Mike Madriaga 3 p.m., June 22
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram Poetry Reading
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram reads from her collection, But a Storm is Blowing from Paradise on Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public and will be held at The Inkspot (710 13th St, Suite 210) downtown.
"The precision of Bertram’s lyrical and agile language is born out of the specificity of her gaze on what subliminally feels like a road trip through the towns that make up this country...This award winning collection is an American portrait..." says Claudine Rankine, the final judge for the 2010 Benjamin Saltman Award.
Bertram's work has been published in Black Warrior Review, Callaloo, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Narrative Magazine, Subtropics, and The Winter Anthology among others. She is the recipient numerous prizes including the Gulf Coast Magazine Donald Barthelme Prize for Short Prose.
Bertram will also be teaching a workshop before the reading called Find Your Voice on Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for attendance ranges from $60-72.