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Studio Eleven to Feature Poet Sally Rosen Kindred

The next Writers at Studio Eleven reading series will be science fiction and fantasy themed, featuring Sally Rosen Kindred. It will be Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Studio Eleven Gallery in Lexington.

The event is free and open to the public, and books will be available for sale. Refreshments also will be served.  Writers at Studio Eleven is co-sponsored by Washington and Lee’s Glasgow Endowment and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.

Kindred will read from her newest work “Book of Asters” (2014), which will be released in February and her chapbook “Darling Hands, Darling Tongue” (2013).

Kindred is also the author of “No Eden” (2011) and the chapbook “Garnet Lanterns” (2006), which won the Anabiosis Press Prize. “Story Hour,” from “Darling Hands Darling Tongue,” has been nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize.

Kindred has received fellowships from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Her poems have appeared in journals such as “Quarterly West,” “Blackbird,” “Hunger Mountain” and “Verse Daily” and anthologized in “Best New Poets 2009” and “The Moment of Change.”

Washington and Lee professors Lesley Wheeler and Chris Gavaler will read briefly from the new anthology, “Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comics.”

The night will also include short readings by Virginia Military Institute and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College professor Mattie Quesenberry Smith; SubTerra member Ted Duke; Tamra Lipscomb, director of technical services at DSLCC; and W&L juniors Chauncey Baker and Brittany Lloyd.

Studio Eleven is located at 11 S. Jefferson St. in downtown Lexington. The artist exhibiting his work during the Feb. 24 Writers at Studio Eleven’s event is Rex Russell. “New Works by Ryan Russell” will run until March 29.

The Writers at Studio Eleven event is coordinated by Mattie Quesenberry Smith of DSLCC and Lesley Wheeler of W&L.