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Ladder Literary Event: Nasty Women Poets Reading
June 13, 2018 @ EST 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Admission is free
Shirley J. Brewer was born, raised and educated in Rochester – and she still has the accent to prove it! Shirley serves as poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts & Technology in Baltimore, MD, and earned an MBA from the Maryland Bartending Academy. Recent poems garnish Barrow Street, Poetry East, Slant, Spillway, and other journals. Her books include A Little Breast Music, After Words, and Bistro in Another Realm.
Elizabeth Johnston’s poetry and prose appear in The Atlantic, Room, Women Studies Quarterly, Feminist Formations, New Verse News, McSweeney’s, and many other journals and collections. She recently co-edited Tuesdays at Six, a collection of poetry and prose by Rochester-based breast cancer survivors. Elizabeth is a founding member of Straw Mat Writers, a member of Just Poets of Rochester, and a professor of writing and gender studies at Monroe Community College. Her website is http://strawmatwriters.weebly.com/elizabeth-johnston.html.
Diane Kendig’s five poetry collections include, most recently, Prison Terms. A recipient of Ohio Arts Council Fellowships in Poetry and other awards, she has published poetry and prose in journals such as J Journal, Under the Sun, and Wordgathering. Her website is dianekendig.com