EC-CHAP Presents "Readings At The Mill Works" - a Monthly Literary Series with Poet Brian Sneeden (1st Tuesday of the month)
BRIAN SNEEDEN is the author of the poetry collection Last City (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2018). A 2018 PEN/Heim recipient, his book of translations Homerica was selected by Anne Carson as a favorite book of 2017.
Brian will serve as host for this monthly series.
Calling all writers, readers, and spoken word artists! Join us for the debut of our monthly spoken word series, “Readings at The Mill Works” (1st Tuesday of the month).
This series compliments our monthly “Talent Showcase” (2nd Wednesday) providing an exclusive platform for local and regional writers to join Featured Authors and share original works. This is an opportunity to read before a live audience and exchange constructive feedback.
The format for the evening is as follows:
Doors open at 6:00PM - Arrive early to sign up for the Open Mic.
Readings begin at 6:30PM
Join us for this monthly literary experience! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 6:00pm / Readings begin 6:30pm. Admission is free and open to all ages (Donations eagerly accepted).
Soft drinks and snacks available. For information, please call 518-791-9474.
ABOUT THE FEATURED READERS:
JULIE CHOFFEL grew up in Austin, Texas, where she studied geography, ecology, and writing. She is a graduate of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass Amherst and author of a book of poems called The Hello Delay. She teaches writing at UConn and Tunxis Community College, and was recently named Poet Laureate of West Hartford, where she lives with her husband and their three children.
ERIN LYNN is pursuing her PhD in Poetry at the University of Connecticut, where she is a recipient of the Wallace Stevens Poetry Prize and teaches English. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University, and an MA in Irish Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and she was a finalist for the Alexander Posey Contest. She co-curates Poor Mouth Poetry Reading Series in the Bronx and is Assistant Editor for Small Orange Poetry Journal.
ABOUT THE HOST
BRIAN SNEEDEN is the author of the poetry collection Last City (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2018). A 2018 PEN/Heim recipient, his poems and translations have appeared in Asymptote, Beloit Poetry Journal, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other publications, and translations of his poems have been published in international magazines in Greek, Italian, Albanian, and Serbian. His translation of Phoebe Giannisi’s poetry collection, Homerica (World Poetry Books, 2017) was selected by Anne Carson as a favorite book of 2017 in The Paris Review. Brian received his MFA from the University of Virginia, where he held a Poe/Faulkner Fellowship in creative writing and served as poetry editor for Meridian. He is the senior editor of New Poetry in Translation.