Gallery 263 hosts a special reading event, 7-8:30pm!
Free admission, all ages.
July Westhale is the author of Trailer Trash (winner of the 2016 Kore Press Book Award), The Cavalcade, and Occasionally Accurate Science. Her most recent poetry can be found in The National Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, CALYX, Tupelo Quarterly, RHINO, phoebe, Eleven Eleven, Lunch Ticket, and Quarterly West. Her essays have been nominated for Best American Essays, as well as the Pushcart prize. She moonlights as a journalist at The Establishment, and has appeared in The Huffington Post. www.julywesthale.com
Shari Caplan is the siren behind “Advice from a Siren” published by Dancing Girl Press in 2016. Her poems have swum into Gulf Coast, Blue Lyra Review, Deluge, Drunk Monkeys, Non-binary Review, and elsewhere. Shari’s work has earned her a scholarship to The Home School in Hudson, a fellowship to The Vermont Studio Center, and nominations for a Rhylsing Award, a Bettering American Poetry Award, and a Pushcart Prize. A wearer of many tophats, she has produced and performed in “The Poetry Circus,” “The Fairy Tale Poetry Walking Tour,” and other cross-pollinations for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. You may encounter Shari as “Betty BOOM, America’s Sweet-tart” giving intimate readings across the nation as part of The Poetry Society of New York’s “The Poetry Brothel.” She also acts passionately and works on the Development Team at AIDS Action Committee.
heather hughes hangs her heart in her native Miami and her current town of Somerville. Her poems recently appear in Barrow Street, Boxcar Poetry Review, decomP, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and Painted Bride Quarterly, among others. She is a writer for Mass Poetry online and an associate editor for Scoundrel Time. heather earns her keep in academic publishing and can often be found creating letterpress poetry broadsides and postcards. All her tattoos have wings. Find her online at birdmaddgirl.com.
Caitlin Thornbrugh is a writer and Kansas City native. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Boston Compass, Honest Noise, Portal del Sol, and Parcel. Her piece, “Ahuacatl Agovago, Avocado: The Corrupt Alligator Pear” was a 2014 Notable Best American Essay. Her work has received fellowships and grants from The Dickinson House, The Lambda Literary Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center. Currently in Boston, she teaches for Northeastern University’s Writing Program and volunteers for Wilderness Heals. www.caitlinthorn.com