10/19 Versify “In the Margins” @ EEBX

TODAY at EEBX, this is happening:

Join us on Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm for a Versify reading benefiting The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council

featuring: Barbara Edelman, Angele Ellis, Keely Bowers, and Lynne Walicki!

Come early to meet the authors and learn about how the gift of literacy can make a difference in our lives!

East End Book Exchange

4754 Liberty Ave 15224

(412) 224-2847

There will be a book signing at this event and light refreshment will be provided….

This series is hosted and curated by Bob Walicki.

Author Bios:

Barbara Edelman teaches writing and literature at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of a poetry chapbook, “A Girl in Water,” from Parallel Press at the University of Wisconsin. Her poems have appeared in journals including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Cimarron Review, and 5 AM; in translation in the Italian journal, Nuovi Argomenti; and in several anthologies. Her short prose has appeared in the journals Rattle and Arts & Letters. She has received the Scott Turow Award for short fiction, an individualartist grant in poetry from the PA Council on the Arts, residency fellowships from Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a 2012 Student’s Choice Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh’s College of General Studies . Her one-act play, “Charades,” received production as a winner in the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.

Keely Bowers has published stories in Crazyhorse, Creative Nonfiction, and the Dickinson Review, and she won the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award for fiction. She lives in Pittsburgh where she teaches creative and technical writing at the University of Pittsburgh, raises her son, and studies science.

Angele Ellis is the author of Arab on Radar (Six Gallery)–poems from which earned her a 2008 fellowship in poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts–and Spared (A Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook). She was a runner-up in the 2012 Grey Sparrow Flash Fiction Contest, received an honorable mention in the 2011 Shine Journal Poetry Contest, won the 2009 Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ G-20 Haiku Contest, and earned third prize in the 2007 RAWI Competition for Creative Prose. Her poetry and fiction–including poems from her new chapbook manuscript and chapters from her novel in progress, “Desert Storms”–have appeared widely. She lives in Friendship, both a Pittsburgh neighborhood and a state of mind.

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