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Featured Readers 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
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Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a debut full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications, and a co-author of Heart Radicals, with Les Kay, Allie Marini, and Janeen Rastall. Eating Dog Press published an illustrated letterpress edition of her essays and poetry, A Detail in the Landscape, and her first volume, The Canopy, won Midwest Writing Center’s Mississippi Valley Chapbook Contest. Sandy won Second Prize in Prick of the Spindle’s 2014 Poetry Open and her work appears in The Hollins Critic, Sugar House Review, Ecotone, Green Mountains Review, Blackbird, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. She is a Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at Aurora University outside of her hometown of Chicago.
Jan Bottiglieri lives and writes in suburban Chicago. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University and is an editor with RHINO. Jan’s poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Rattle, Willow Springs, Sugar House Review, december, and Sunrise From Blue Thunder, and she has received three Pushcart Prize nominations. She is the author of the chapbook Where Gravity Pools the Sugar (Finishing Line Press) and Alloy (Mayapple Press).