Date: Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Light on the Wall Book Launch
Jen Ashburn with special guests
Daniela Buccilli, Brittany Hailer & Scott Silsbe
Readings, book signings, wine & light hor d’ouerves
PLUS emcee Paula Levin
Jen Ashburn is the author of the poetry collection The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016), and has work published in Chiron Review, The MacGuffin, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Whiskey Island, and other journals. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University. Originally from southern Indiana, she spent four years in Japan and greater Asia, and now lives in Pittsburgh.
Daniela Buccilli has an MFA from University of Pittsburgh in fiction, 2001. Her poetry has been published most recently in Pittsburgh Poetry Review. Her full-length poetry manuscript is called All She is Willing and has been short-listed at Perugia Press and Stillhouse Press. She has taught high school for 24 years.
Brittany Hailer’s thesis, Small Creatures, won Chatham University’s Best Thesis Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2015. She has taught creative writing classes at the Allegheny County Jail and Sojourner House as part of the Words Without Walls program. Her work has appeared in The Fairy Tale Review, Word Riot, HEArt Online, Barrelhouse, and elsewhere. She is a freelance journalist for PublicSource and MFA program assistant at Chatham University.
Scott Silsbe was born in Detroit. He now lives in Pittsburgh, where he writes, makes music, and works as a bookseller. His poems have appeared in numerous periodicals including Lilliput Review, Nerve Cowboy, and Chiron Review. He is the author of Unattended Fire (Six Gallery Press, 2012), The River Underneath the City (Low Ghost Press, 2013), and the forthcoming collection Muskrat Friday Dinner (White Gorilla Press, 2017).