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Literary House

Summer Literary Salon #3

Date: 4:30pm EDT July 25, 2017

Our third and final Literary Salon of Summer 2017 will feature readings from writers Elizabeth Hazen and Janine Joseph, as well as music from Sofia Ortiz! Join us for an afternoon of poetry & prose, local music, tasty food and drink, and good conversation about the literary life.


Born in Washington, D.C., Elizabeth Hazen studied English literature at Yale, then poetry as a graduate student in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. After graduating with her M.A., she remained in the Baltimore area, where she currently lives with her son. A poet and essayist, Hazen’s work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, The Normal School, and other journals. She teaches seventh and eighth grade English at Calvert School in Baltimore. Alan Squire Publishing released her first book, Chaos Theories, in April 2016. 


Janine Joseph was born and raised in the Philippines and Southern California. She is the author of Driving without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the Kundiman Poetry Prize and finalist for the 2017 Oklahoma Book Award. Her poems and essays have appeared in Kenyon Review OnlineBest New Poets, Best American Experimental Writing, Zócalo Public Square, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Her commissioned libretti for the Houston Grand Opera/HGOco include What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline, “On This Muddy Water”: Voices from the Houston Ship Channel, and From My Mother’s Mother. Janine is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University.


Sofia Ortiz is a current senior in the Written Arts department at Bard College. A lifelong resident of Chestertown, she has grown up playing music both informally and in small, intimate settings. She has also been involved with Bard’s A Cappella group, The Orcapelicans, for the last two years. Always a lover of literature and the Lit House, she is excited to perform during July’s Summer Literary Salon!

The Summer Literary Salon series is supported in part by the Douglass Wallop Fund.