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Fall Reading, October 17th

September 16, 2010

Please join us for a free reading and reception to celebrate our Fall issue.  The reading will take place at Bellevue Hospital, perhaps the most unique venue for great literature in New York City.

Reading from their work will be Tara Betts, Elana, Bell, Maria Robinson, and Hunter Liguore.

Sunday, October 17, 2010
5:00 p.m.

Bellevue Hospital
462 First Avenue (at 28th Street), NYC
Free and open to the public

Elana Bell won the 2004 Stephen Dunn Poetry Award and is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Drisha Institute. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Storyscape, Words and Images Magazine, Parse, Clamor, Mima’akim and on Poetz.com. Elana serves as the writer-in-residence for the Bronx Academy of Letters, and sings with the a cappella trio Saheli.

Tara Betts is the author of Arc and Hue (Aquarius Press/Willow Books, 2009). She teaches at Rutgers University and leads community-based workshops. Her work has been published in Essence, Crab Orchard Review, Ninth Letter, Callaloo, and Gathering Ground.

Hunter Liguore is finishing an MFA in creative writing at Lesley University. She conducted research in Ireland for her story, “Katie Ireland,” as well as a novel, Disembodied Spirits. Her work has appeared in Yesteryear Fiction and Kissed by Venus. She is the editor of an anthology that is a tribute to Mary Shelley’s book, The Last Man. www.theworldinthirtystories.com

Maria Robinson is a graduate of the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in cream city review, The Duck & Herring Co.’s Pocket Field Guide, NFG Magazine, Pindeldyboz, and Spork. www.maria-robinson.com