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[DC area]: Sandra Beasley & Susan Settlemyre Williams: 9/15/08

[not a PA listing, but Word Works events deserve our support]

Monday, September 15, 7:30 PM: Poets Sandra Beasley and Susan Settlemyre Williams will read at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD for the Cafe Muse Literary Series.

SANDRA BEASLEY won the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize for her book Theories of Falling, selected by Marie Howe. Her poems have appeared in Slate, 32 Poems, Blackbird, Best New Poets, Online Writing: The Best of the First Ten Years, and the Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel (Second Story). She is an editor for The American Scholar in Washington, D.C.

SUSAN SETTLEMYRE WILLIAMS’ first full-length collection, Ashes in Midair, won the 2007 Poetry Book Contest from Many Mountains Moving, selected by Yusef Komunyakaa. She also has a chapbook, Possession, out from Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in Mississippi Review, Shenandoah, Sycamore Review and Best New Poets 2006. She is book review editor and associate literary editor of Blackbird.

Café Muse opens at 7 pm with classical guitar by Michael Davis. Our sponsor, the Village of Friendship Heights, will offer free refreshments. Adele Steiner hosts, and the evening concludes with a brief open mic reading from audience members. The Center is a 5-minute walk from the Western Avenue exit of the Friendship Heights Metro stop. Call 301-656-2797 for directions.

The Word Works is a nonprofit literary organization publishingcontemporary poetry in artistic editions and sponsoring public programs for over 30 years. More info can be found at http://wordworksdc.com/

1 comment:

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I have hear of Sandra Beasley i first read one of her pieces in Best New Poets. I think shes an amazing poet and has a beautiful soul.

Her poetry pieces are so unique and they draw you in. I absolutely love her writing.

As for Susan Settlemyre Williams, i haven't hear of her before and i usually read Best New Poets i just havent come across her maybe i accidentally missed or skipped out on her! What a shame.. ill have to look her up!

Thanks for the post!