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Red Hen Press at Avenue 50 Studio
Featured Poets:Melina Draper,Erin Coughlin Hollowell,Susanna J. Mishler,Nicole Stellon O' Donnell,Peggy Shumaker
February 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Avenue 50 Studio , 131 N. Avenue 50, Los Angeles , CA
Red Hen Press invites you to join us at Avenue 50 Studio for a Boreal event. Avenue 50 Studio is a center for cultural activities with workshops in art, music, poetry and other creative forms of expression.

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Melina Draper’s poems have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Cimarron Review, Borderlands: Texas Review, PALABRA: A Magazine of Chicano & Latino Literary Art, Salamander, and other journals. Her book Place of Origin/Lugar de Origen (Oyster River Press, 2008), co-authored with her mother, Argentine writer Elena Lafert, won the Latino Book Award for Best Bilingual Book of Poetry in 2009. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and an MA in fiction from the University of New Hampshire. She lives in Geneva, New York.

Erin Coughlin Hollowell is a poet and writer who lives at the end of the road in Alaska. Prior to landing in Alaska, she lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns, pursuing many different professions, from tapestry weaving to arts administration. She earned her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University in 2009. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Alaska. Her work has most recently been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Weber Studies, Terrain: A Journal of the Built and Natural Environment, and Sugar House Review.

Susanna J. Mishler’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, such as The Iowa Review, Mid-American Review, and Kenyon Review Online. She holds an MFA in Poetry from The University of Arizona in Tucson, where she served as a poetry editor for Sonora Review. She’s the recipient of a Peter Taylor Fellowship in Poetry at the Kenyon Review Writers’ Workshop. Susanna is a founder and curator of the Synergies Live Reading and Performance Series in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. In addition to her literary pursuits, Susanna works as an electrician.

Nicole Stellon O’Donnell was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side. In 1994, she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska where she earned an MFA from the University of Alaska. She has lived in Alaska ever since. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Women’s Review of Books, Ice Floe, Cirque, and other literary journals. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Anchorage Daily News and as commentaries for the Alaska Public Radio Network. She received an Individual Artist Award from the Rasmuson Foundation to support the writing of Steam Laundry.

Peggy Shumaker is Alaska State Writer Laureate. Her previous book of poems is Gnawed Bones. Her lyrical memoir is Just Breathe Normally. Toucan Nest, her most recent collection, grew from an eco-arts writing workshop in Costa Rica. Professor emerita from University of Alaska Fairbanks, Shumaker teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop. She is founding editor of Boreal Books, publishers of fine art and literature from Alaska. She edits the Alaska Literary Series at University of Alaska Press. Please visit her website at
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