Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Georgetown Neighborhood Library Poetry Reading with David Ebenbach, Chloe Yelena Miller, W.M. Rivera, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim

D.C. area friends, we hope to see you on Wednesday, April 9th for a poetry reading at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.

You're welcome to RSVP on the Facebook invite page. Thanks for helping to spread the word!

Georgetown Neighborhood Library
Finishing Line Press reading: David Ebenbach, Chloe Yelena Miller, W.M. Rivera, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim
Wednesday, April 9th, 7 PM

Four DC-area poets, David Ebenbach, Chloe Yelena Miller, W.M. Rivera, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim read from their new chapbooks, all published by Finishing Line Press. The reading will be followed by a question & answer period and book signing.

David Ebenbach is the author of Autogeography, a chapbook of poetry, and two collections of short stories: Between Camelots, which won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize and the GLCA New Writer’s Award, and Into the Wilderness, which won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize. Ebenbach has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. He teaches creative writing at Georgetown University. Find out more at www.davidebenbach.com.

Chloe Yelena Miller’s poetry chapbook, Unrest, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Her work is published or forthcoming in Alimentum, The Cortland Review, Narrative Magazine, Poet’s Market, and Storyscape Literary Journal, among others. Chloe has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has participated in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center residency and the A Room of Her Own Writers’ Retreat. Chloe teaches writing online at Fairleigh Dickinson University, George Mason University and privately, and leads writing workshops at Politics & Prose Bookstore. www.chloeyelenamiller.blogspot.com.

W. M. Rivera grew up in the Irish Channel of New Orleans, from the mid-1930s until 1950. He has traveled widely on international agricultural development assignments. He retired as professor of agricultural extension education from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2009. He began writing poetry early on and published a book of poems titled “At the End of Legend’s String” (Views Press, 1960, Washington, DC. Although he wrote poems throughout his career, after retirement he returned to writing poetry on a regular basis. He currently resides in College Park, MD.

Pia Taavila-Borsheim has a B.A. and M.A. in American Literature from Eastern Michigan University and her interdisciplinary Ph.D. is from Michigan State University in the fields of English, Sociology and Philosophy. She teaches literature and creative writing at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Her collected poems 1977-2007, Moon on the Meadow, was published in 2008 by Gallaudet University Press and Two Winters, a chapbook, was published in December 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Threepenny Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, storySouth, The Asheville Poetry Review, 32 Poems, Measure, Ibbetson Street Review and The Southern Review, among others.

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