215 Festival Featuring Pattie McCarthy, Sandra Simonds, & Jenn McCreary

215Fest

A 215 FEST FEATURED READING/POETRY EVENT

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Sandra Simonds is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: The Glass Box (Saturnalia Books, 2015), The Sonnets (Bloof Books, 2014), Mother was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2012) and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009). She is also the author of several chapbooks including Used White Wife (Grey Book Press, 2009) and The Humble Travelogues of Mr. Ian Worthington, Written from Land & Sea (Cy Gist, 2006).

Pattie McCarthy is the author of four previous books: MARYBONES (2012), TABLE ALPHABETICAL OF HARD WORDS (2010), VERSO (2004), and BK OF (H)RS (2001), all from Apogee Press, as well as several chapbooks, most recently ‘scenes from the lives of my parents’ and ‘x y z &&’. A former Pew Fellow in the Arts, she teaches at Temple University.

Jenn McCreary’s new full-length collection, & now my feet are maps, is now available from Dusie Press. Other works include The Dark Mouth of Living (Horse Less Press), :ab ovo: (Dusie Press), a doctrine of signatures (Singing Horse Press), & Odyssey & Oracle (Least Weasel Press). She is a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts for poetry. She lives in Philadelphia with her family, where she co-edits ixnay press with Chris McCreary.

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THE 2014 EDITION OF THE MIGHTY 215 FESTIVAL: SOUTH STREET EDITION!
OCTOBER 23-26, 2014 · PHILADELPHIA, PA

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FOR MORE: 215festival.org · @215festival on Twitter

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ABOUT THE 215 FESTIVAL: Founded in Philadelphia in 2001, The 215 Festival is a literary arts festival celebrating the written, spoken and visualized word. The 215 Festival showcases the vibrant community of literary talent in Philadelphia, and highlights the continued relevance of letters in a growing range of mediums, from books and poetry to music, film, and blogs. To help contextualize our local scene, the 215 Festival also seeks to present national and international talent. Past events include author readings, book-themed dance parties, literature-informed musical events, book fairs, literary film screenings, and blogger panel discussions. Over the years, the 215 Fest has played host to some of today’s most interesting writers, including Jonathan Lethem, Neal Pollack, Ben Greenman, Matt Klam, Amy Fusselman, John Hodgman, Legs McNeil, George Saunders, Sarah Vowell, Zadie Smith, Jeffrey Eugenides and Patti Smith among many, many others.

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