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HVWC Published Student Reading with Poets: Ellen June Wright, Alice G. Waldert, Jill Michelle & Donna Vorreyer & Prose Writers Sara McLanahan Edlin, Lynne Reitman, & Misty Yarnall (Via Zoom)

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free – $100.00

Join Jennifer Franklin, Program Director, & Sophia Bannister, Programming Assistant & Social Media Director, as we welcome seven HVWC students as they read from their recently published poetry & prose. 

We are so proud of our featured poets: Ellen June Wright, Alice G. Waldert, Jill Michelle & Donna Vorreyer & our featured prose writers Sara McLanahan Edlin, Lynne Reitman, & Misty Yarnall. Please help us celebrate their recent publications with them.

NB: This reading will take place on Zoom only. The link will be sent to the email that you use to register as soon as you reserve a spot. (Please check your spam folder and save the link to your calendar.) It will also be sent to you the day of the reading for your convenience.

Ellen June Wright is an American poet with British and Caribbean roots. Her work has been published in national and international online and print journals including the Naugatuck River Review, New York Quarterly, Plume, Atlanta Review, Solstice, Tar River Poetry, Paterson Literary Review, Gordon Square Review, The South Carolina Review, Obsidian, Caribbean Writer and Tulsa Review. Much of her daily writing practice examines American history through the lens of the African American experience. She also writes about mother-daughter relationships, violence against the Black body, coming of age, nature and faith. She is a Cave Canem and Hurston/Wright alumna. She received six Pushcart Prize nominations between 2021 and 2022. You may follow her on https://twitter.com/EllenJuneWrites and https://www.instagram.com/ellenjunewrites/

Jill Michelle’s latest poems appear/are forthcoming in Brink, New Ohio Review, The Orchards Poetry Journal, SWWIM and Valley Voices. Her poem, “On Our Way Home,” won the 2023 NORward Prize for Poetry. She teaches at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Find more of her work at byjillmichelle.com.

Donna Vorreyer is the author of To Everything There Is (2020), Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (2016) and A House of Many Windows (2013), all from Sundress Publications. She creates and writes in the Chicago area, and her art and photography are featured or forthcoming in North American Review, Waxwing, Pithead Chapel, Thimble Literary Magazine and other journals. She lives in the Chicago suburbs where she hosts the monthly online reading series A Hundred Pitchers of Honey.

Alice G. Waldert is a German-Canadian poet, short story writer, and visual artist. Her latest poetry has appeared in national and international online and print journals including the anthology “Addiction,” Mistake House, Arc Poetry, Muleskinner, Misfit Magazine, Prometheus Dreaming, Survivor Lit and others. She has poems forthcoming in the Evening Street Review and a short story in the anthology There’s No Place. She lived in Westchester New York for sixteen years before the pandemic and now lives in Ottawa, Canada, where she works on her poetry, short stories, and takes art classes. Follow her on IG @Alicegwaldert.

Misty Yarnall received her BA in Creative Writing from Purchase College. Currently, she works as the Administrative and Communications Coordinator and the Youth Programs Coordinator at the Hudson Valley Writers Center. She has facilitated workshops for writers of all ages through nonprofit organizations such as Writers & Books, the Howard County Arts Council, the Hudson Valley Writers Center, the REV Theatre Company, and a handful of libraries and homeschool co-ops. Her writing can be found in literary journals including Prime Number Magazine, KAIROS Literary Journal, and COALESCE Community. She serves on the Board of Directors of Breadcrumbs Production and the Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic (TAMA).


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July 30
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free – $100.00
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