Archive for July, 2009

Hello hello everyone,

It’s that time again! Please come out for the next Southern Writers Reading Series on July 8th at 7:30PM.

This month’s reading features three very talented southern writers, an energetic hostess, and a rather handsome bartender who fixes a mean gin and tonic.

Details below. Hope to see your beautiful faces there!

Location: 302 Broome Street between Forsyth & Eldridge
Time: 7:30PM
Featuring: Ansley Moon, Salita Bryant and Shafer Hall

Ansley Moon was born in New Delhi, India and raised in Georgia. She received a B.A. in English from Georgia State University and a M.A. in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Carmarthen. Her work has been featured in various anthologies and is forthcoming in Southern Women’s Review. She was recently chosen as a Fiction Semi-Finalist in the SLS Unified Contest, and she is presenting poems from her collection Diseased at this year’s Southern Women Writers Conference.

Salita Bryant holds a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Mississippi and an MFA in poetry from New York University. She is currently Associate Professor of English at Lehman College. Salita has published numerous essays and is associate editor of the University of Georgia Press anthology, Liberties Captives: Narratives of Confinement in the Print Culture of the Early Republic. She received the 2005 Spoon River Poetry Review Editors’ Prize, Iron Horse Literary Review’s Discovered Voices Award for 2005, and has had several Pushcart Prize Nominations as well as been a bridesmaid finalist in too many contests such as Nimrod’s Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Third Coast Poetry,Greater Augusta Arts Council’s Porter Fleming Award and The North American Review’s James Hearst Poetry Prize. She has recently published poetry in Agenda, The North American Review, Snake Nation, Iron Horse and Dogwood among others and can’t decide if the humidity that southerners complain about isn’t actually worse in NY in the summer.

Shafer Hall‘s first collection of poetry is available from No Tell Press. His poems can be found in the current issue of Open Letters Monthly and in many other journals. Occasional diversions can be found at shaferhall.com.


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