Readers for April 8th Syllable Series at Little River Restoratives

15 Mar

Sunday, April 8th

Little River Restoratives

7:00 pm

Featuring…

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Julie Sarkissian is the author of a novel, Dear Lucy, published by Simon & Schuster and nominated for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Other writing has appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, and Flavorwire, among other publications. She graduated from Princeton and received an MFA from The New School.  Originally from Southern California, she now lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband and two young children, and teaches at the Westport Writers Workshop.

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Leah Juliett (they/them) is an outspoken nonbinary and queer writer, speaker, and civil rights activist. Leah is the Founder and Executive Director of The March Against Revenge Porn, an internationally-recognized cyber civil rights campaign fighting against nonconsensual image abuse through media advocacy, federal lobbying, and grassroots organizing. In April 2017, Leah led the first March Against Revenge Porn across the Brooklyn Bridge. Named one of the Top 5 Digital Activists by MTV, Leah has spoken against discrimination and human rights infringements on CNN, BBC, Sky News, Teen Vogue, The Daily Mail, Women’s Health Magazine, Refinery 29 and The Huffington Post.  Leah is a member of the National Association of LGBTQ+ Journalists and has been published by MTV News, Seventeen Magazine, Happiful Magazine, GLAAD, Palm Springs Pride MagazineThe Manifest-Station and the Body Back Project. Leah’s ultimate joys are politics, protest & their partner, Owen.
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Madi B is from Southern CT, and has been reading poetry on and off since childhood. She believes in justice, nature, and poetry as a means of liberation and mutual understanding.
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Shannon Hearn is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut where she studied Journalism and English with a concentration in creative writing. Through her work with the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, she finds herself employed as a Speakers Representative & Office Manager at the literary agency Blue Flower Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming with 3:AM Magazine, Big Lucks, cream city review, Juked, Heavy Feather Review, and others.
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Benjamin Selesnick is a student Northeastern University and a reader at Memoir Mixtapes, an online literary magazine that promotes poetry and creative nonfiction  about music. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, Literary Orphans, Ofi Press Mexico, Fearsome Critters, The Cantabrigian, The Remembered Arts, and others. In 2017, he was the runner-up for the Stony Brook Short Fiction Prize.
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