Pen and Brush Presents…March
Pen and Brush Presents… is a reading series curated by Kate Angus for Pen and Brush. The series supports the work small press editors do in identifying excellent writing, as well as supporting the writing itself, by featuring exciting new work by established and emerging authors. Each month, “Pen and Brush Presents…” will feature readings by three writers, each one selected by editors at a press, journal, or organization with a strong female editorial presence.
Join us for our second reading of 2017, featuring the work of:
Jenny Johnson, representing Sarabande Books editor Ariel Lewiton. Jenny Johnson is the author of In Full Velvet, published by Sarabande Books in 2017. Her many honors include a 2015 Whiting Award and a 2016-17 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. She has also received awards and scholarships from the Blue Mountain Center, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2012, New England Review, Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, and elsewhere. After earning a BA/MT in English Education from the University of Virginia, she taught public school for several years in San Francisco, and she spent ten summers on the staff of the UVA Young Writer’s Workshop. She earned an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University’s low-residency MFA program.
Anna Marschalk-Burns, representing Slice and the magazine's creative director Celia Blue Johnson. Anna Marschalk-Burns is the co-creator and co-host of The Hustle, a writers' conversation series at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn in which three writers do a brief reading then talk about how they hustle—what hours they keep, how they pay the bills, how they read, the importance of community and more. A writer and educator, she is a MFA candidate at Brooklyn College.
Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Awl, Best New Poets 2010 and Best New Poets 2014. Her poetry collection, So Late to the Party, was published by Negative Capability Press in 2016.
The event is free and open to the public; RSVPs to <RSVP@penandbrush.org> are encouraged but not required.