Open Mic 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Featured Readers 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Bookends & Beginnings, LLC
1712 Sherman Ave, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
(NOTE THE NEW LOCATION!)
Lee Sharkey’s Walking Backwards just appeared from Tupelo Press. Her earlier collections include Calendars of Fire(Tupelo, 2013), A Darker, Sweeter String (Off the Grid, 2008), and eight other full-length poetry books and chapbooks. Her work has appeared in Crazyhorse, FIELD, Kenyon Review, Massachusetts Review, Nimrod, Pleiades, Seattle Review, and other journals. Her recognitions include the RHINO Editor’s Prize, the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Translation Prize, the Maine Arts Commission’s Fellowship in Literary Arts, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance’s Distinguished Achievement Award.
Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit and Arc & Hue. Tara holds a MFA from New England College and a Ph.D. from Binghamton University. Her writing has appeared in American Poetry Review, POETRY, Essence, NYLON, Octavia’s Brood, and The Break Beat Poets. Tara teaches at University of Illinois-Chicago.