Posted February 11, 2021.

Art Center East, Writing Project with Megan Alpert

February 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Art Center East
69532 Ruckle Rd
Amelia Díaz Ettinger

February 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Virtual Event

Join us for an online reading with poet Megan Alpert.

Megan is a poet and journalist whose 2020 poetry collection, The Animal at Your Side, won The Airlie Prize and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Quarterly West, Cincinnati Review, Denver Quarterly, and many others. As a journalist, she has reported for The Atlantic, Smithsonian, The Guardian, and Foreign Policy.

“The Animal at Your Side spans worlds – Eastern Europe, China, Ecuador, folktale, and myth – all of these worlds equally sinister and haunting. In poems where we feel “the whirr-click of war beginning . . .” the poet learns that the best way to survive is to become “the same color as rocks, water, / anything I walked past, / see-through.” This is Megan Alpert’s gift to us – radical empathy – so we can shape-shift through these worlds as she has. This is a collection I’ll read time and again, and I know I will grow with each reading.” – Shaindel Beers, author of Secure Your Own Mask

The event will conclude with a community open mic. The moderator will take sign-ups beginning at 6:45 PM on a first-come basis (limit 10 readers each with a 5-minute reading limit).

Virtual: Live via Zoom. The link: EOU.ZOOM.US/J/94040948548

Dates: Every 3rd Wednesday

Facilitators: Nancy Knowles & Amelia Ettinger

Cost: Free Admission

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