A City Full of Literary Talent

The cornerstone of our community is our reading series. Held monthly in local bars, cafes, and other small businesses around the city, the series gives both emerging and established writers in a variety of genres the opportunity to read their work aloud and hear the work of their peers in a comfortable environment, without the formal structure of more traditional outlets. Each reading event features one celebrated writer from the region (including Pulitzer Prize winners and poet laureates) alongside up to nine local writers in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Featured readers read up to 15 minutes, while our regular readers read for five minutes each, giving the audience a taste of their writing style.

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Jennifer Atkinson

Jennifer Atkinson is the author of five collections of poetry -The Dogwood Tree, which won the University of Alabama Poetry Prize, The Drowned City, winner of the Samuel French Morse Prize, Drift Ice, Canticle of the Night Path, and The Thinking Eye. Her poetry and nonfiction can be seen in Poetry, Field, The Yale Review, The Missouri Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Shenandoah, The Iowa Review, Image, and elsewhere. Both her poetry and her nonfiction have been honored with Pushcart Prizes.

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