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Poetry Reading and Reception

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 in the Wiegand Gallery

Margaret Elysia Garcia and Zack Rogow.

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of the short story collections Sad Girls & Other Stories and Mary of the Chance Encounters.  She also writes and produces plays, poetry, and essays.  In 2016 she resurrected a school library in her small town that now houses over 20K titles and she was able to donate additional books to seven rural schools in two counties.  She’s a reporter for Feather River Publishing and an editor for Hip Mama Magazine.  She’s currently directing her fourth season of the national spoken word show Listen to Your Mother.  She blogs at and working on her first non-fiction manuscript Throwing the Curve – about the world of plus size alternative modeling on the west coast.

Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of twenty books or plays.  His eighth book of poems, Talking with the Radio: poems inspired by jazz and popular music, was published by Kattywompus Press.  He is also writing a series of plays about authors, incorporating their writing into the action.  The most recent of these, Colette Uncensored, had its first staged reading at the Millennium State of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2015 and has a five-month run at The Marsh in San Francisco and Berkeley in 2016.  His blog, Advice for Writers, has 190 posts on topics of interest to writers.  Currently he teaches in the low-residency MFA in writing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage and serves as a contributing editor of Catamaran Literary Reader.

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