Monday, December 21, 2009

1st Reading for 2010: January 13th!

On January 13th at 7PM, I'm reading at the Birchbark Books Reading Series at Birch Bark Books, 2115 West 21st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405  The Reading Series is sponsored by Birchbark Books and Isles Deli and features new, emerging, and established writers every month.

This is the first time I've ever formally read with Andrea Jenkins and Tammy Darrah Wenberg.  I hope to see you there! The series is every 2nd Wednesday of the month, from September through May.

The Bios:

Bryan Thao Worra  A poet, short story writer, playwright and essayist, his work appears in over 80 international publications including Bamboo Among the Oaks, Contemporary Voices of the East, Tales of the Unanticipated, Outsiders Within, Astropoetica, Hyphen, Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, Whistling Shade, and Asian American Press. His work in taught around the world and he is the author of On the Other Side of the Eye, BARROW and Winter Ink. Bryan holds a fellowship in literature from the National Endowment for the Arts and received a 2009 Asian Pacific Leadership Award from the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. 

Andrea Jenkins is an award winning poet and writer. Most recently, she was named a Givens Foundation Fellow, and won the Loft Mentor Series in 2002 and the Napa Valley Writers Conference scholarship in 2003. Her work has appeared in several local publications and she has performed with The Outward Spiral, Mama Mosaic, and many others. Andrea self-published a chapbook of poems called tributaries: poems celebrating black history; her upcoming self-published collection will be called Pieces of a Scream: New and Selected Poems. She currently is co-curator of the S.A.S.E, Carol Connolly GLBT Reading Series at Intermedia Arts. Andrea is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Hamline University and lives in Minneapolis, with her 8 cats, 3 dogs, and a parrot. (Ha! Just kidding)

Tammy Darrah Wenberg teaches writing for Metropolitan State University. She earned an MFA from Hamline University in 2006 where she is currently a doctoral candidate. Her first book of poetry, Evoked, Never Commanded, yet to be published, grew out of her thesis manuscript. She is currently working on a new book exploring the interconnectedness of two landscapes: the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where she grew up and South Vietnam, which she experienced more as an apparition, as the daughter of a veteran of the American War. She lives and writes with her family outside of Saint Paul, Minnesota

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