Twp #25 reading ft. Janowitz, Smith
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Twp #25 reading ft. Janowitz, Smith

Thirty West is honored to bring our reading series to Saint Joseph's University. We are ecstatic to host SJU alum, Krisann Janowitz, and New Jersey-based fiction writer, Bud Smith, to McShain Hall.

Details:

Open mic will precede the features. Each reader/performer is allotted 5 mins to read poetry, fiction, or even perform a song if you please.

After the featured readers, there will be an open-ended, brief Q&A. Anything about publishing, writing, and more is open to being discussed.

Light refreshments will be provided. Books from Thirty West and the features will be available as well.

This is a free event and open to the public!
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Bios:

Krisann Janowitz has always had a passion for poetry and words. This passion has led her to graduate with her MA in Writing Studies from St. Joseph’s University in 2017. While there, she enjoyed being the Editor-in-Chief for her program's literary magazine, The Avenue. Some of her poems have been published in streetcake magazine, Moonstone Press, and Z Publishing's Pennsylvania's Best Emerging Poets, along with a chapbook, Home(less): A Sampling of Poems on Home & Homelessness, published by Moonstone Press. In her free time, she enjoys romping about in parks and skateparks with her burly husband and spunky Shih Tzu.

Bud Smith is the author of Teenager (Tyrant Books, 2019), Double Bird (Maudlin House, 2018), WORK (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2017), Dust Bunny City (Disorder Press, 2017), Calm Face (House of Vlad, 2016), among others. He works heavy construction building and destroying chemical plants, refineries, and generating stations. He’s on Twitter @bud_smith

Josh Dale is a bicyclist, Bengal cat dad, open mic goer, and an MA candidate at Saint Joseph's University. His work and press have appeared in Breadcrumbs Mag, Drunk Monkeys, Huffington Post, Page & Spine, vox poetica, and others. He’s the founder and editor-in-chief of Thirty West Publishing House with two chapbooks and a poetry collection, Duality Lies Beneath (Thirty West 2016). He can be found on Twitter and Instagram @jdalewrites and forthcoming website joshdale.co

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Thirty West @ CLMP's PressFest!
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Thirty West @ CLMP's PressFest!

Join us at the third annual Press Fest, an indie book fair hosted by the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Discover remarkable books from small publishing houses, find your new favorite literary magazines, and meet with emerging and established literary talents. This event will feature award-winning publishers, author signings, and opportunities to take home exceptional works of literature. Don’t miss this communal celebration of independent publishing and international literature.

Saturday, May 11
1:00pm-6:00pm
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Free

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Thirty West @ Brooklyn Book Fest
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Thirty West @ Brooklyn Book Fest

The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors plus 250 booksellers filling a vibrant outdoor Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. In 2018, BKBF-participating authors included Rumaan Alam, Martin Amis Jennifer Egan, Tayari Jones, Akwaeke Emezi, Laura Lippmann, Terry McMillan, Carmen Maria Machado, Joyce Carol Oates, Greg Pardlo, Hermione Hoby, A.M. Homes, April Ryan, Alexander Chee and Amber Tamblyn.

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Sunday, September 22
10am - 6pm

Festival Day & Literary Marketplace

Brooklyn Borough Hall and Vicinity

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Twp#24 reading ft. O'Hanlon-Rodriguez, Moran, Brzyski
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Twp#24 reading ft. O'Hanlon-Rodriguez, Moran, Brzyski

Another month, another reading. Regardless if spring has sprung or not, spring into action and see three exciting poets read their work at the one and only Big Blue Marble. As always, BYOB and 5 min max open mic to follow. See you then!
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Rachel O'Hanlon-Rodriguez is a Philadelphia based actor, poet, dancer, and teaching artist. Trained as an actor, Rachel has spent the majority of her career in theater. She has worked with a variety of local theater institutions as both a teacher and performer such as The Wilma Theatre, The Arden Theatre, Theatre Exile, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights, She is a resident artist of Power Street Theatre Company, a woman of color led organization committed to connecting communities through performance and story. She performs poetry monthly at various open mics, and in the shower. She has been a featured poet of Little Berlin Poems Night and Chimera: A Celebration of Womxn Artists.

Erin Moran is a poet and journalist based in Philadelphia. Her creative work has been published by or is forthcoming in Sword & Kettle Press, Sea Foam Mag and Half Mystic. Moran curates a quarterly literature & arts zine and reading series called Suburban Springtime. Find her at ernmrn.com or follow along on Instagram or Twitter.

Laura Brzyski is a writer, professor, and dog lover based in Philly. She holds an MA in English from Lehigh University, with certificates in medieval literature and sex, gender, & sexuality studies. She spent too many years as a high school English and Creative Writing teacher. Currently, she is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing (nonfiction) at Rutgers-University Camden, where she also teaches. Her work can be found in Entropy, The CEA Critic, Vagabond City, and The Stonecoast Review.

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