Join us for an afternoon with poets Ginny Wiehardt, Julie Poole, and Drea Brown.
Ginny Wiehardt’s chapbook Migration won the 2016 Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals including Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Bellingham Review, Southern Humanities Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Willow Springs. She holds an MFA in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers and has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook and Jentel. Originally from Texas, she now lives in New York, NY with her family.
Julie Poole is a poetry MFA candidate in the New Writers’ Project at the University of Texas. She received a BA from Columbia University. Currently living in Austin, she runs writing workshops for people with dementia, as a teaching artist for the Austin Public Library. She is the co-founder and editor of a poetry publication called BRIDGE, which can be found at Malvern Books and independent bookstores elsewhere.
Drea Brown’s work has appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, such as Southern Indiana Review and Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander. She is a Cave Canem Fellow, and winner of the 2014 Gold Line chapbook contest, her chapbook dear girl: a reckoning was published in 2015. Drea is currently a PhD candidate in African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin.