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      April 27, 2019

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      9660 Brewerton Road
      Brewerton, New York 13029

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      Eight Poets Reading at BCA

      Please come to the lovely and historic Brewerton Center for the Arts to enjoy a special evening of Poetry Reading by the distinguished group of eight professors and instructors from SUNY Oswego. 

      "Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks." ~Plutarch

      Doors open at 6:30pm
      Reading begins at 7:00pm

      $5.00 donation

      All Ages welcome. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

      SUNY Oswego Poets’ Bios:

      Laura Donnelly

      Laura Donnelly’s first book of poetry, Watershed, won the Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize and was a finalist for the University of Wisconsin Press’s Brittingham and Pollak Prizes. Her poems have appeared in publications such as Indiana Review, Missouri Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and Passages North. Her poem “The Carolina Wren” was selected by the Academy of American Poets for their “Poem a Day” project. Donnelly also reviews books for Kenyon Review Online.
      Originally from Michigan, Donnelly received her MFA from Purdue University and her PhD in English/Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the national literary journal Third Coast. Her work has also been supported by fellowships and scholarships from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Sewanee Writers Conference.
      Donnelly is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at SUNY Oswego, where she teaches poetry writing, directs the visiting writer’s series, advises the student literary journal, and enjoys taking students to London through study abroad ventures. She lives in Oswego with her husband, Ben, and a calico cat named Sue.

      Kenneth Nichols

      Kenneth Nichols earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Ohio State. His poetry and prose have been published in a wide range of journals, including Anthropology and Humanism, Main Street Rag, Literary Orphans, Skeptical Inquirer, and PopMatters. His craft website Great Writers Steal has helped thousands of writers. He is currently publishing Young Adult and Contemporary Romance novels under the name Allison Rhodes. He teaches English composition at SUNY Oswego where he is also a Writing Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

      Stephanie Pritchard

      Stephanie Pritchard is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the English and Creative Writing department at the State University of New York at Oswego. She teaches poetry writing, digital storytelling, and English composition courses, and is Assistant Director for Writing Across the Curriculum. She is the recipient of the Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to teaching and writing, Stephanie enjoys going for long walks with her two beagles, instructing group exercise classes at the Oswego YMCA, and showing her daughter how to blow raspberries.

      Christopher Citro

      Christopher Citro is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books). His awards include a 2019 fellowship from Ragdale Foundation and a 2018 Pushcart Prize for Poetry. Recent poetry appears in Ploughshares, Crazyhorse, The Missouri Review, Gulf Coast, Best New Poets, Narrative, Pleiades, Blackbird, and Alaska Quarterly Review. His creative nonfiction appears in Boulevard, Quarterly West, The Florida Review, Passages North, and Colorado Review. Christopher received his MFA from Indiana University and teaches at SUNY Oswego, The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and at The Downtown Writers Center in Syracuse.

      Charlie Itzin

      Charlie Itzin is a poet from Fair Haven. His work has appeared in New Letters, Cincinnati Poetry Review, Nimrod, The Massachusetts Review and Sou’wester among others. He recently retired from SUNY Oswego where he taught creative writing and English and was a recipient of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He currently heads the Fair Haven Writer’s workshop at the Fair Haven Arts Center. He has his MFA from the University of Oregon and was a member of the undergraduate writer’s workshop at Iowa.

      Tim McCoy

      Tim McCoy holds an MFA from Syracuse University and has had pieces published in Ekphrasis, Interim, Stone Canoe, and other places. He teaches English composition classes at SUNY Oswego and classes in the Accelerated Learning Program at Onondaga Community College. He lives and practices neo-shamanism in the Syracuse area.

      Devon Moore

      Devon Moore lives in Syracuse and currently teaches Critical Research Writing at Syracuse University and Introduction to Poetry at SUNY Oswego. A former Syracuse University Fellow, she is the author of the books All Throats Sound Animal (Cider Press Review, 2018), which won the 2017 Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, and Apology of a Girl Who Is Told She Is Going to Hell (Mayapple Press, 2015), which was a finalist for the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Meridian, The Cortland Review, New Ohio Review, Juked, and elsewhere.

      Steven M. Smith

      Steven M. Smith’s poems have appeared in publications such as Kansas Quarterly, Rattle, Chiron Review, West Wind Review, Cold Mountain Review, Poem, Old Red Kimono, Plainsongs, Poetrybay, Ibbetson Street Press, and Mudfish. He has poetry forthcoming in Pisgah Review. He received his BA from SUNY Oswego in English/Writing Arts and his MA from Binghamton University in English/Creative Writing. He is the Writing Center director at SUNY Oswego. He lives in North Syracuse with his wife, Deborah, and their Shetland sheepdog Duncan. He is originally from Central Square.

      Cost: $5.00 donation at the door

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