On Wednesday night, June 13th, at 7:30 pm, the Local Poets Guild welcomes the organizers and participants of the city of Albuquerque’s Dime Stories Project to the stage at The Projects for a special evening of prose called Writers Out Loud: An Evening of Prose. This is going to be a very special night and for the literary community of Albuquerque! The featured readers for the night will include Molly Beer, Dan Darling, Suzanne Richardson, and Susan Sherman.
Included here for your information are the bios of the participants for the night:
Molly Beer, a regular contributor to Velamagazine--a literary travel journal written by women–is a terrible traveler. She reads books about Africa while camping in Tibet, prepares food she learned to make in Italy in her Mexican kitchen, or writes obsessively about El Salvador while living on a rooftop in Ecuador. Worse still, she can’t pack, she suffers from motion sickness, she is terrified of volcanoes, and she once (three days into the Aldo Leopold wilderness) tore up the map IIf she couldn’t write her way to the sense of things, she would probably just stay home. Currently an Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University, Molly Beer’s travel writing has appeared in Salon, Guernica,Perceptive Travel, Glimpse, and Best Women’s Travel Writing (2012), among others, and has been deemed “Notable” by Best American Travel Writing (2006). She is also the co-author of Singing Out (Oxford, 2010).
Suzanne Richardson was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, where she received an alternative education at Carolina Friends School K-12. She then graduated from Bard College in 2005 with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Suzanne earned her MFA at the University of New Mexico and is currently the visiting assistant professor of Creative Nonfiction at Utica College in New York. She teaches English and creative writing there. Suzanne was editor-in-chief of Blue Mesa Review 2010-2012. Her nonfiction has appeared in New Ohio Review, issue 11 and is forthcoming in New Haven Review. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Blood Orange Review, The Smoking Poet, and PANK Magazine. Her fiction is forthcoming in Front Porch, and has appeared in MAYDAY Magazine.
Dan Darling is a native of Albuquerque. He spent the last twenty years wandering across the United States, Europe, China, and Australia, working as a circus performer, an IRS agent, a café manager, a bartender, a writer, and a magician. He earned his MFA in creative writing and now teaches at Grinnell College in Iowa.
Poet, playwright, and a founding editor of IKON magazine, Susan Sherman has published four collections of poetry; a poetry, essay and short fiction collection, The Color of the Heart, Writing from Struggle and Change (Curbstone, 1990) and a memoir, America’s Child: A Woman’s Journey through the Radical Sixties (Curbstone Press, 2007.) She has had twelve plays produced off-off Broadway. Her translation of Shango de Ima (Doubleday) won eleven AUDELCO awards for the Nuyorican Poets Cafe production in 1996. Among her many awards are a NYFA fellowship for creative nonfiction, a NYFA Fellowship in poetry and a Puffin Foundation Grant.
The reading will also include DimeStories, 3-minute stories read by
the author, from Merimee Moffitt, Lauren Baldwin, and Dee Cohen.
Merimée Moffitt is the co-host of Duke City DimeStories– which hosts a monthly open mic on the Third Thursdays of every month. Merimée, pronounced like Desiree, arrived in NM from Portland in 1970 in a car full of men, her dog, her frying pan, cutting board, and a handful of baubles. She has an MA from UNM in English earned while teaching and raising four kids with her husband, Randy. Her first home in NM was a growers’ cabin in a valley below Vallecitos.
Dee Cohen is a writer now living in the Albuquerque area. Her poems have been recently published in the New Mexico journals Malpais Review, Adobe Walls, andMas Tequila Review. She is a frequent participant in Albuquerque’s DimeStories Open Mic. Dee is also a photographer and has been showcasing photos–the beautiful, the intriguing, the curious and the quirky images of Albuquerque–on DukeCityFix.com.
To recap what’s going down for you -
The date and time: Wednesday, June 13th, 7:30 pm
The location: The Projects, 3614 High Street NE, Albuquerque NM
(Just East of Edith and North of Candelaria, through the open garage doors)
Hope you can make it!
- Rich Boucher