Sunday, May 07, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 10th May 2006

White House Poetry Revival
Wed. 10th May 2006 9.00pm

This weeks guest is Karyna Mc Glynn from the United States.

KARYNA McGLYNN is originally from Austin, Texas. Her poems have appeared in Connecticut Review, Rosebud, The Pedestal Magazine, Cimarron Review, Midwest Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, Good Foot, Wisconsin Review, Blackbird and Verse. A three-time Pushcart nominee and graduate of the creative writing program at Seattle University, she was recently nominated for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship. Karyna is a former member and coach of five National Poetry Slam teams from Austin and Seattle. She has been awarded the Cornwell Fellowship in Poetry at the University of Michigan where she is currently pursuing her MFA.

Recently she has been awarded the 2006 Moveen Residency by the University of Michigan Masters of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing. The residency, aimed at encouraging the work of new writers, provides a stipend to cover travel and living expenses for a month long stay on the remote West Clare peninsula in Ireland in a cottage owned by Thomas Lynch, an adjunct professor with the M.F.A. program. Keith Taylor, coordinator of the undergraduate program in Creative Writing at Uof M. selected Ms. McGlynn’s work from entrants in a blind competition. “The winning essay was able to capture several things in a very short space. It is quite moving and genuinely funny. It is musical and stylish while also being wonderfully colloquial. I could imagine reading it in any number of fine magazines or journals,” said Mr. Taylor

As usual the reading is preceded by an open mic session in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so. Complementary finger food is provided and proceeding commence at 9.00pm

For further information contact Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409. Email Website Blog http:// Podcast:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- While in Ireland Karyna will also be reading:

Monday, May 22nd 2006 - Reading with Eileen Casey 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Ballyroan Library, Orchardstown Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Tel: +353 1 4941900
Wednesday, May 24th 2006 - Reading with Eileen Casey at County Library, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Tel: +353 4620073


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