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April 11 Dirty Hands reading

Savage, yet Meek: Come be Confounded at our April reading

Friday, April 11 at 7:30 pm

Anna George Meek (photo by Margaret Grosspietsch)

Anna George Meek (photo by Margaret Grosspietsch)

Kathryn Savage

Kathryn Savage

Join us at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts for a special evening of words and images featuring the work of two accomplished writers: Anna George Meek and Kathryn Savage

Poet Anna George Meek’s latest book of poems is inspired by nineteenth-century engravings for the Webster’s Dictionary. Kathryn Savage’s stories and essays are beautifully crafted and directly told. They will each be reading from their work, and we will view some of the engravings referenced in Meek’s new book.

Anna George Meek’s latest book, Engraved, won the 2012 Tupelo Snowbound Chapbook Award. Meek’s first book, Acts of Contortion (U of Wisconsin Press, 2002) won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. In addition to writing prize-winning poetry, Meek teaches writing at Normandale Community College, is a member of VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, and plays the violin.

Kathryn Savage writes fiction and essays. She is the education outreach manager for The Loft Literary Center, where she works with schools and community organizations to make creative writing classes and workshops available to children, teens, and adults.

See you April 11!

And if you have not been to any of the readings yet, just listen to what you’ve missed here!

 Dirty Hands: writing that gets under your fingernails

The Dirty Hands reading series features writers whose work addresses the world with immediacy and sharp edges. Discover new voices as well as new writing from familiar writers and new ways of reading and presenting poetry, prose, and ideas. These are interactive events; series curator Becca Barniskis invites audience response and facilitates a lively exchange between writers and readers.

FYI: One of last month’s readers, Kath Jesme, is offering a free ‘How to Read a Poem’ workshop on Saturday, April 12 from 2-3 pm at BLCA.  Interested individuals can sign up online or by calling Banfill-Locke.

Upcoming readers: Andrea Jenkins, Patricia Zontelli, Max Ross, Gwen Westerman and more!

Dirty Hands on audio:

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts  

6666 East River Road Fridley, Minnesota, 55432

Directions:  From 694 take the East River Road exit. Proceed north on East River Road for about 1.5 miles.  The center is located on the west side of the street.