Readers for January 7th Syllable Series at Little River Restoratives

12 Dec

Sunday, January 7th

Little River Restoratives

7:00 pm

Featuring…

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Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His first collection of poems, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much was released in 2016 and was nominated for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in fall 2017 by Two Dollar Radio.

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Benjamin Woodard is a writer and English professor living in Connecticut. He is also Editor-in-Chief at Atlas and Alice. His recent fiction has been featured in New South, WhiskeyPaper, a
nd Hobart. Find him at www.benjaminjwoodard.com.

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Abi Rodriguez: A Capital student, and veteran; so far have three books of poetry (and prose) published.  As a writer I’ve amassed an extensive portfolio of writing; from books to stage and screen plays, a musical, songs of different genres, and other work. I’ve lived in and around Hartford for 18 years now and call it home.
In past events I’ve spoken about my life and the 20 years of writing which is now culminating into the realization of many youthful dreams I once had.
I enjoy interacting with and taking questions from audience members, and having them choose excerpts from my books. The events have been fun and inspiring for myself and the readers.

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Chad Browne-Springer: When I was younger I played Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” music video next to a live performance of the tune and I was taken back by have close in proximity he sounded live to his recordings. I thought that I could do what he did/does. My little homie Beck (the pedal) and I have been at it for a over a year, a bit longer than the band I’m in ​- ​Phat A$tronaut. Really I’ve just gotten better with understanding the relationship between Beck and I, pure transparent communication. In my head what I do is very simple, just notational stacking in accordance to the energy of the moment being made/obtained/sustained. B​ecoming more comfortable with self and the tools I have in my tool shed as an extension of the self.

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