Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hearing Voices with Rachel Hanson and Jamie Ferrugia

Join us at Orr Street Studios at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, for readings of prose by Rachel Hanson and poetry by Jamie Ferrugia.

Rachel Michelle Hanson grew up in Tennessee but has laid roots in the West, where she found a passion for whitewater rafting on the Colorado River and Utah’s Wasatch Range. She earned her MFA from the University of Utah and is currently a PhD candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Missouri. Her work has appeared in So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Literature and Art and Stories South, and she is the former creative nonfiction editor of Quarterly West Literary Journal.

James O. Ferrugia (Jamie) completed a career in financial advisory services before turning his creative energy to songwriting, poetry and prose. His published songs include “Gettin’ What You Wish For Time,” “Ridin’ The Rails” and “Terre Haute.” His first published poems, “Deer Season” and “Survivors,” were included in the August 2012 (V.2) issue of Solo Novo ( Jamie and his wife, Susan, live in Callaway County, Missouri, on ten acres of native hardwoods.

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.