Join us Friday, June 16 for readings by Leona Sevick, Jim Seitz, and David Hicks. 7:00pm at the Bridge PAI (209 Monticello Road). Always free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Enjoy a complimentary glass of cider from our friends at Potter’s Craft Cider.
Leona Sevick‘s work appears in Barrow Street, Little Patuxent Review, North American Review, Potomac Review, The Journal, The Florida Review, Quiddity, among others, and in the anthologies Circe’s Lament (Accents Publishing 2015), All We Can Hold (Sage Hill Press 2016), and The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (Univ. of Arkansas Press, 2017). She is the 2017 Press 53 Poetry Award Winner for her first full-length book of poems, Lion Brothers, and the 2012 first place winner of the Split This Rock Poetry contest, judged by Naomi Shihab Nye. She is provost at Bridgewater College in Virginia.
Jim Seitz is the Richard A. and Sarah Page Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Virginia, where he directs the Academic and Professional Writing Program and teaches courses in writing, literature, and pedagogy. Seitz is the author of Motives for Metaphor–a book about teaching writing and literature–and his work in progress includes a memoir about coming to terms with his father’s death in a plane crash.
David Hicks grew up in New York, moved to Colorado in his thirties, and is now a professor at Regis University in Denver, where he also co-directs the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing. He has published stories in journals such as Glimmer Train, Colorado Review, and Saranac Review. His debut novel, White Plains, which follows the journey of Flynn Hawkins, an English professor from New York who seeks to remake his life in the wake of 9/11, has been called “an extraordinary novel” by David Lazar, “beautifully wrought, gorgeous and unforgettable” by Kathy Fish, and “a captivating debut” by Leni Zumas.