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Writers Series: Kathleen Aguero and Krysten Hill

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The Writers Series welcomes Kathleen Aguero and Krysten Hill for our November reading. 

Kathleen Aguero’s most recent book of poetry is After That (Tiger Bark Books). Her other poetry collections include Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl SleuthDaughter OfThe Real Weather, and Thirsty Day. She has also co-edited three volumes of multi-cultural literature for the University of Georgia Press (A Gift of TonguesAn Ear to the Ground, and Daily Fare) and is consulting poetry editor at Kenyon Review. She teaches in the Solstice low-residency MFA program and in Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative sentencing program, for the Salem District Court. Kathleen has also conducted creative writing for caregivers workshops. Her new collection, World Happiness Index, is forthcoming from Tiger Bark Books.

Krysten Hill is the author of How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions, 2016), which received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. Her work has been featured in The Academy of American Poets, apt, B O D Y, Boiler Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Muzzle, PANK,Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere. The recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award and 2020 Mass Cultural Council Poetry Fellowship, she received her MFA in poetry from University of Massachusetts Boston, where she currently teaches. You can find out more about her work at:

Registration in advance is encouraged as seating is limited. 

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When 9:00pm
Classroom Building, Central Campus
71 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Recital Hall
Karen A Gahagan

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