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Literary House

Summer Literary Salon #2


Date: 4:30pm EDT June 27

Our second Literary Salon of Summer 2017 will feature readings from fiction-writer Jen Michalski and poet Laura Swearingen-Steadwell (our 2017 Cave Canem Summer Resident), as well as music from Harp & Soul! Join us for an afternoon of poetry & prose, local music, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life.

Jen Michalski is the author of the novels The Summer She Was Under Water (2016, QFP) and The Tide King (Black Lawrence Press 2013), a couplet of novellas, Could You Be With Her Now (Dzanc 2013), and two collections of fiction (From Here, 2014; and Close Encounters, 2007). Her work has appeared in more than 80 publications, including Poets & Writers. In 2013, she was named as “One of 50 Women to Watch” in 2013 by The Baltimore Sun and “Best Writer” by Baltimore Magazine. She is the host of the reading series Starts Here! and editor of the journal jmww.

Laura Swearingen-Steadwell is a poet and editor living in Brooklyn. She won the 2016 Cave Canem Northwestern University Poetry Prize, and her second book, All Blue So Late, will be published by Northwestern University Press in November. She is a Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow, and a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Laura Swearingen-Steadwell is the 2017 Cave Canem Summer Resident at the Rose O’Neill Literary House.

Harp & Soul …more coming soon!