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      April 22, 2020

      Wednesday   6:30 PM

      3535 Old 41 Highway
      Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

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      Celebration of Poetry

      Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month and National Library Week with a panel of distinguished poets and writers. Moderated by Cheryl Stiles of Kennesaw State University, panelists include:

      Katie Fesuk – Katie Fesuk was a 2006 Georgia Author of the Year Award nominee for her chapbook, If Not an Apple (La Vita Poetica Press). She is a teacher and Poet in Residence at The Walker School. Her poems can be found online in Stirring, Kennesaw Review, The Apple Valley Review and Sea Stories and in print journals such as Slant, The Chattahoochee Review, Water-Stone, Rock & Sling, No Tell Motel, Atlanta Review and wicked alice.

      Rupert Fike – Rupert Fike’s second collection of poems, Hello the House, was named one of the “Books All Georgians Should Read, 2018” by The Georgia Center for the Book. It also won the Haas Poetry Prize from Snake Nation Press. He was named Finalist as Georgia Author of the Year after the publication of his first collection, Lotus Buffet. His stories and poems have appeared in The Southern Poetry Review, Scalawag MagazineThe Georgetown ReviewA&U America’s AIDS MagazineThe Alabama Literary QuarterlyThe Buddhist Poetry ReviewThe Cortland ReviewNatural Bridge,The Chattahoochee Review and others.

      Christopher Martin – Christopher Martin, the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year in Memoir, is author of This Gladdening Light, published by Mercer University Press and recipient of the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction. He is also author of three poetry chapbooks and recipient of the George Scarbrough Prize for Poetry.  Chris teaches English at Kennesaw State and creative nonfiction at the Appalachian Young Writers Workshop.

      Jenny Sadre-Orafai – Jenny Sadre-Orafai is the author of four poetry chapbooks–Weed Over Flower, What Her Hair Says About Her, Dressing the Throat Plate, and Avoid Disaster. Her poetry has appeared in H_NGM_N, Gargoyle, Rhino, Redivider, PANK, Mount Hope, Sixth Finch, iO: A Journal of New American Poetry, and other journals. Her creative nonfiction has been published in The Los Angeles Review, South Loop Review, and The Rumpus. She co-founded and co-edits the literary journal Josephine Quarterly. Jenny is the Executive Director of the GA Writers Association and is an Associate Professor of English at Kennesaw State University.

      Valerie Smith …bio to come.

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