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Reading with Kate Gale, Francesca Bell, and Elise Paschen

Kate Gale, Francesca Bell, and Elise Paschen will be at The Book Cellar reading from their newest projects!

About the Authors:

Dr. Kate Gale is Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review.  She teaches in the Low Residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska in Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction. She is the author of seven books of poetry, including The Loneliest Girl, The Goldilocks Zone, Echo Light. Kate has also written six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis, which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee, WI. She speaks on independent publishing around the U.S. at schools like USC, Columbia, and Oxford University.  Her operas in process include The Web Opera and a piece centered on Che Guevara, featuring Cuban composer Armando Bayolo. Check out Kate's latest writing on Medium.

Francesca Bell is a poet and translator and is the current poet laureate of Marin County. Her debut collection, Bright Stain (Red Hen Press, 2019), was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Julie Suk Award. She translated Max Sessner’s collection, Whoever Drowned Here (Red Hen Press, 2023), from its original German. Her work appears widely in literary journals, and she has received a Neil Postman Award for Metaphor from Rattle and an Honorable Mention in Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize. Bell grew up in Washington and Idaho and did not complete middle school, high school, or college. She lives with her family in Novato, CA.

Elise Paschen, an enrolled member of the Osage Nation, is the author of, most recently, Tallchief, The Nightlife, Bestiary, Infidelities (winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize), and Houses: Coasts. As an undergraduate at Harvard, she received the Garrison Medal for poetry. She holds M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University. Paschen received the Rupert Costo Chair in American Indian Affairs Medal in 2019. Her poems have been published in Poetry Magazine and The New Yorker, among other magazines, and in numerous anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2018 and A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. She is the editor of The Eloquent Poem: 128 Contemporary Poems and Their Making as well as The New York Times best-selling anthology, Poetry Speaks to Children, and co-editor of Poetry Speaks and Poetry in Motion, among other anthologies. Former Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America, she is a co-founder of Poetry in Motion, a nationwide program which places poetry posters in subway cars and buses. Paschen teaches in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Event Start Time: 
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 12:00pm

Paperback Fiction

My Favorite Thing Is Monsters Book Two
By: Ferris, Emil
Looking for a Sign
By: Dumond, Susie
Not in Love
By: Hazelwood, Ali
That Night in the Library
By: Jurczyk, Eva
Housemaid Is Watching
By: McFadden, Freida
Maddalena and the Dark
By: Fine, Julia
Ink Blood Sister Scribe
By: Törzs, Emma
Lady Tans Circle of Women
By: See, Lisa
Somebodys Fool
By: Russo, Richard

Hardcover Non-Fiction

Race to the Future
By: St Clair, Kassia
Willie Waylon and the Boys
By: Fairbanks, Brian
Call to Serve
By: Meacham, Jon
Sing Like Fish
By: Kingdon, Amorina
White Poverty
By: Barber, William J
Fall of Roe
By: Lerer, Lisa
Just Add Water
By: Ledecky, Katie
When the Sea Came Alive
By: Graff, Garrett M
Chorus of the Union
By: McClelland, Edward Robert

Hardcover Fiction

Eruption
Author: Patterson, James
Material
Author: Bordas, Camille
Brat
Author: Smith, Gabriel
Service Model
Author: Tchaikovsky, Adrian
Horror Movie
Author: Tremblay, Paul
Mirrored Heavens
Author: Roanhorse, Rebecca
Tehrangeles
Author: Khakpour, Porochista
One of Our Kind
Author: Yoon, Nicola
Ask Me Again
Author: Sestanovich, Clare