AN EVENING OF POETRY with DEREK MONG, KEITH EKISS and DEAN RADER
Reading from Their Debut Collections
Tuesday, April 12 at 7 PM
We are pleased to offer a very special evening of poetry, featuring three amazing poets reading from their debut collections:
Derek Mong is an award-winning poet and author of Other Romes (Saturnalia Books, 2011). His awards include The Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Choice Prize, two Pushcart nominations, Alehouse's Happy Hour Poetry Award, and two Hopwoods. His poems, translations and prose have appeared in numerous publications, including The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, The Kenyon Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, and TriQuarterly.
Keith Ekiss is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford (2005-2007), and the author of Pima Road Notebook (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010). His poems have appeared in Blackbird, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, New England Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Petrified Forest National Park.
Dean Rader is a writer, blogger, poet, and professor at the University of San Francisco. He won two major poetry prizes in 2010: The Sow's Ear Review poetry prize for his poem "Hesiod in Oklahoma, 1934," and the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for his debut collection Works & Days.
JACQUELINE WINSPEAR will read from
A Lesson in Secrets: A Maisie Dobbs Novel
Thursday, April 14 at 7 PM
Maisie Dobbs' first assignment for the British Secret Service takes her undercover to Cambridge as a professor, and leads to the investigation of a murderous web of activities being conducted by the up-and-coming Nazi party.
When the college's controversial pacifist founder and principal, Greville Liddicote, is murdered, Maisie is directed to stand back as Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane and Detective Chief Inspector Richard Stratton spearhead the investigation. She soon discovers, however, that the circumstances of Liddicote's death seem inextricably linked to the suspicious comings and goings of faculty and students under her surveillance.
“As the storm clouds of World War II gather on the horizon, this pivotal chapter in the life of Maisie Dobbs foreshadows new challenges and powerful enemies facing the psychologist and investigator - and will engage new readers and loyal fans of this 'outstanding' series.” — Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review