Literature Program

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission by donation in support of Earths Daughters & Hallwalls

Earth's Daughters presents

Marjorie Norris & Joan Albarella

Gray Hair Reading Series

Joan Albarella UB Professor Emeritus Joan Albarella is author of the comic mystery Sister Amnesia; the Niki Barnes Mystery Series: Close To You, Called to Kill, and Agenda for Murder; four books of poetry: Mirror Me; Poems for the Asking; Women, Flowers, Fantasy (bilingual); and Spirit and Joy; two plays: Katharine Hepburn's Brownies and Mother Cabrini's Mission to America; and over two-hundred poetry, article, and short story publications in periodicals. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Poets & Writers, The Dramatists Guild, and Italian American Writers. She is currently one of the poetry editors of R.KV.RY, an on-line literary journal, and in March will be teaching a course entitled "Writing Your Life Story" for West Seneca Community Education.

Marjorie Norris Marjorie Norris has published two poetry volumes, Two Suns, Two Moons and Resilience (Aventine Press). She has edited a community anthology about Buffalo's tree-decimating storm of October 2007 entitled Trees of Surprise (BlazeVox). She has won the Greensboro Poetry Award (2004), and was Just Buffalo's Writer-in-Residence in 1995. Having taught at the Chautauqua Institution, the Feminist Writing Workshop in Ithaca, and the Southeast Writers Conference in Atlanta, she developed a poetry chapbook on the writing life, entitled Chautauqua Breathing. A grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) supported the publication of a poetic anthology of AIDS voices called Full Circle. She is a member of the Women of the Crooked Circle and the Café 59 writing group. She is collaborating with Joan Albarella on a writing series tentatively entitled written on the back of my hand.

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February and March, 2011 - 2011