Thursday, August 20, 2009

Readings by Writers

Every Third Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Saint Paul Poet Laureate
Carol Connolly Hosts
Readings by Writers

Sponsored by Public Art Saint Paul / Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk
at the historic University Club Saint Paul
420 Summit Street
Tuesday September 15, 2009

We present a quartet of contributors to FICTION ON A STICK: Stories by Writers from Minnesota, Milkweed Editions. This anthology is an homage to our State Fair and like the Fair, presents a wide variety of magic. Our readers are:

JOHN REIMRINGER, whose first novel VESTMENTS is forthcoming in fall 2010, also from Milkweed Editions. BETTY GARCIA, an excerpt from this novel appears in FICTION ON A STICK. He is a current Loft-McKnight Fellow and the recipient of a Susannah McCorkle Scholarship to the 2009 Sewanee Writers' Conference. Reimringer is married to the poet Katrina Vandenberg,. They live in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul.

MAY LEE YANG, playwright, prose writer, poet, performance artist., lives in Saint Paul, and performs with the spoken word group FIRE. Her plays include STIR-FRIED POP CULTURE and THE CHILD’S HOUSE. Published in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies, including FICTION ON A STICK, where her THE SECOND WIFE’S DAUGHTER appears. She is the winner of many prestigious awards, including the National Performance Network Creation Fund award.

ETHAN RUTHERFORD, writer whose work has appeared in many prestigious publications, including FICTION ON A STICK, is set to be included in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2009. A Special Mention recipient in the 2009 Pushcart Prize anthology, he has been awarded a SASE/Jerome Foundation Grant for Emerging Writers, and in 2009 received his MFA from the University of Minnesota.

SARAH STONICH bestselling author of the novels THESE GRANITE ISLANDS and THE ICE
CHORUS, just out in paperback. ASSIMILATION, her FICTION ON A STICK story, is from
VACATIONLAND, her forthcoming collection that follows fourteen different characters to the same Minnesota resort. Longtime Cathedral Hill resident, Sarah has moved Northeast.

Some University Club reading sites are handicapped accessible. Some are not. Best to heck.
The University Club of Saint Paul and Public Art Saint Paul/Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk celebrate the rich diversity of voices that make up the Twin Cities community of writers, readers, and their audiences, with this monthly free and open to the public series: Readings by Writers.