Jeffrey Skinner, Adam Day & Heather Summers: June 30, 2012

by Speak Social

Speak Social invites you to join us in our early summer revelries as we welcome poets Jeffrey Skinner and Adam Day, and musical guest Heather Summers to the stage. Bring your friends. Buy some wine. Come to have a good time. Open mic sign-ups will begin at 7:00 PM. Spaces are limited, so be on time if you want to read!

June 30, 2012
7:30 PM

Java Brewing Company
1707 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 384-3555

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Jeffrey Skinner’s book The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir, is just out from Sarabande Books.  His sixth collection of poems, Glaciology, won the Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition, and will be published by Southern Illinois University Press, Spring, 2013. Also a playwright, Skinner’s play Down Range will be produced in Chicago this coming year.  He teaches creative writing and English at The University of Louisville.

Read poems by Skinner here, here, here and here.

Adam Day is the recipient of a 2010 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a 2011 PEN Emerging Writers Award. His work has appeared in the Boston ReviewAmerican Poetry ReviewPoetry LondonAGNI, The Iowa ReviewPoetry Ireland ReviewThe Kenyon ReviewGuernica, London Magazine, and elsewhere. He coordinates The Baltic Writing Residency, is an advisory editor for the literary & comics journal Catch Up, and is currently writer-in-residence at Earlham College.

Read poems by Day here, here, here and here.

Heather Summers, from the shiny shores of Lake Cumberland, performs her original songs, written with honesty in a dreamlike state. So honest, you’ll think it’s your own memories she’s recounting.

Listen to her music on SoundCloud.

This event is free and open to the public.