Carr Reading Series is proud to be a sponsor of the second annual Pygmalion Literary Festival will be held in select venues in Urbana and Champaign, including the Krannert Art Museum, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Mike 'n Molly's Pub, and the Canopy Club. Featured authors include Peter Orner, Audrey Petty, Jennifer Percy, Richard Siken, Jamaal May, Tarfia Faizullah, Rachel Cantor, Alissa Nutting, and more! A literary bookfair featuring presses and journals from around the Midwest will be held at the Esquire Lounge on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. For more information, visit thepygmalionfestival.com.
Featured authors are Amy Sayre Baptista, Carlos Matos, Millicent Borges Accardi, and Paula Neves. Kale Soup for the Soul is a literary reading series featuring Portuguese-American writers reading work about family, food and culture.
Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton, 2012), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, New England Review, Ploughshares, Slate, The Believer, Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter and The New Republic. Her poetry comic crown of sonnets with Eryn Cruft, The Wrong Side of Rapture, was released through Ninth Letter in the summer of 2013. She is also a co-author with Brynn Saito of a collaborative chapbook, Bright Power, Dark Peace (Diode Editions, 2013). She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Kansas State University.
The Carr Reading Series is made possible by a generous gift from benefactors Robert J. and Katherin Carr. All Carr Series events are free and open to the public.
Other recent visiting writers and poets in the series have included Sara Levine, Ginger Andrews, Ladan Osman, Roger Reeves, and Micheline Aharonian Marcom.
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