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The Dictionary Project Presents
Friday, October 26
$5 suggested donation (to benefit Casa Libre)
Please join us for our second the dictionary project presents!, a
reading brought to you by the literary site, the dictionary project
Join us for a serendipitous night of loving on words: their origins,
sounds, and meanings. Itinerary for the night includes featured
readers who will have written new pieces for the reading, interactive
on-the-spot bibliomancy, and creative participation from the
Come help us find the words!
Kimi Eisele is a Tucson-based multidisciplinary artist who writes,
dances, choreographs, teaches and engages the community through art
practices and performances. She recently completed her first novel. As
the co-director of NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre, she has directed
community-dance projects about such issues as food, water, and public
space. She has taught creative writing and movement in schools,
communities, and institutions for over a decade.
Sarah Kortemeier holds an MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of Arizona. Recently, her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Folio, Sliver of Stone, and Spiral Orb; she has also been a finalist in the annual Gulf Coast and Tennessee Williams Festival Poetry Contests. Sarah is a former journalist, educator, actor, and musician, and has lived and worked in Europe and Asia. She currently serves as a library assistant at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Favorite word: creamery
Least favorite word: cunt (I hate this word so much I don't really want it on the Internet anywhere near my name, but it's probably better to be honest than to make up something that sounds safer)
Kristi Maxwell eats words. Her books include Re-, Hush Sessions, and Realm Sixty-four.
My favorite word: perhaps
My least favorite: no
Kristen E. Nelson is the author of Write, Dad (Unthinkable Creatures
Press, 2012). She has work forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, and has
published work inDrunken Boat, Tarpaulin Sky Journal, Trickhouse, and
Everyday Genius, among others. She is a founder and the Executive
Director of Casa Libre en la Solana, a non-profit writing center in
Tucson, Arizona; a production editor for Tarpaulin Sky Press; and an
editor for Trickhouse. She earned her MFA in creative writing from
Goddard College and teaches writing.
Favorite Word: "marmalade" for the music in it
Least Favorite Word: "juxtaposition" because of it's overuse in my
undergraduate reading series a million years ago
Ted Mcloof teaches fiction at the University of Arizona. His fiction
has appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Minnesota Review,
Monkeybicycle, Sonora Review, Gertrude, Hobart, and elsewhere. He's
very cool and very handsome and he'd like to buy you a drink.
Favorite word: picayune
Least favorite word: literally
Johanna Skibsrud is the author of a collection of short fiction, This
Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories (Norton 2012), the 2010
Scotiabank Giller Prize winning novel, The Sentimentalists (Norton
2011) and two collections of poetry, Late Nights With Wild Cowboys and
I Do Not Think That I Could Love A Human Being (Gaspereau Press, 2008,
2011). Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Johanna lives in Tucson,
AZ, where she is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona
and is working on a second novel.
Favourite word: and
Least favourite word: but
* We will be announcing the word(s) selected for the evening so that
attendees can compose for open mic if they want. Open Mic pieces
limited to 3-5 minutes.