Thursday, July 18, 2013

Friday, August 2nd @ 7:30pm with Jennifer Elise Foerster and Jennifer Firestone

Studio One First Friday Reading Series 
returns on Friday, August 2nd! 

Join us for a reading with Jennifer Elise Foerster 
and Jennifer Firestone, starting at 7:30pm

Beverages and snacks will be served.
+ Come early for Bites Off Broadway: amazing food outside on the Studio One Lawn, 5:30-8:30pm

 photo by Richard Castaneda

Jennifer Elise Foerster received her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts (July 2007) and her BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2003). She has received fellowships to attend Soul Mountain Retreat, the Naropa Summer Writing Program, the Idyllwild Summer Poetry Program, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, and the Vermont Studio Center. From 2008-2010, Jennifer was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. Jennifer’s poetry has been published in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, and other journals, and has been anthologized in New California Writing 2011 and Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas. Foerster’s first book of poems, Leaving Tulsa, was published by the University of Arizona Press in 2013. Of German, Dutch, and Muscogee descent, Jennifer is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. Jennifer now lives in San Francisco, where she works as a freelance writer and grants consultant for non-profits.

Jennifer Firestone is the author of Flashes (Shearsman Books) Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), and from Flashes and snapshot (Sona Books). She is the co-editor of Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books), and an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College (The New School).  She lives with her family in Brooklyn.