September 18 ! 6:00pm – 8:00pm ! Valyntina Grenier ! Karen Brennan ! Jane Miller

Live at the Conrad Wilde Gallery 439 N. 6th Ave. #171 Tucson Az.

The writers, their writing, and voices will also be posted here beginning September 1st!

Life-long Press will be producing a limited number of handmade chapbooks featuring writing by each of the authors!

Valyntina Grenier is a poet and visual artist. She is editor-in-chief of Life-long Press and backroomlive.wordpress.com. Valyntina’s visual art can be viewed at harriethomemaker.wordpress.com. She blogs at lifelongpress.blogspot.com.

Karen Brennan is the author of five books, most recently a poetry collection, The Real Enough World (Wesleyan University Press, 2006) and stories, The Garden in Which I Walk (FC2, 2004). Her memoir Being With Rachel was published by WW Norton in 2002 and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the publisher. A recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and an AWP award, her fiction, poetry and nonfiction have appeared in anthologies from Norton, University of Georgia Press, Graywolf, Michigan, Longman, and Penguin, among others. She is a Professor of English at the University of Utah where she teaches in the graduate creative writing program and has served as faculty at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers since 1992.

MIDNIGHTS, poetry and prose poems by Jane Miller, is Saturnalia Press artist/poet Collaboration Series, #4, 2008, with visual art contributed by Beverly Pepper and an introduction by C.D. Wright. Miller’s other recent work is the book-length sequence, A PALACE OF PEARLS (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), which received the 2006 Audre Lorde Prize in Poetry.

She is a recipient of a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award for Poetry, as well as a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. A resident of Tucson, she is Professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at The University of Arizona, having served as the program’s director 1999-2003.

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