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Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Justin Jannise, Mark Haber, francine j. harris
Thursday, August 29, 8:30 pm
(Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Rd)

Founded and currently organized by UH Creative Writing students and alumni, Poison Pen was voted Houston’s Best Reading Series in 2014 by the Houston Press. Poison Pen brings in three readers on the last Thursday of each month. Poison Pen’s readers are locally and nationally recognizable writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
 
Conor Bracken reads from Scorpionic Sun
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Conor will be in conversation with translation enthusiast and Brazos’ own Mark Haber. 
 
Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine was one of the most prodigious, ferocious Moroccan writers of his time—a time defined by political upheaval, repression, exile, and change. His first novel, Agadir, won the Enfants Terribles Prize founded by Jean Cocteau, and his poetry earned him comparisons to Rimbaud, Antonin Artaud, Aimé Césaire, and Édouard Glissant. However, his work has never appeared in English, let alone the U.S. (and even less so—blasphemously—in Texas).
 
Now, though, it does, in Conor Bracken’s translation of Khaïr-Eddine’s first collection of poems, Scorpionic Sun. Hailed by Johannes Goransson as “a return of a political surrealism when its convulsive bloom is most needed,” this collection of poems showcases Khaïr-Eddine’s vigorous, relentless, “linguistic guerrilla war.” The poems take aim at a wide variety of targets: King Hassan II, the French, pan-Arabism, colonialism, exile, prejudice, and more. Above all, though, his target is the French language itself, which he wields with exhilarating force and dexterity in order to decolonize it, using it to describe without prejudice the land and people of which he is a part.
 
Conor Bracken is the author of Henry Kissinger, Mon Amour (Bull City Press, 2017), winner of the fifth annual Frost Place Chapbook Competition, and translator of Mohammed Khair-Eddine’s Scorpionic Sun (CSU Poetry Center, September 2019). Recent poems and translations appear or are forthcoming in BOMB, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Waxwing,and elsewhere. Former Moon Papas Island Poet-in-Residence and current assistant professor of English at the University of Findlay, he received his MFA from the University of Houston.
 
Sarah Adleman reads from The Lampblack Blue of Memory: My Mother Echoes
Friday, September 13, 6:30 pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. Poetry. Hybrid Genre. “To call Sarah Adleman’s memoir profound and beautiful would be a grossly inadequate attempt to describe a brilliant, deeply moving yet unflinchingly unsentimental exploration of grief I could never in my life have begun to imagine, at least not until now: a blended-genre collage of historical, scientific, autobiographical and deeply spiritual nonfiction, poetry and prose poetry, including the poetry written by Adleman’s wise, remarkable mother. This memoir asks some of the most difficult questions anyone can ask: How is acceptance and forgiveness even possible in the face of unspeakable cruelty and violence? How is it possible even to describe, much less to find the right metaphors for, unspeakable pain and grief? Yet through her most profound struggles, Adleman finds a way, taking us on long journeys by train, across snowy landscapes, even to sweat lodges and Tibet, making a deep dive into such a complex array of extended metaphors that she can finally bring herself, and us, to a kind of understanding and acceptance. Before now, I could not have imagined a more courageous, life-changing memoir than this, yet here it is, a loving tribute to Adleman’s long-grieving father and lost mother.” —Lex Williford.
 
Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Colson Whitehead
Monday, September 16, 7:30 pm 
(Cullen Performance Hall, Univ of Houston, 4300 University Drive)

Colson Whitehead is, according to George Saunders, “a splendidly talented writer, with more range than any other American novelist currently working – he can be funny, lyrical, satirical, earnest – whatever is needed by the work.” He is the author of seven novels and two works of nonfiction, including his first novel, The Intuitionist, which John Updike in The New Yorker called “ambitious,” “scintillating,” and “strikingly original.” In 2016, Whitehead published the #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, about a young woman’s will to escape slavery and a literal “underground railroad” with engineers and conductors operating a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the South, for which he earned both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award – only the sixth writer ever to win both for the same book.
 
Named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book ReviewThe Washington PostThe Boston Globe, and others, The Underground Railroad is considered an “American masterpiece” (NPR). Whitehead returns to Houston with his new book The Nickel Boys, “a stunning novel of impeccable language and startling insight” (Publishers Weekly), based on true events from a boys’ reformatory in Jim Crow-era Florida, about two African American teens whose polarizing world views echo beyond the decades. Whitehead’s many honors include Guggenheim and MacArthur “genius” Fellowships and a Whiting Writers Award. He has taught at many universities, including the UH Creative Writing Program.
 
Glass Mountain Reading and Open Mic
Tuesday, September 17, 7pm
(Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Road)

Glass Mountain is a national undergraduate literary magazine run by undergraduates at UH. Readings will feature a reading by students published in the most recent issue with an open mic to follow. The open mic is open to all. Please visit the Glass Mountain website for more details: https://glassmountainmag.com/

 

An Evening of Poetry with Joseph Campana & David Baker 
Thursday, September 19, 6:30 pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
 
The Book of Life by Joseph Campana
The Book of Life finds inspiration in the pages of LIFE Magazine, from its origin in the Great Depression to its demise amid the Apollo missions, with many milestones between: the Korean War and Cuban missile crisis, the Vietnam War and immolation of Thich Quang Duc, and the Kennedy and King assassinations. LIFE’s compendium of the American century stretches from its initial cover, Margaret Bourke-White’s photo of the Fort Peck Dam in Montana, to its final, year-in-review issue covering the lunar mission, with an image of the Earth that awakened a planetary consciousness.

Using the lens of poet, arts critic, and scholar of Renaissance literature, Joseph Campana locates an individual life in the churning wake of these great events; he is a poet who persists in the hope of reawakening the past, while simultaneously finding and providing a guide for this journey called life.
 
Swift by David Baker
A sweeping achievement from a poet whose “rhythms are as alive to the roll and tang of syllables on the tongue as they are to the circulation of blood and sap” -Rosanna Warren (Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize citation)

David Baker, acclaimed for his combination of “visionary scope” (Gettysburg Review) and “emotional intensity” (Georgia Review), is one of contemporary poetry’s most gifted lyric poets. In Swift, he gathers poems from eight collections, including his masterful latest, Scavenger Loop (2015); the prize-winning, intimate travelogues of Never-Ending Birds (2009); and the complications of history and home in Changeable Thunder (2001). Opening the volume are fifteen new poems that continue Baker’s growth in form and voice as he investigates the death of parents, the loss of homeland, and a widening natural history, not only of his beloved Midwest but of the tropical flora and fauna of a Caribbean island.
Together, these poems showcase the evolution of Baker’s distinct eco-poetic conscience, his mastery of forms both erotic and elegiac, and his keen eye for the shifting landscapes of passion, heartbreak, and renewal. With equal curiosity and candor, Baker explores the many worlds we all inhabit—from our most intimate relationships to the wider social worlds of neighborhoods, villages, and our complex national identity, to the environmental community we all share.

With his dazzling formal restlessness and lifelong devotion to landscapes both natural and human on full display, David Baker demonstrates why he has been called “the most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright” (Marilyn Hacker).
 
Joseph Campana is a poet, arts critic, and scholar of Renaissance literature. He is the author of three collections of poetry, The Book of Faces (Graywolf, 2005), Natural Selections (Iowa, 2012), which received the Iowa Poetry Prize, and The Book of Life (Tupelo, 2019). His poetry appears in Slate, Kenyon Review, Poetry, Conjunctions, GuernicaMichigan Quarterly Review, and Colorado Review, while individual poems have won prizes from Prairie Schooner and the Southwest Review. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He reviews the arts, books, media and culture regularly for The Houston ChronicleCultureMapThe Kenyon Review, and other venues and is the author of dozens of scholarly essays on Renaissance literature and culture as well as a study of poetics The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity (Fordham, 2012). He teaches at Rice University where he is Alan Dugald McKillop Professor of English.
 
David Baker is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize winner Never-Ending Birds, and six books of prose. Among his awards are prizes and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon Foundation, and Society of Midland Authors. He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he lives, and is poetry editor of the Kenyon Review.
 
Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Ilya Kaminsky 
Saturday, September 21, 7pm
(Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St.)

The Gulf Coast reading series presents the poetry and prose of UH graduate students, paired with prominent featured visiting writers, at Lawndale Art Center. Participating students come from the MFA and PhD programs in Creative Writing. Doors open for a cocktail reception at 6:30 pm, with the program starting at 7. 
 
Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Erin Belieu, Madeleine Maillet, Anthony Sutton
Thursday, September 26, 8:30 pm
(Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Rd)

Founded and currently organized by UH Creative Writing students and alumni, Poison Pen was voted Houston’s Best Reading Series in 2014 by the Houston Press. Poison Pen brings in three readers on the last Thursday of each month. Poison Pen’s readers are locally and nationally recognizable writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

(Home)Land: A Reading and Conversation with Angela So & Monica Sok
Saturday, September 28, 6:30 pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)

(Home)land: A Reading and Conversation with Angela So & Monica Sok will examine what it means to be the children of refugees, the (dis)connection of home and land, and the search for home. The reading will conclude with a conversation and Q&A.
 
In Dust, a novel-in-progress, Angela So weaves together a multigenerational tale of loss and survival as a Cambodian-American family in Houston navigates a shifting world in the midst of a second Dust Bowl.
 
In her debut collection, Monica Sok uses poetry to reshape a family’s memory about the Khmer Rouge regime―memory that is both real and imagined―according to a child of refugees. Driven by myth-making and fables, the poems examine the inheritance of the genocide and the profound struggles of searing grief and PTSD. Though the landscape of Cambodia is always present, it is the liminal space, the in-betweenness of diaspora, in which younger generations must reconcile their history and create new rituals. A Nail the Evening Hangs On seeks to reclaim the Cambodian narrative with tenderness and an imagination that moves towards wholeness and possibility.
 
This event is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.
ANGELA SO is a Cambodian American writer with an MFA in fiction from The Ohio State University. Her prose has been published in Glimmer Train, Day One, Houston Chronicle, and The Pinch. She has received fellowships from Kundiman and the Vermont Studio Center. Currently, she is the Director of Strategic Communications at Writers in the Schools.

MONICA SOK is a Cambodian American poet and the daughter of former refugees. She is the author of A Nail the Evening Hangs On (forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press, 2020). She has received fellowships from Poetry Society of America, Elizabeth George Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Kundiman. Sok is a 2018-2020 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and teaches poetry at Banteay Srei and the Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants in Oakland. She is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 
 
Kristin Hanna reads from The Great Alone
Wednesday, October 2, 7:30 pm
(Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main Street)
This event is presented off-site at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. Each ticket comes with a paper back copy of The Great Alone.
 
Kristin Hannah will be in conversation with Katherine Center. 
 
In Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature.

Alaska, 1974. Ernt Allbright came home from the Vietnam War a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes the impulsive decision to move his wife and daughter north where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.

Cora will do anything for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. Thirteen-year-old Leni, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, has little choice but to go along, daring to hope this new land promises her family a better future.

In a wild, remote corner of Alaska, the Allbrights find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the newcomers’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own.
 
Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author more than twenty novels. A former lawyer turned writer, she is the mother of one son and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Leslie Jamison reads from Make it Scream, Make it Burn
Thursday, October 3, 6:30 pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
 
From the “astounding” (Entertainment Weekly), “spectacularly evocative” (The Atlantic), and “brilliant” (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive new book.
 
With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which she has become known, Leslie Jamison offers us fourteen new essays that are by turns ecstatic, searching, staggering, and wise. In its kaleidoscopic sweep, Mke it Scream, Make it Burn creates a profound exploration of the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession.
 
Among Jamison’s subjects are 52 Blue, deemed “the loneliest whale in the world”; the eerie past-life memories of children; the devoted citizens of an online world called Second Life; the haunted landscape of the Sri Lankan Civil War; and an entire museum dedicated to the relics of broken relationships. Jamison follows these examinations to more personal reckonings — with elusive men and ruptured romances, with marriage and maternity — in essays about eloping in Las Vegas, becoming a stepmother, and giving birth.
 
Often compared to Joan Didion and Susan Sontag, and widely considered one of the defining voices of her generation, Jamison interrogates her own life with the same nuance and rigor she brings to her subjects. Indeed, this refusal to hide — this emotional and intellectual frankness — is precisely the quality that makes her questing and irrepressible voice impossible to resist.
 
Leslie Jamison is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams, and the novel The Gin Closet. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, and her work has appeared in publications including The AtlanticHarper’s, the New York Times Book Review, the Oxford American, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her family.
 
Mark Haber reads from Reinhardt’s Garden
Friday, October 4, 6pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
 
Join us in celebration of Brazos’ own Mark Haber and his debut novel Reinhardt’s Garden! The festivities will kick off with a Happy Hour at 6:00pm, complete with drinks, jams, and Brazos friends! The reading and discussion will follow at 6:30pm. Mark Haber will be in conversation with Daniel Pena. 
 
At the turn of the twentieth century, as he composes a treatise on melancholy, Jacov Reinhardt sets off from his small Croatian village in search of his hero and unwitting mentor, Emiliano Gomez Carrasquilla, who is rumored to have disappeared into the South American jungle—“not lost, mind you, but retired.” Jacov’s narcissistic preoccupation with melancholy consumes him, and as he desperately recounts the myth of his journey to his trusted but ailing scribe, hope for an encounter with the lost philosopher who holds the key to Jacov’s obsession seems increasingly unlikely.

From Croatia to Germany, Hungary to Russia, and finally to the Americas, Jacov and his companions grapple with the limits of art, colonialism, and escapism in this antic debut where dark satire and skewed history converge.

Mark Haber’s 2008 collection of stories, Deathbed Conversions, was translated into Spanish in 2017. He has served as a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts translation grant as well as the Best Translated Book Award. He lives in Houston, Texas, where he is a bookseller and the operations manager of Brazos Bookstore.
 
Malcolm Gladwell reads from Talking to Strangers
Tuesday, October 8, 7pm
(The Ballroom at Bayou Place, 500 Texas Ave)
This ticketed event will be off-site at The Ballroom at Bayou Place.
 
Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.
 
Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping PointBlinkOutliersWhat the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He is the host of the podcast Revisionist History and is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He was named one of the 100 most influential people by Time magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. Previously, he was a reporter with the Washington Post, where he covered business and science, and then served as the newspaper’s New York City bureau chief. He graduated from the University of Toronto, Trinity College, with a degree in history. Gladwell was born in England and grew up in rural Ontario. He lives in New York.

Glass Mountain presents Write-a-Thon
Saturday, October 26, 8am – 5pm
(UH Writing Center, CBB 238)
Glass Mountain is a national undergraduate literary magazine run by undergraduates at UH.
 
Write-A-Thon is Glass Mountain’s day of writing and networking for students. Please visit https://glassmountainmag.com/ for more details.
 
An Evening with Kristin Dykstra and Reina Maria Rodriguez 
Saturday, October 26, 6:30 pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Award-winning translator Kristin Dykstra will will be joined by poet Reina María Rodriguez, one of Cuba's most celebrated authors. Both writer and translator will read from The Winter Garden Photograph (Ugly Duckling Press, 2019) and other works.
 
Reina María Rodríguez (b. 1952) lives in Havana, Cuba. Among other career awards, she has won the 2002 Alejo Carpentier Medal for Achievement in Cuban literature, Cuba’s 2013 National Prize for Literature, and the 2014 Pablo Neruda Ibero-American Prize for Poetry. Titles by Rodríguez in English include Otras cartas a Milena (Other Letters to Milena, translated by Kristin Dykstra (University of Alabama Press, 2014).
 
Kristin Dykstra is the principal translator of Reina María Rodríguez. With Kent Johnson, she is co-editor of Amanda Berenguer’s Materia Prima (Ugly Duckling Press, 2018). She is the translator of Cubanology, a book of days by Omar Pérez (Station Hill Press, 2018) and of other Cuban authors including Juan Carlos Flores, Angel Escobar, and Marcelo Morales. The recipient of an NEA Literary Translation Fellowship, Dykstra won the inaugural Gulf Coast Prize for Literary Translation.
 
Glass Mountain Reading and Open Mic
Tuesday, October 29, 7pm
(Bohemeo’s, 708 Telephone Road)
Glass Mountain is a national undergraduate literary magazine run by undergraduates at UH. Readings will feature a reading by students published in the most recent issue with an open mic to follow. The open mic is open to all. Please visit the Glass Mountain website for more details: https://glassmountainmag.com/
 
An Evening of Poetry with francine j. harris and Meg Day
Tuesday, October 29, 7:30pm
(Jung Center)
Meg Day is the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street, 2014), winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and The Publishing Triangle's 2015 Audre Lorde Award,
 
francine j. harris is the author of allegiance (2012), a finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the PEN Open Book Award; and play dead (2016).
 
Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates
Tuesday, October 29, 7:30 pm 
(Cullen Performance Hall, Univ of Houston, 4300 University Drive)
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive” language has been hailed by the legendary Toni Morrison as “required reading,” and The New York Observer calls him “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States.” Coates’s groundbreaking book Between the World and Me—an essay in the form of a letter to his son—was a #1 New York Times bestseller, won the National Book Award and a NAACP Image Award, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, and was on several end of the year best books lists. The Boston Globe describes it as “echoing Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man” and “written in the tradition of James Baldwin.” A former national correspondent for The Atlantic, Coates has been praised for his journalism on cultural, political, and social issues and his recognized pieces include “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” “The Case for Reparations,” “Fear of a Black President,” and “This is How We Lost to the White Man.” In 2017, his essays were published in We Were Eight Years in Power, an “emotionally charged, deftly drafted, and urgently relevant” (Kirkus Reviews) collection examining the nation’s cultural and political landscape during the Obama administration.
 
Coates, a MacArthur fellow, is also the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle and the current author for Black Panther and Captain America comic series. He will read from his highly anticipated debut novel The Water Dancer. “In prose that sings and imagination that soars,” Publisher Weekly says with this novel, “Coates further cements himself as one of this generation’s most important writers, tackling one of America’s oldest and darkest periods with grace and inventiveness. This is bold, dazzling, and not to be missed.”
 
The Unsung Masters Series & Music & Literature--reading and celebration! With Meg Day, Niki Herd, Taylor Davis-Van Atta
October 30, 6:30pm
(Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street)
 
Drinks served!
 
The Unsung Masters Series seeks to bring great, out-of-print, little-known authors to the attention of new generations of readers. Each volume includes a large selection of original poetry or fiction as well as essays by various hands, interviews, photographs, and ephemera. This year's volume is on the work of poet and disability rights activist Laura Hershey, edited by Meg Day and Niki Herd.
 
Music & Literature is devoted to publishing and promoting the work of underrepresented artists from around the world. Each edition of Music & Literature assembles an international cast of writers and critics in celebration of featured artists whose work has yet to reach its deserved audience. The ninth edition (2019) features Swiss master of the short form Peter Bischel and Canadian poet Sylvia Legris.
 
Poison Pen Reading Series featuring Angela So, Laura Eve Engel, Jennifer Sperry Steinorth
Thursday, October 31, 8:30 pm
(Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer Rd)
Founded and currently organized by UH Creative Writing students and alumni, Poison Pen was voted Houston’s Best Reading Series in 2014 by the Houston Press. Poison Pen brings in three readers on the last Thursday of each month. Poison Pen’s readers are locally and nationally recognizable writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
 
Leanna Petronella reads from The Imaginary Age
Friday, November 1, 6:30 pm
(Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street)
Leanna Petronella’s poetry appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, Third Coast, Birmingham Poetry Review, CutBank, Quarterly West, ElevenEleven, and other publications. Her fiction appears in Drunken Boat, and her nonfiction appears in Brevity.  She holds a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, where she was Poetry Editor for the Missouri Review, and an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Her debut collection, The Imaginary Age, won the 2018 Pleiades Press Editors Prize, and will be forthcoming in October 2019. Learn more here
 
Meggie Monahan grew up outside of Philadelphia and moved to Houston in 2009. She received an MFA from the University of Houston, and her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Best New Poets, The American Journal of Poetry, The Cortland Review, Natural Bridge, and elsewhere. Meggie is the Director of Development & Community Partnerships at Writers in the Schools (WITS). When not at WITS, Meggie can be found teaching sweaty Spandex-clad folks at BIG Power Yoga in Montrose.