Wednesday November 16th 7:00—9:00 P.M.
Salt Lake Public Library Main Branch
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City UT 84111
Celebrate the release of recent issue of Sugar House Review with readings from Shanan Ballam, Star Coulbrook, Jen Hawkins, Cathy Peppers, and Mike White as part of the City Art Reading Series.
Shanan Ballam poetry has appeared in several journals, including Indiana Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Cream City Review. Her chapbook, The Red Riding Hood Papers, was released by Finishing Line Press in 2010. She teaches poetry writing and academic writing at Utah State University.
Star Coulbrooke directs the Utah State University Writing Center and is responsible for Helicon West, a bi-monthly open readings/featured readers series. Her poems are published in journals and anthologies such as Redactions: Poetry and Poetics and A Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses. Her poem, “How I Stopped Selling Life Insurance,” was named Editor’s Choice in the anthology, New Poets of the American West. Star lives in Smithfield, Utah, with her partner, Mitch, and their three labby-heelerish dogs.
Jen Hawkins is an English/Philosophy double major and Art minor at Idaho State University. Her writing and artwork have been published widely and have received numerous awards. A recovering masochist, Jen enjoys caffeining, shebeening (with all due moderation) and making stuff. She loves Joe with all her bleeding heart.
Cathy Peppers holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University, a PhD from the University of Oregon and has taught at Idaho State University since 1998. She lives with singer-songwriter Bob Picard on a one-hundred-year-old farmstead with superfluous creatures, including a blackjack of cats, two horses, a motley of chickens and a goat. Her poetry is loosely collected in a few manuscripts; the poems here are from Arts & Sciences (call it love), regressing forward and in loving detail.
Mike White poems have appeared in venues including Poetry, The New Republic, The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, The Threepenny Review, Denver Quarterly, FIELD, Witness, Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize anthology on six occasions, most recently by Sycamore Review. He is a graduate of the doctoral program in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah, and a former editor-in-chief of Quarterly West.
Most featured readings are followed by an open reading. City Art is sponsored by the Utah Arts Council, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Catalyst, the Salt Lake City Public Library, Xmission, and the Zoo, Arts, and Park Fund.
The event is free and open to the public. City Art is sponsored by the Utah Arts Council, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, Zoo, Arts, and Parks, X-mission, and audience donations.