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MadFridays Presents Stoner & Heinlen
September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us as we kick off the first MadFriday Reading of the season on Friday, September 15th at 7:00 p.m. with a reading by Michelle Stoner and Amy Lee Heinlen!
Michelle Stoner is the author of the poetry collection Flats and Riots (WordTech, 2008) and was a finalist for the 2015 Robin Becker chapbook prize. Her poems have appeared in 5AM, Bloom, The Collared Peccary, and Weave Magazine, among others. Stoner holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from Carlow University, where she has taught in the departments of English and Women’s and Gender Studies. She is a poetry instructor in the Madwomen in the Attic Creative Writing Workshops, a sound engineer for Prosody, NPR-affiliate WESA’s weekly show featuring the work of national writers, and works as a program manager at Carnegie Mellon University.
Amy Lee Heinlen’s poems appear in Wicked Alice, Rogue Agent, Pittsburgh’s City Paper, Olentangy Review, Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse and elsewhere. Her poem, “Light, Blue,” was awarded the 2016 Laurie Mansell Reich Academy of American Poets prize and appears on poets.org. Amy Lee earned her MFA in Creative Writing and a certificate in publishing from Chatham University, where her manuscript, My Heart does a Cannonball, received the Best Thesis in Poetry award. She’s an Assistant Editor for Pittsburgh Poetry Review, a member of the Madwomen in the Attic, and an occasional book reviewer for Coal Hill Review and Catholic Library World. An academic librarian, she lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.
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*MadFridays is a reading series sponsored by the Madwomen in the Attic. It is co-curated by Laurin Wolf and Kara Knickerbocker.