6/18 Sheila Kelly, Angele Ellis, & Michael Albright @ Classic Lines


Under the Sign of the Bear Poetry Series – Sheila Kelly Angele Ellis & Michael Albright.
7:00 PM, Thursday, June 18 at Classic Lines bookstore, 5825 Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill. 
Sheila Kelly is a retired psychotherapist who leads generative writing workshops at the Wilkins School Community Center in Regent Square and Ekphrasis workshops in art galleries around town. She is a regular facilitator at the Squirrel Hill Library’s Writers’ Studio. In April of this year, her poem, “Enticements & Push Mowers,” won a cash prize from the Palm Springs Poetry Festival Contest. Recent poems can be found in The Brentwood Anthology and Voices from the Attic: Volume XX. Sheila lives in Greenfield with her husband, daughter, 2 cats and 8 chickens. 

Angele Ellis saw Buddhist monks dance under a theatre marquee featuring her haiku, after winning Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ G-20 Haiku Contest. She is author 
of  Arab on Radar (Six Gallery Press), whose poems earned her an Individual Creative Artist fellowship in poetry from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Spared (A Main Street Rag Editors’ Choice Chapbook). Her poetry, fiction, and reviews have appeared in over forty journals and ten anthologies, including Prime Number, Grasslimb, Grey Sparrow, Al Jadid, Weave, Mizna, Rogue Agent, and Women Write Resistance (Hyacinth Girl Press). She lives in Friendship, both a Pittsburgh neighborhood and a state of mind.
Michael Albright has published poems in various journals, including Stirring, Rust + Moth, Tar River Poetry, Pembroke Magazine, Cider Press Review, Revolver, Moon City Review, Pretty Owl, Uppagus, and the forthcoming chapbook In the Hall of Dead Birds and Viking Tools (Finishing Line, 2015). He lives on a windy hilltop near Greensburg, PA. with his wife Lori and an ever-changing array of children and other animals.


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