September 16th Special Event
Poetry Reading Event
September 16th, 2016 / 7-9pm
Readings by AKaiser, Joanna Oltman Smith and Elizabeth Trundle

You can read AKaiser's work in ROAR, Temenos Journal, The Amsterdam Quarterly and elsewhere. She was a 2014 Wasafiri New Writing Prize finalist for her poem, At the speed of light, squared. This past year, she organized a multi-lingual poetry reading in Barcelona at Vintage Works and, in collaboration with Station Independent Projects, is the curator of tri-annual readings at the gallery. Recently, she was thrilled to live a week at The Home School.

Joanna Oltman Smith was born and raised in Berkeley in the Age of Aquarius until college brought her East. She resides in Brooklyn where she's a full-time mother, urbanist, and community activist serving on her local Community Board and civic committees addressing issues ranging from transportation to police/community relations to parks. Her poetry often intersects with her political interests. Anna Deavere Smith selected her to participate in the groundbreaking Mattering Forum, an arts-based exploration of American policing. Her poem "The Beauty of Uncertainty" recently received an Honorable Mention from Indiana Humanities on the occasion of the Indy 500's centenary.

Elizabeth Trundle is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in numerous publications including The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Nervous Breakdown. Her e-book, Seventies Gold, is available on Amazon. She tells stories live, and has won the Moth StorySLAM in New York City. She skirts the literary-spiritual abyss on her website, itchybanquet.com