Augury Books Launch Party

October 21, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us this evening to help ring in two new Augury titles: You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, the third full-length collection of poetry by Arisa White, and Say Something Nice About Me, Sara Schaff's debut collection of short stories. White and Schaff will be joined by guest readers r. erica doyle and Anna Solomon, and refreshments will be provided. Come say hello and enjoy an evening of quality readings in good company!

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Arisa White is a Cave Canem fellow, an MFA graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the author of the chapbooks Black Pearl and Post Pardon, the second of which was adapted into an opera, as well as the full-length collections Hurrah’s Nest and A Penny Saved. Arisa has received residencies, fellowships, or scholarships from Headlands Center for the Arts, Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, Rose O’Neill Literary House, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Hedgebrook, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Prague Summer Program, Fine Arts Work Center, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She is a 2013-2014 recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation and a BFA faculty advisor at Goddard College in Vermont.

Sara Schaff’s writing has appeared in FiveChapters, Hobart, Southern Indiana Review, Carve Magazine, The Rumpus and elsewhere. She graduated from Brown University, received her MFA from the University of Michigan, and has taught at Oberlin College, the University of Michigan, and in China, Colombia, and Northern Ireland, where she also studied storytelling.

r. erica doyle has taught community and university-based workshops to writers of all ages for over 20 years. Her debut collection, proxy, won the 2014 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry, Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Gay and Lesbian Writers, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem fellow, she has received grants and awards from the Hurston/ Wright Foundation, the Astraea Lesbian Writers Fund, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Anna Solomon is the author of the novels Leaving Lucy Pear and The Little Bride and a two-time winner of the Pushcart Prize. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, One Story, Ploughshares, Slate, Tablet, The Boston Globe, and MORE. Coeditor with Eleanor Henderson of Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers, Solomon has taught writing at Brown University, Sackett Street, Grub Street, the University of Iowa, and the 92d Street Y. She was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.

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