The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents Poet, Editor, and Publisher Gina Myers: Craft Talk

The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series presents
Poet, Editor and Publisher



Thursday, March 20
Table Rock Room
Plemmons Student Union
7:30 p.m.

Author Talk: From Classroom to Community
Table Rock Room
2:00- 3:15 p.m.
Book sales and signing will follow the talk and reading.

Gina Myers is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Hold It Down (Coconut Books, 2013) and A Model Year (2009), as well as numerous chapbooks, including False Spring (Spooky Girlfriend, 2012) and Behind the R (ypolita press, 2008). Of Hold It Down, Susan Briante writes, "Like a flaneur walking an abandoned shopping mall past boarded up storefronts, Gina Myers surveys the streets of late capitalism recording wreckage in work that gives voice to our disappointment, fear, and longing for a place where we might find some rest. 'A kitchen table does not make a home,' Myers reminds us. Moving 'in and out of / the security camera's range,' from Brooklyn to Saginaw, the poems in Hold It Down trace our 'boom & bust, minus / the boom' and serve as testimony for 'those of us who still live here' at the edges of the economy."

 In addition to writing poetry, Myers writes reviews and interviews for a variety of places, including The Rumpus, Fanzine, and Frontier Psychiatrist. She serves as an Assistant Editor of Coconut Magazine, Reviews Editor at H_NGM_N, and Publisher at Lame House Press. Originally from Saginaw, MI, she lives in Atlanta, GA, where she works as a project coordinator and technology mentor and, with Bruce Covey, helps run the "What's New in Poetry" series at Emory University.

The Spring 2014 Visiting Writers Series is supported by the Appalachian State University Foundation, Appalachian’s Office of Academic Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English, the Summer Reading Program, the University Bookstore, Belk Library, and the Appalachian Journal. Business sponsors are The Gideon Ridge Inn and The Red Onion Restaurant. Community sponsors include John and the late Margie Idol, Paul and Judy Tobin, Alice Naylor, Thomas McLaughlin, and The High Country Writers.

The Visiting Writers Series is named in honor of Hughlene Bostian Frank (class of 1968), 2013 Appalachian Alumni Association Outstanding Service award recipient, past trustee, and generous supporter of Appalachian State University.

Parking is free on campus after 5 p.m. We recommend the Library Parking Deck on College Street (from King Street, turn down College Street at the First Baptist Church). To reach the Student Union, cross College Street and follow the walkway between the chiller plant and the University Bookstore, passing the Post Office and entering the Student Union on the second floor. For further parking information or a map, please see or call the Parking and Traffic Office (828) 262-2878.

Admission to all events is free.

Dates and Times

Date and Time Admission Location Map Link
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm Admission is free. Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Center n/a

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