Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hearing Voices with Stephanie Kartalopoulos and Stacey Lynn Brown

Join us at Orr Street Studios at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, for readings of poetry by Stephanie Kartalopoulos and Stacey Lynn Brown.


Stacey Lynn Brown was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and studied at Emory University, Oxford University, and The University of Oregon, where she received her MFA in poetry. A poet, playwright, and essayist, her work has appeared in various literary journals, including Crab Orchard Review, Poetry Daily, The Cortland Review, Natural Bridge, Sou’wester, and The Southern Quarterly, as well as the anthology From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great. Her book-length poem in sections, Cradle Song, was published by C&R Press in January, 2009. Poems from Cradle Song have won awards from The Poetry Center of Chicago and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, where she lives with her husband, poet Adrian Matejka, and their daughter.

Stephanie Kartalopoulos is a creative writing fellow in poetry at the University of Missouri, where she also is studying toward a PhD in creative writing and literature. She holds an MFA In creative writing from the University of Florida and a BA in English from Harvard and has taught at Boston University, Lesley University, the educational non-profit Year Up, Cambridge College and The University of Florida in addition to Mizzou. Stephanie's poems appear in and are forthcoming from a variety of journals that include 32 Poems, Phoebe, Harpur Palate, Waccamaw, Barn Owl Review, Subtropics, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Fifth Wednesday and St. Katherine's Review.

Orr Street Studios is located at 106 Orr St. in downtown Columbia, Mo. Join us every Tuesday evening during the academic year for literary readings and visual-arts presentations.

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