Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dear Summer, Please Slow Down . . . .

Photo: K Iuppa

Looking at the calendar, I'm amazed that it's Sunday, July 27th.  In a month, I will be beginning another college semester.  I will be attending many hour long meetings, and meeting students for the first time; I will be busy with programs and events and readings.  But, for now, I'm listening to a bird's plaintive song.

It feels like it's going to rain.  Next two weeks, I will be teaching two children workshops at Writers and Books. Looking forward to these morning sessions.  The days will fly by, quicker than an eyeblink.  They always do.

Upcoming Readings:

Writers and Books:
Genesee Reading Series hosted by Wanda Schubmehl

Now in its 31st year, the Genesee Reading Series presents writers from the greater Genesee Valley region reading in the Writers and Books performance space. This month: Poets:  Claudia Stanek and Jules Nyquist. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. $3/ members/$6 public.

Claudia Stanek received an MFA from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College. She established Poetic Effect, a poetry submission preparation service for advanced poets. Her previous work experience is in marketing and public relations. Her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in Ruminate, Redactions, Euphony, The Fourth River, The Briar Cliff Review, Red Wheelbarrow, and Roanoke Review, among others.She will be reading form her recently released chapbook: You Refuse to Learn (Bright Hills Press, 2014).

Jules earned her MFA in Writing & Literature (Poetry) from  Bennington College in Vermont,  January, 2007. She took a B.A. in Creative Writing from from Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN.  Jules experiments with sound and form and continues to write poetry on the page and for performance.
Jules is the founder of the  Poetry Playhouse in Albuquerque, NM where she hosts visiting poets and conducts workshops on poetry, creative writing and the creative process.

Jules was was Program Associate for Education at the Loft Literary Center from 2000-2004 in the Open Book building in Minneapolis  and hosted the Loft's "Local-Motion" reading series. 
She  works as a Lead  Enrollment Counselor for the School of Education at Capella University.  
A native Minnesotan, Jules lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Looking forward to this!

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