Sunday Evening Roast Poetry Series November 14

Sunday Evening Roast Poetry Series Presents Bree Zlee, Bridget Kriner, Elena Tomorowitz, RA Washington

Sunday November 14 at 6pm in the Cafe at Arts Collinwood.

Arts Collinwood’s Monthly writers and readers series continues with a quartet of diverse voices. The reading begins at 6pm, and features Bree Zlee, founder of indie press giant Green Panda Press, and activist/poet Bridget Kriner. Poets Elena Tomorowitz, and RA Washington open.

The event is all ages, and FREE to the public.

Bre Zlee is the author of “was chicken trax amid sparrows tread” (Temple Books 2009) and founder of Green Panda Press, a publisher of poetry and art in Cleveland, OH. Forthcoming by Bree is a work of autobiographical prose entitled “The Rainbow Sweater.” She is a wife, chef, poet and songwriter.

Elena Tomorowitz is currently an MFA student at Cleveland State, where she studies Poetry and teaches English Composition. She is a poetry and art editor for Whiskey Island Magazine, and has a few other notable accomplishments. Her passions aside from writing include travel, art, buffet lunches, obscure 1960’s British sports cars, and cocktails.

Bridget Kriner is a writer and an activist who calls Cleveland her hometown. She earned her M.A. in 2005 from CSU where she also served as the poetry editor for Whiskey Island Magazine. She has performed at Cleveland Ingenuity Fest and CPT’s Pandemonium. Her poems have appeared in Whiskey Island, Poetry Motel, and Nerve Cowboy. She teaches English at TriC and works as a counselor at Preterm, a nonprofit abortion clinic. She lives in Tremont with her cats, Stanley and Nora.

RA Washington is a writer, multi-media artist, and musician living in Historic North Collinwood Neighborhood of Cleveland. He is the author of a dozen books, most recently the novellas – OPEN and HUEbris. Washington was awarded a Wexner Center for the Arts Fellowship in 2001 for his film, AND HE CAME BEFORE SWEET JESUS. His paintings, photography and mixed media installations have been exhibited in numerous galleries, and art centers- including ARTbizzarre in Montreal, Quebec, FACT.CO in London, England, and as part of SPACES Art Gallery’s AFROFUTURISM Exhibition in 2006. Washington’s free jazz opera, ALONG THE EASTERN SHORE, A Tribute to Albert Ayler was premiered as part of the 2006 Cleveland INGENUITY Festival. A member of the performance ensemble BLACK POETIC, Washington is currently working on a play, and film project based on the life of James Baldwin.

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