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“Cheap Wine and Poetry” returns on Thursday, April 22, 7 p.m. at Richard
Hugo House. Not only will we celebrate National Poetry Month with a
special poetry-only reading, but it’ll also be a ladies’ night featuring
four of the best local female poets, Sara Brickman, Felicia Gonzalez,
Carol Guess and Martha Silano.

As always, the reading is free and hosted by Charla Grenz. Wine is a buck
per cup, and an open mic follows the featured readers.

Hope we’ll see you there.
The “Cheap Wine and Poetry” Crew

Hugo House

www.hugohouse.org
1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-2419
(206) 322-7030

Upcoming Readings
May 14, 9 p.m. “Cheap Beer and Prose”/ “Cheap Wine and Poetry” at the
Seattle Rep
Seattle Rep gets “cheap” with a special installment of “Cheap Beer and
Prose” in the the Rep’s Rotunda following “The Iliad.” The reading is
free, and PBR is a buck per can.

May 27, 7 p.m. “Cheap Wine and Poetry”
“Cheap Wine and Poetry” celebrates its five-year anniversary featuring
some of our favorite readers of the last five years plus the open mic
all-stars.

About the Poets

Sara Brickman is a ten-year veteran of the spoken word stage and has
competed nationally representing the youth community of Ann Arbor, the
Hampshire College Slam Collective, the Seattle Poetry Slam and the great
state of Brickmania. An instructor and student at Seattle’s Bent Writing
Institute and adult mentor for Youth Speaks, she teaches and performs
nationwide with friends such as Shira Erlichman, Karen Finneyfrock, Marty
McConnell, Buddy Wakefield, Danny Sherrard and Tara Hardy. She prefers her
ukulele tuned and her sweaters argyle. She gulps her breath-notes in
Seattle, Washington.

Felicia Gonzalez was born and raised in Cuba. An alumna of Hedgebrook
Writers Retreat, she is a recipient of a 2007 Artist Trust/Washington
State Arts Commission Fellowship. Currently, she’s flirting with flash
fiction, working on a collection of interrelated short stories entitled
“Swimming in Mercury. ”

Carol Guess is the author of six books, including the prose poetry
collections “Tinderbox Lawn” (Rose Metal Press, 2008) and “Doll Studies:
Forensics” (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming). She is Associate Professor
of English at Western Washington University, where she teaches Queer
Studies and Creative Writing.

Martha Silano is the author of two poetry collections, “What the Truth
Tastes Like” and “Blue Positive.” Her poems have appeared widely in such
places as Paris Review, AGNI, TriQuarterly and American Poetry Review, and
in over a dozen anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2009 and
Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama’s First 100 Days. Martha has been a
fellow at the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Virginia Center for the
Creative Arts, and the University of Arizona Poetry Center, and she was
the 2004 Margery Davis Boyden Writing Resident. Nominated for the Pushcart
Prize seven times, Martha teaches at Bellevue College.

More info at cheapwineandpoetry.com

Co-sponsored by Richard Hugo House.

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