Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 8th: John Keene reads at Powell's North Book Store


poet and author, JOHN KEENE

2850 N. LINCOLN (773) 248-1444

Please join us at the next Powell's North reading on Monday November 8th, at 7:00 p.m. for a reading featuring the poet and author John Keene. John will be joined by Mary Kiolbasa and Erin Messer, both students from the MFA in Writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

John Keene is the author of the acclaimed experimental novel Annotations (New Directions), and Seismosis (1913 Press), a collection of poetry with artwork by Christopher Stackhouse. He has published his fiction, poetry, essays and translations in a wide array of journals, including African-American Review, Gay and Lesbian Review, Hambone, New American Writing, AGNI, and Ploughshares. Keene is the recipient of fellowships from the Artists Foundation of Massachusetts, the New York Times Foundation, Yaddo, and the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference. A graduate of NYU, John is a longtime member of the Dark Room Writers Collective of Cambridge and Boston and a Graduate Fellow of Cave Canem. He is currently an Associate Professor of English and African American Studies and the Director of the English Major in Writing Program at Northwestern University.

For information about Powell's North please contact: Meg Barboza, megbarboza@gmail.com

Powell's North is a project of the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Readings are made possible by the generous support of the SAIC and Powell's Book Store. Upcoming readings available at http://powellsnorth.blogspot.com/ Blogspot courtesy of Michelle Taransky.