Come hear Sharon Chmielarz, Connie Wanek, and Bryan Thao Worra read round-robin style at Nina’s Café, above Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books in St. Paul (corner of Selby and Western) 7pm-8pm on Wednesday, October 1, 2008.
The event is FREE and open to the public. The reading is part of the Nina’s Café “Verse and Converse” Series, and has the support of Common Good Books.
Sharon Chmielarz has had four books of poetry published and one chapbook. She also has poems appearing this year in The Laurel Review, The Iowa Review, The Hudson Review, Water~Stone, Whispering Shade, Kalliope, Ascent, Margie, and So to Speak. Her book The Other Mozart has been made into a two-part opera.
Connie Wanek is the author of two books of poems: Bonfire (1997) and Hartley Field (2002). She was also co-editor of the anthology, To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-Territorial Days to the Present (2006). Her third book of poems, On Speaking Terms, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2009. Ted Kooser named her a 2006 Witter Bynner Fellow of the Library of Congress. She lives in Duluth.
Bryan Thao Worra is a Laotian-American poet whose first full-length collection, On the Other Side of the Eye, was released by Sam’s Dot in August. His poetry appears internationally, and he is a recent Minnesota State Arts Board grantee.
See the complete schedule of upcoming readings at READINGS at http://www.toddbosspoet.com/.