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PRESS RELEASE: Flood Fine Arts Gallery Poetry Reading


On July 15, 2007, Flood Fine Arts Gallery will host its monthly poetry reading at 2:00p.m., featuring the following poets:

David Shields is the author of eight books, including Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season ( a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), Remote: Reflections on LIfe in the Shadow of Celebrity (winner of the Pen/Revson Award), and Dead Languages: A Novel (winner of a Pen/Syndicated Fiction Award). Two new books are forthcoming from Knopf: The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll be Dead, and Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. He is this year's chairman of the National Book Award nonfiction panel.

Pete Turchi, director of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers since 1993, is the author of four books, including Maps of the imagination: The Writer as Cartographer and the novel, The Girls Next Door. His stories have appeared in Ploughshares, STORY, Alaska Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and the Colorado Review among others. He is the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA fellowship, and and Illinois Arts Council Award.

Jess Clarke has hosted women's poetry groups in Massachusetts, Virginia and now Asheville, where she lives. Her work has been published in So to Speak, Buckle &, out of line, Stylus, Silver Quill and other journals. A freelance writer, editor and former longtime newspaper reporter, her keenest interests now are in the craft and community of poetry.

Lynette James is a native of Asheville and a recent graduate of UNC Greensboro. Her work has primarily appeared in various school-associated literary magazines and publications.

Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center is located at 109 Roberts Street in the River Arts District of Asheville North Carolina. For more information, please contact Mark Prudowsky at info@floodgallery.org or call 828-776-8438.

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