Saturday, August 23, 2008

Press Release: Oct. 22nd Hugo House Reading

Writers from Crab Creek Review’s Spring/Summer ‘08 Issue
Read at Richard Hugo House in Seattle

Seattle, Washington, August 22, 2008—Crab Creek Review celebrates its Spring/Summer ’08 Issue with an evening of poetry and fiction. Writers James Bertolino, Kathleen Flenniken, Kathleen Alcala, Marjorie Manwaring, Kay Mullen, Ronda Broatch, Brendan McBreen and Monica Schley will read from their work on Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pm, at Richard Hugo House in Seattle. The celebration will include musical selections from poet and harpist Monica Schley and drawings for signed, first edition books. The event is free and is open to the public.

Bellingham poet James Bertolino is the author of nine volumes of poetry published by Copper Canyon Press, Carnegie Mellon University Press, the QRL Award Series, among others, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 Jeanne Lohmann Poetry Prize. Co-editor of Floating Bridge Press, Kathleen Flenniken is the author of Famous, which won the 2006 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Bainbridge Island writer, Kathleen Alcala, author of five books and co-founder of The Raven Chronicles, teaches in the Whidbey Island Writers Association MFA Program. Poet and freelance writer, Marjorie Manwaring is an associate editor for the online journal, DMQ Review, and author of Magic Word (2007). Kay Mullen is the author of two full length poetry collections, Let Morning Begin (2001) and A Long Remembering: Return to Vietnam (2006). Kingston poet Ronda Broatch is the author of Some Other Eden (2005) and Shedding Our Skins (2008). Brendan McBreen is a member of Auburn’s Striped Water Poets and is published in various places, including Leading Edge and Bellowing Arc. Monica Schley is a poet, harpist, and performer whose poetry has appeared in Burnside Review and The Raven Chronicles, among others.

Celebrating its twenty-fifth year in the Pacific Northwest, Crab Creek Review is an independent literary journal with a national readership. Publishing poetry and short fiction, Crab Creek Review has recently welcomed new head editors, Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy, both Seattle area poets. Founded by Linda Clifton, the journal is proud to have been managed by women since 1983.

Annette Spaulding-Convy

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