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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Open Door Reading: Karren Alenier and Teresa Mei Chuc

Sun, 9 Apr, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Visiting poet Teresa Mei Chuc was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the U.S. shortly after the Vietnam war ended. Her most recent collection of poems is Keeper of the Winds. She will be joined by Karren LaLonde. Alenier, whose recent collection, The Anima of Paul Bowles, draws inspiration from the lives of Paul and Jane Bowles. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Karren LaLonde Alenier is author of seven collections of poetry, including Looking for Divine Transportation (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press), winner of the 2002 Towson University Prize for Literature, and her latest, The Anima of Paul Bowles from MadHat Press. Her poetry and fiction have been published in such magazines as: the Mississippi Review, Jewish Currents, and Poet Lore. Gertrude Stein Invents a Jump Early On, her opera with composer William Banfield and Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes premiered at New York City’s Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia in June 2005. She writes a monthly column on opera for Scene4 Magazine at scene4.com.

Teresa Mei Chuc, author of two full-length poetry collections, Red Thread (Fithian Press, 2012) and Keeper of the Winds (FootHills Publishing, 2014), was born in Saigon, and immigrated to the U.S. under political asylum with her mother and brother shortly after the Vietnam War. Her poems have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including Consequence Magazine, Kyoto Journal, The National Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Rattle, Whitefish Review, Verse Daily, New Poets of the American West (Many Voices Press, 2010), With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century (West End Press, 2014), and Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees (forthcoming). Her recent chapbook is How One Loses Notes and Sounds (Word Palace Press, 2016). Teresa received her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, and she teaches at a public high school in Los Angeles. She founded Shabda Press in 2011. 

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admission
Contact: 301-654-8664 or sunil.freeman@writer.org
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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