Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, for poetry by Anne-Marie Thompson, creative nonfiction by Lauren Fath and paintings by Katherine Koch.
Anne-Marie Thompson teaches at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Her first book, Audiation, won the 2013 Donald Justice Prize. Recent work appears in Birmingham Poetry Review, Southeast Review, Southwest Review, Iron Horse Literary Review and other journals. She holds an MFA in poetry from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of music in piano performance from Texas Christian University.
Lauren Fath is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Missouri, where she holds the Creative Writing Program Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Post Road, First Inkling and the South Loop Review, is forthcoming in poemmemoirstory and has received a Pushcart Prize nomination.
Katherine Koch, a Brooklyn-based visual artist and educator, earned a master's degree in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts. She has shown her paintings extensively in the United States and in Europe, most notably in solo and group exhibitions with the Arlene Bujese Gallery (East Hampton, NY) and the Benton Gallery (Southampton, NY). Her work has been commissioned by the New York State Council on the Arts, and she has won residencies at the Byrdcliffe Artists Colony in Woodstock, NY, and the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, Va. She has worked collaboratively with writers, musicians and theater artists.
Koch has taught visual arts in a wide range of media (including murals, artists’ books, art history studies and community-based projects) to underserved students in New York City schools through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and New York City Ballet and has developed multi-year residencies at schools outside the city. She has also taught studio art and art history at William Paterson University and at Eugene Lang College.
She is currently writing a memoir about growing up surrounded by New York School poets and artists in Greenwich Village in the 1960s.