6 – 8 pm
500 Main St, Evanston, IL
NICK DEMSKE lives in Racine, Wisconsin, and works there at the Racine Public Library. He was awarded the 2010 Fence Modern Poets Series prize for a self-titled manuscript that will be published in fall of 2010. He’s a curator of the BONK! Performance series and is an editor of the online venue boo: a journal of terrific things. Visit him sometime at nickipoo.wordpress.com.
NINA CORWIN is the author of Conversations Wi…th Friendly Demons and Tainted Saints and The Uncertainty of Maps (upcoming 2011, CW Books). Her work appears in ACM, Forklift OH, Hotel Amerika, New Ohio Review/nor, Parthenon West, Southern Poetry Review and Verse and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Psychotherapist in daylight hours, she has twice served as guest editor for Fifth Wednesday Journal and curates literary events at Chicago’s WomanMade Gallery.
COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108
Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.
Allison Joseph lives, writes and teaches in Carbondale, Illinois, where she directs the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She also serves as editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review, a national journal of literary works, and director of the Young Writers Workshop, a coed residential creative writing summer workshop for high-school writers. She also serves as moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, an online list-serve that distributes calls for submissions and literary contest information to writers free of charge. She is the author of six books of poems: What Keeps Us Here (1992, winner of the Ampersand Press Women Poets Series Prize and the John C. Zacharis Prize from Ploughshares and Emerson College), Soul Train (1997, Carnegie Mellon University Press), In Every Seam (1997, University of Pittsburgh Press), Imitation of Life (2003, Carnegie Mellon UP), and Worldly Pleasures (2004, winner of the Word Press Poetry Prize) and My Father’s Kites, published in 2010 by Steel Toe Books. She is also the author of a chapbook, Voice: Poems, published in 2009 by Mayapple Press. She has received fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Sewanee Writers Conference and the Illinois Arts Council.
Bring 15 or more copies (no longer than two pages) of work you want critiqued.
*$5 – $10 donation appreciated
This project has been partially supported by a grant from Poets & Writers.