Friday, January 13, 2012

Fellows-in-Residence Reading at Riverviews Artspace Jan. 19


Jessica Garratt, Nancy K. Barry and Elizabeth Poliner at VCCA
             
On January 19, the Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg will feature readings by three VCCA Fellows currently in residence at Mt. San Angelo. 

Jessica Garratt's poems have appeared in numerous journals and her first book of poems, Fire Pond, won the Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. She earned her PhD at the University of Missouri, and held a visiting teaching appointment at Wichita State University. While in residence at VCCA, she is working on her second book of poems.
    
Nancy K. Barry teaches creative nonfiction at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and the University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival. She is a playwright and her essays have appeared in numerous publications and on Iowa Public Radio. During her VCCA residency, she is working on an essay about one of the earliest social workers in America, Lillian Wald.

Elizabeth Poliner teaches in the creative writing programs at Hollins University's Jackson Center for Creative Writing.  A poet and nonfiction writer, her work has appeared in many literary journals and she has been a fiction scholar at both the Sewannee and Bread Loaf writers' conferences. Elizabeth is currently working on a novel during her VCCA residency.

Free and open to the public
7:30 pm Thursday, January 19
Riverviews Artspace
901 Jefferson Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 

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