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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Alyce Miller

is the award-winning author of five books and more than 250 essays, stories, poems, and articles. Her first collection of stories, Nature of Longing, won the Flannery O’Connor Award; the second collection, Water, won the Mary McCarthy Prize; and her third collection, Sweet Love, won the Ellen Gilchrist Award. She also has a novel, Stopping for Green Lights, with Anchor Doubleday, and a recent book of nonfiction, titled SKUNK.

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