Literary Arts Festival This Week!

20 Apr

Here are just a few details of the UW’s first Literary Arts Festival- “The Writer’s Block”. Check out their site for more information, or shoot the student staff an email if you have any questions!book-stacks-jj-001

SPOTLIGHT:
Poetry Reading with Jenifer Browne Lawrence and Kim-An Lieberman. Saturday 4pm in Thompson 134

Come listen to two guest poets share their work with us at the Writer’s Block Literary Festival THIS weekend! Jenifer Browne Lawrence and Kim-An Lieberman will come to each share their writing and answer some questions. Copies of their books will be available to purchase at the event. This event is FREE and on campus!

*Jenifer Browne Lawrence* was raised in Alaska, and currently lives across the Sound from Seattle. Jenifer is the recipient of a Washington State Artist Trust grant and the /Potomac Review’s /Annual Poetry Award. She has been a finalist for the James Hearst Poetry Prize. Her work has received a Pushcart nomination and is published in various journals and anthologies, including /Court Green, North American Review, The Comstock Review /and the /Potomac Review./ In 2006, Blue Begonia Press published her first poetry collection, /One Hundred Steps from Shore./

*Kim-An Lieberman* is a writer of Vietnamese and Jewish American descent, born in Rhode Island and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She attended Shorecrest High School and the University of Washington (where she double-majored in English and Comparative History of Ideas) before earning a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her poems and essays have appeared in /Poetry Northwest/, /Prairie Schooner/, /Quarterly West/, /ZYZZYVA/, /CALYX/, /Threepenny Review/, and the anthology /Asian America.Net: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Cyberspace/. Currently a faculty member at Seattle’s Lakeside School, Kim-An has taught writing and literature at every level from 5th grade through college. Her first collection of poems, /Breaking the Map/, was published by Blue Begonia Press in 2008.

Want to know what else is happening at the Writer’s Block Literary Festival this Friday and Saturday? Check out writersblockfestival.webs.com to find out!

The festival will feature other events such as a Business Fair of literary organizations in the area at 10a-2p in Mary Gates Hall Commons on THIS Saturday and a Youth Literacy event at 11a on Saturday where you can read to kids and do something small to help these kids learn to love to read.

See you there!
Writer’s Block Literary Festival Committee
uw.writers.block@gmail.com

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