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ACE Writing Project
June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The ACE Writing Project hosts monthly author readings. Enjoy an evening of literary arts and learn about the talent hiding in our backyard! Following the featured reading, we’ll open the floor to anyone interested in sharing an original piece. Writers of all genres are welcome. Please keep your reading under 5 minutes.
Featured Reader: Megan Alpert
Megan is a poet and journalist whose 2020 poetry collection, The Animal at Your Side, won The Airlie Prize and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Quarterly West, Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, and many others. As a journalist, she has reported for The Atlantic, Smithsonian, The Guardian, and Foreign Policy.
“The Animal at Your Side spans worlds – Eastern Europe, China, Ecuador, folktale, and myth – all of these worlds equally sinister and haunting. In poems where we feel “the whirr-click of war beginning . . .” the poet learns that the best way to survive is to become “the same color as rocks, water, / anything I walked past, / see-through.” This is Megan Alpert’s gift to us – radical empathy – so we can shape-shift through these worlds as she has. This is a collection I’ll read time and again, and I know I will grow with each reading.”
– Shaindel Beers, author of Secure Your Own Mask.
Dates: Every 3rd Wednesday.
Facilitators: Nancy Knowles & Amelia Ettinger
Cost: Free Admission
Guest Reader Form: Click here to signup to be a guest reader.
Zoom: Join using the link below!
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