June lowercase feat. Sandra Beasley and Spit Fire
Join us on Wednesday, June 6 at Petworth Citizen Reading Room for the lowercase, the monthly reading series for volunteers and friends of 826DC. This month we continue the celebration of our new student publication Spit Fire with local poet and essayist Sandra Beasley, who will read her own work as well as student work from our fabulous new book. You won’t want to miss the lowercase this June!
**Want to read your work at the lowercase? We’d love that! Email email@example.com to be added to the open mic list after our featured reader.
Sandra Beasley is author of three poetry collections: Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize, as well as Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a disability memoir and a cultural history of food allergies. She is also the editor of Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance, forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press in fall 2018. Honors for her work include a 2015 NEA Literature Fellowship, the Center for Book Arts Chapbook Prize, and three DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowships. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is on the faculty of the low-residency MFA program at the University of Tampa.