11/02/2006 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Reading by Ada Limon and Richard Jackson
Location: Mellon Center Living Room on the Chatham College Campus
Ada Limon, the 2005 Autumn House contest winner. She will also be available to visit classes Thursday or Friday afternoon if professors want to order her book.
Ada Limon is originally from Sonoma, California. She received her MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from New York University. She has received a fellowship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, a grant for poetry from the New York foundation for the Arts, and the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her first collection Lucky Wreck was chosen by Jean Valentine as the winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize.
Richard Jackson is the author of 8 books of poetry, most recently Half Lives: Petrarchan Poems published by Autumn House Press, and two prize-winning books of criticism. A winner of Guggenheim, Fulbright, NEA, Witter-Bynner, and NEH Fellowships, and five Pushcart Awards, he was awarded the Slovene Order of Freedom Medal for his literary and humanitarian work in the Balkans. He teaches at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and the Prague Summer sessions.
The Gist Street readings are held monthly and feature local and national poets and writers. The series focuses on emerging writers either publishing in national journals and magazines or publishing their first or second books.
Tonight featuring authors Richard Jackson and Ada Limon.
Admission is $3. Some refreshments will be served, although this is a BYOB night.