Archive for Versify

1/16 Versify feat. Kris Collins, Angele Ellis, & Jonathan Moody @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on January 9, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY…

Adapted from a forward from BOB WALICKI who curates this great series! 
Come join us in what promises to be another can’tmiss reading, 
in the kick off of the 2016 VERSIFY READING SERIES FEATURING: 
 
ANGELE ELLIS, KRISTOFER COLLINS 
and JONATHAN MOODY
 
There will be a book signing and author’s copies will be available for purchase! DON’T MISS IT!
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 / SPECIAL TIME 5-7 PM
 
EAST END BOOK EXCHANGE /4754 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
       Phone:(412) 224-2847
BIOS:
Angele Ellis saw Buddhist monks dancing under a theatre marquee featuring her haiku, after she won Pittsburgh Filmmakers’ G-20 Haiku Contest. She is the author of Arab On Radar (Six Gallery Press), which earned her an Individual Artist Fellowship 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 fifty publications and ten anthologies—including Prime NumberGrasslimbMiznaTheian JournalRogue AgentAmerican Book Review,tinywords, and YEW. She is a contributing editor for Al Jadid Magazine, and lives in the Friendship neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as being a frequent contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the publisher of Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. He also manages Caliban Book Shop in Oakland (and owns Desolation Row Records located inside). His latest poetry collection Local Conditions was published in 2015. He lives in Stanton Heights, a hidden gem in Pittsburgh’s east end with his wife Dr. Anna Johnson and their three cats.
Jonathan Moody received his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh as well as three fellowships from Cave Canem. His first book, The Doomy Poems, was published by Six Gallery Press in 2012; his second book, Olympic Butter Gold, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. Moody’s poems have appeared in such journals as African American Review, Boston Review, The Common, and Harvard Review. He is a high school English teacher and lives in Fresno, Texas, with his wife and son.

6/21 Versify @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by 6GPress

TONIGHT…

3/15 Versify @ EEBX & Good Tyme Writers Buffet @ Mattress Factory

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2014 by 6GPress
Sadly, they conflict. Pick your poison.

11/9 Baldinger, Collins & Pajich Versify @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , on November 9, 2013 by 6GPress
This is TODAY:
VERSIFY PRESENTS:  Baldinger, Collins, PajichSaturday, Nov 9 at 7:30 p.m.   East End Book Exchange on Liberty
 

Join us for another thrilling installment in the Versify series! Featuring poets Jason Baldinger, Kris Collins, and Bob Pajich

Guest hosted this month by the fabulous Angele Ellis!

East End Book Exchange

4754 Liberty Ave,
Pittsburgh PA 15224



Author bios:


Jason Baldinger has worked in warehouses, drug and office supply stores as well as record stores. In-between he has made diapers, bathtubs, mixed paint and washed cars. He is the co-author of “The Whiskey Rebellion” with Jerome Crooks, as well as “The Lady Pittsburgh” on Speed & Briscoe. You can hear audio version of his poems from “The Lady Pittsburgh” at http://jasonbaldinger.bandcamp.com/. His works have appeared in The New Yinzer and Shattered Wig Press. His newest book “The Lower Forty-Eight” as well as the chapbook “The Studs Terkel Blues” will be available in March 2014.

Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor of Pittsburgh Magazine. He runs Low Ghost Press. He also owns Desolation Row Records and manages Caliban Bookshop in Oakland.

Bob Pajich is a writer and musician from the Burgh. His latest book, “The Trolleyman,” was published by Stanton Heights’s Low Ghost Press. He is a Taurus.

10/19 Versify “In the Margins” @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by 6GPress
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.

9/21 Versify @ EEBX

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , on September 21, 2013 by 6GPress

Versify should be cool TONIGHT. David Adès, Laurie Arnold-McMillan, Angele Ellis & Sheila Kelly will perform. Bob Walicki will host.

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Angele says they’re “doing something different for this reading” which apparently means this:

The poets are doing a “collaborative” reading–reading poems by one other as well as their own, plus a few pieces with all their voices, choral style.  In addition, they’ll each read something to go with the theme of “Home/Not-Home,” inspired by Richard Hugo’s ideas in his book, The Triggering Town.