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Women Writers – We’ve Got this Write!
Kate Fadick, Chair
FREE and Open to the Public
Artistry of Women Day – Coffee House Concert, Vendors, Artisans, MUSE Concerts and More!
What She Said: Local Women Writers Share their work with readings and discussion. Begins at 3:00pm and ends at 3:45 pm
She Persists: An Intergenerational Writing Workshop Women and girls of all ages are invited to join Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel to write and hear each other’s stories of women’s wisdom and strength. Begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 6:30pm
About the Writers and Presenters:
Pauletta Hansel is Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate. She is author of six poetry collections, including Palindrome (Dos Madres Press 2017,) poems and memoir in response to her mother’s dementia. Her poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac and American Life in Poetry. Pauletta is managing editor of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative’s literary journal, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel. She has served as Writer in Residence at Thomas More College and at WordPlay Cincinnati and leads writing workshops and retreats in the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond. https://paulettahansel.wordpress.com/.
Kate Fadick, MUSE alum after 20 seasons as an Alto II, began working seriously as a poet in 2009. Prior to that, they worked with rural and urban Appalachian communities on issues of environmental and economic justice. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Still: The Journal, Indianola Review, Kudzu, Pine Mountain, Sand and Gravel, Wind ’97, Blue Lyra Review and other regional journals. Slipstream, their first chapbook, was released by Finishing Line Press in March, 2013. A second chapbook, Self-Portrait as Hildegard of Bingen, was released in March 2017 by Glass Poetry Press. They live in Cincinnati, OH with their partner of 25 years.
The Women Presenting their readings and books:
Gwyneth Stewart is a recovering attorney and practicing poet. She wrote reams as a young girl, but then gave it up for more ‘serious’ pursuits, only to come back to it when she turned 40. Her work has been published in the Ohio Poetry Day Anthology, in Thomas More College’s literary journal, Words, and in For A Better World: Poems and Drawings on Peace and Justice by Greater Cincinnati Artists.
A Guatemalan by birth, Luz Marina Villeda calls Mason, Ohio her home. She published her fiction book Two of You, a love story in 2017 and is on the verge of releasing A Train Without a Track, a Memoir in 2018. In A Train Without a Track, the author will take her readers on a journey to revisit childhood scenes, adolescent years and the struggles of a stay-at-home mom to pursue her passion. Ms. Villeda is an interpreter for Spanish speaking immigrants in Cincinnati and has a Bachelor’s Degreein Family and Consumer Sciences from Ambassador University, Texas.
Karen George is author of the poetry collection Swim Your Way Back (Dos Madres Press, 2014), and five chapbooks, most recently The Fire Circle (Blue Lyra Press, 2016), and an ekphrastic collaborative chapbook, Frame and Mount the Sky (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Her work has appeared in Adirondack Review, Naugatuck River Review, America, Heron Tree, and Sliver of Stone. She reviews poetry and interviews poets at Poetry Matters: http://readwritepoetry.blogspot.com/, and is co-founder and fiction editor of the journal, Waypoints: http://www.waypointsmag.com/. Her website is: http://karenlgeorge.snack.ws/
Poet” Hosley was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Known for being the quietest person on the scene, it’s astounding to see such a little lady with a big voice that packs a powerful punch. Leader of the new teen poetry generation, Desirae is a teaching artist/ program coordinator for Northside’s creative writing and literacy nonprofit, WordPlay Cincy. She is a published author, spoken word artist, community organizer and actress. She has hosted her own open mics in East Price Hill and Northside to open doors for creative expression. Drawing on her experiences as a peer advocate and rape crisis counselor, her poetry hits close to home with many listeners. Her fearlessness enables her to attain many of her great accomplishments.