Please join us on October 14th, 2010 at 5PM on the second floor of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center for the first Bon Mot/ley Reading of the 2010-2011 season. As you'll notice from the bios below, we're expanding our poetry focus to encompass fiction. We hope you'll enjoy the multi-genre expansion!
This season, readings will continue to be help at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center located at 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220.
Erin Keane is the author of two collections of poetry, Death-Defying Acts (WordFarm, 2010) and The Gravity Soundtrack, (WordFarm, 2007). She is the drama critic for The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also writes about books, arts, and pop culture. A graduate of the Spalding University MFA in Writing program and a recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, Keane teaches Pop Music in American Literature at Bellarmine University, creative writing in National University's MFA program, and workshops for the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts.
Keith Banner, a social-worker for people with disabilities and a writer, lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. He teaches creative writing part-time at Miami University and has published two works of fiction, The Life I Lead (Knopf, 1999), a novel, and The Smallest People Alive (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2005, a book of short stories. He has published numerous short stories and essays in magazines and journals, including American Folk Art Messenger, Other Voices, Washington Square, Kenyon Review, Nerve, and Third Coast. He received an O. Henry prize for his short story, “The Smallest People Alive,” and an Ohio Arts Council individual artist fellowship for fiction. The Smallest People Alive was named one of the best books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly. He is also the cofounder of Visionaries & Voices, and Thunder-Sky, Inc., two non-profit arts organizations.
F. Daniel Rzicznek’s books of poetry include Divination Machine (Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press 2009) and Neck of the World (Utah State University Press 2007). Recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2010, he is coeditor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice, forthcoming from Rose Metal Press in 2010. He lives and teaches in Bowling Green, OH.
We hope to see you at the October reading!
Bon Mot/ley Co-curators