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STILL UNTITLED: A Quarterly Literary Salon
Saturday, November 10th@ Cindergarden
4823 Baltimore Ave
doors at 6:30
featured readers begin at 7pm sharp
Then, after an intermission, the salon will continue to the open reading portion of the evening.
All are encouraged to bring work of their own or some of their favorite work by others to share
(about 5-10min worth of reading). Names will be placed in the hat and selected until the event
ends at 9:30pm.
If you can, please bring food or drink to share. As always, the event is free, but this time we
will pass a hat to contribute to the travel costs of the featured readers.
Featured readers joining us from Newark and Pittsburgh:
Sara J. Grossman holds an MFA in poetry from
Rutgers-Newark. She was the recipient of a 2012 Hedgebrook residency,
the 2011 Betty Gabehart Prize in poetry, and fellowships from the New
York State Writers Institute and the West Chester Poetry Center. Her
poems have been published in Cincinnati Review and Memorious.
She is currently a doctoral student in American Studies at Rutgers-Newark, where she works on the development of the American
industrial and postindustrial metropolis.
Adriana E. Ramirez is a nonfiction writer and performance poet with
over fifteen years experience in theater, spoken word, and advocacy.
Once ranked the 26th slam poet in the world (iwps 2006), she helped
found and co-hosted the Latino/Indigenous Showcase at the National
Poetry Slam; she now serves as creative director of Pittsburgh Poetry
Collective and slammaster of the Steel City Slam. Her poems and
writings have appeared on the internet, on subway station walls, and
occasionally, on pieces of dead wood. She loves technology and
refreshments—mineral water, limes, and cheap Mexican food. Adriana
lives in Pittsburgh, where she is writing a book about her death
fantasies, Colombia, and the way we tell stories around violence. She
roots for el tricolor in the World Cup and teaches in the English
Department at The University of Pittsburgh.