3/7 Three Kinds of Disaster @ EEBX

 THIS SATURDAY at 7PM, the following kinds of disaster will demolish East End Book Exchange…
SARAH SHOTLAND is the author of Junkette (White Gorilla Press 2014). She is a novelist and playwright whose work has been performed in New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, Chicago and Florida; and internationally in Chongqing, PRC and Madrid, Spain. Her most recent play, Cereus Moonlight, was commissioned by miR Theater. After opening on the Space Coast of Florida, it played at the 25th annual Rhino Fest in Chicago.

She is the co-founder and Program Coordinator of Words Without Walls, which brings creative writing classes to jails, prisons and rehabilitation centers in Pittsburgh, PA. She is co-editor of the literary anthology Words without Walls: Writers on Addiction, Violence & Incarceration with Sheryl St. Germain, due out from Trinity University Press in spring of 2015.

She teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chatham University and is a member of the Literary Arts faculty at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts.

JASON BALDINGER has spent a life in odd jobs, if only poetry was the strangest of them he’d have far less to talk about. Somewhere in time he has traveled the country, and wrote a few books. The latest of which “The Lower 48” (Six Gallery Press) and the chapbook “The Studs Terkel Blues” (Night Ballet Press) as well as the Anthologies Lipsmack! (Night Ballet Press) and Good Noise (Thrasher Press) are all available now. A short litany of publishing credits include: The New Yinzer, Shatter Wig Press, Blast Furnace, B.E. Quarterly and Fuck Art, Let’s Dance. You can also hear audio of some poems on the bandcamp website by just typing in his name.

SEAN THOMAS DOUGHERTY grew up in an interracial politically radical family. He is the author or editor of thirteen books including All You Ask for Is Longing: Poems 1994- 2014 (2014 BOA Editions) and Scything Grace (2013 Etruscan Press) . His awards include two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry, an appearance in Best American Poetry 2014, and a US Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans. Known for his electrifying performances he has performed at hundreds of venues across North America and Europe including the South Carolina Literary Festival, the Old Dominion Literary Festival, the Dodge Poetry Festival, the Bardfest Series in Budapest Hungary, and across Albania and Macedonia where he appeared on national television. Among his many jobs he has worked as a college lecturer, a truck loader, a factory packer, a warehouse man, a sod layer, and currently works at a pool hall in Erie, PA , and tours widely for performances.

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