Sunday, October 24, 2010

October Castalia

How nice it is to have Castalia back in our lives! The 2010-2011 season opened with five great readings. First-year prose writer Nick VandenBos reminded us that once you learn how to ride a bike, you will never forget; first-year poet Kate Lebo left mouths watering with pumpkin pie poetry; second-year prose writer Tara Ebrahimi lamented over music festivals and hippies; UW alum Rebecca Hoogs traveled from a mythic land to the bottom of the ocean, then off to Rome; and UW professor Linda Bierds made us rethink our whole understanding of mirrors.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Next Reading: November 2

Can't get enough Castalia? Fear not! The next reading is next week, November 2. This month's line up features: UW Professor Andrew Feld, author of Citizen (HarperCollins 2004), a 2003 National Poetry Series selection chosen by Ellen Bryant Voigt, and whose poems have appeared in The Canary, The Iowa Review, Poetry, Tikkun, Triquarterly and many other journals; alumna Elissa Washuta; second year fiction writer Rebecca Ainsley; first year poet Kori Linn; and first year fiction writer Kristen Millares Young.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 8 pm
WHERE: Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Avenue East
Co-sponsored with the Richard Hugo House.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Castalia Kick Off

Come to the first Castalia of the 2010-2011 year! Featuring UW Professor Linda Bierds, four-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize and author of numerous books of poetry, including FLIGHT: New & Selected Poems, First Hand, and The Seconds, and whose poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Poetry; alum Rebecca Hoogs, recipient of the 2010 Southeast Review poetry prize for her poem “Miss Scarlett,” author of the chapbook Grenade, and curator of the Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Poetry Series, whose poems have appeared in Crazy Horse, Poetry, and other journals; 1st year MFA poet Kate Lebo, whose poems have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Crab Creek Review, and other journals, and is a poetry editor for Filter; 2nd year MFA fiction writer Tara Ebrahimi, recipient of the 2010 Mary Rouvelas Prize for Fiction; and 1st year MFA fiction writer Nick VandenBos.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 19, 8 pm.
WHERE: Richard Hugo House, 1634 Eleventh Avenue
Free and open to the public!