October 10 Dirty Hands Reading Series

Banfill-Locke 2014 Dirty Hands Reading Series: writing that gets under your fingernails

Please join us for a particularly visceral and undoubtedly surprising
literary event on Friday, October 10 at 7:30 pm at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

featuring the work of two talented and lively writers:
Matt Burgess and Miss Terri Ford
MATT BURGESS is the critically acclaimed author of Dogfight, A Love Story, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, Indie Next selection, and New York Times Editors’ Choice. A graduate of Dartmouth and the University of Minnesota’s MFA program, he grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens. His second novel, Uncle Janice, is forthcoming from Doubleday in January of 2015.

MISS TERRI FORD is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She’s been a fellow at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, a summer resident of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown through the Ohio Arts Council, and the recipient of several grants. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Conduit, Forklift Ohio and many other journals. She is the author of “Why the Ships Are She” (Four Way, 2001) and “Hams Beneath the Firmament” (Four Way, 2007). She once made a friend laugh so hard that her tampon fell out.

The Dirty Hands reading series features writers whose work addresses the world with immediacy and sharp edges. Discover new voices as well as new writing from familiar writers and new ways of reading and presenting poetry, prose, and ideas. These are interactive events; series curator Becca Barniskis invites audience response and facilitates a lively exchange between writers and readers.