Spalding at the Speed: July 18 Reading

Debra Kang Dean

Debra Kang Dean

The July edition of the Spalding at the Speed Reading Series takes place at 6:00-7:15 p.m. on Friday, July 18, at the Local Speed Gallery, 822 E. Market Street. MFA graduate assistant and series coordinator Karyl Anne Geary emcees the event. Readers are nonfiction writers Bobbi Buchanan and Kimberly Crum, playwright Justin Dobring, novelist Kirby Gann, and poets Bernard Clay, Sarah Anne White Thielmeier, Debra Kang Dean, and Sean Patrick Hill.

“Spalding at the Speed: A Gathering of MFA and Community Writers” is a monthly reading series that showcases short readings by Spalding MFA students, alumni, staff, and faculty, as well as writers from the local literary community. Readings take place on the third Friday of each month at the Local Speed, an open gallery in NuLu conducive to combining visual and literary art. The evening includes “Jump Start,” an open-mic session for 1- to 2-minute readings of works in progress. Attendees are invited to bring unfinished works to read. Free street parking is available. A wide variety of restaurants nearby provides an opportunity for further discussion and literary connection at the end of the evening.

Kirby Gann

Kirby Gann

Writers and writing groups interested in participating in future readings should inquire with series coordinator Karyl Anne Geary at kgeary@spalding.edu. Readings are free and open to the public.