, celebrating her new collection Fossils on a Red Flag (Finishing Line Press, 2021).
Fossils on a Red Flag by Amelia Díaz Ettinger is a powerful collection of poems that interrogates the (mis)use as a gunnery and bombing practice site by the U.S. military of Puerto Rico’s Isla Culebra. This work grapples with what is lost in the language of official government orders and, by doing so, sheds light on the human and environmental costs. With sharp turns of lyricism and image shaped by the insistent voice of witness, this collection honors the history of los Culebrenses who have spent generations gathering “baskets of loss / —[and who] still gather after so many hurricanes.” Like the queen conch, present in a series of these poems and whose shell is a symbol of survival and beauty, Fossils on a Red Flag presents a vision of perseverance.
–José Angel Araguz, author of An Empty Pot’s Darkness
Writers are invited to an online open-mic! Any topic and genre are welcome. Audience members are also welcome! The moderator will take sign-ups for the open mic beginning at 6:45 PM on a first-come basis (limit 10 readers with a 5-minute reading limit).
Virtual: Live via Zoom. The link is posted below.
Dates: Every 3rd Wednesday
Facilitators: Nancy Knowles & Amelia Ettinger
Cost: Free Admission
Registration cancellations & transfers must be made through Art Center East at (541) 624-2800 48 hours or more before the class start time. We cannot issue refunds or transfers for cancellations received after the 48-hour cutoff. Exceptions will be considered for medical or family emergencies. ACE will honor a refund, minus a $10 administration fee when the cancellation is made 48 hours or more before class start date. When a class is canceled due to low enrollment, we will issue a refund for all registration fees. ACE will contact you in the event of a cancellation.