Monday, June 4, 2012

May/June 2012

Hi there!  A lot took place last month at the Colorado Springs Writers Reading Series. 
As most of you know, Abby Murray will be leaving in August to begin working toward her doctoral degree in English at Binghamton University in New York.  Over coffee one afternoon, she asked me if I would be interested in continuing the reading series.  After a couple emails and a few pep talks, Abby handed the Reading Series over to me -- all packed in a box and a seat belt tote bag.  I look forward to being an active part of this community of writers and continuing this fellowship, this conversation about writing.     

The featured writer in May was Jenn Gutierrez.  She read from her current book of poems Silence Imbibed, published by Anaphora Literary Press.  Gutierrez's work is haunting and evocative.  She also teaches English Composition at PPCC and is currently working toward her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Denver.

Here are some pictures of Gutierrez charming the crowd.

A warm and captivating reader! 

This Friday, June 8th, the one and only Abby Murray will read from her upcoming book of poems Quick Draw: Poems from a Soldier’s Wife. The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the BAC (513 Manitou Avenue).

Also, on Friday from 5 -- 6:30 p.m. Bill Hyer's co-author will be signing copies of his book The Long Way Home.

See you then!

Mandy Solomon