Featuring Susanna J. Mishler, Celeste Gainey, and Elizabeth Isadora Gold
Event cost: Free!
Susanna J. Mishler’s collection of poems, Termination Dust (Boreal Books/Red Hen Press, 2014), is a finalist for a 2015 Lambda Literary Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Mid-American Review, and elsewhere. She’s the recipient of a Peter Taylor Fellowship from the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop and an Alaska Literary Award from The Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and earns her living as an electrician.
Celeste Gainey is the author of the poetry collection the GAFFER (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2015), and the chapbook In the land of speculation & seismography (Seven Kitchens Press, 2011), which was runner-up for the 2010 Robin Becker Prize. Graduating with a BFA in Film & Television from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, as well as earning an MFA in Creative Writing/Poetry from Carlow University, Gainey has spent over thirty-five years working with light as a gaffer for motion pictures and as an architectural lighting designer.
Elizabeth Isadora Gold’s writing on motherhood, books, rhythm & blues, and women’s liberation has appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Tin House, the Rumpus, Time Out New York, as well as many other publications. Her profile of soul impresario Kenny Gamble appeared in the Philadelphia Reader, a collection of Philadelphia Magazine’s best profiles. Her first nonfiction book, The Mommy Group: Freaking Out, F**king Up, and the First Two Years will be published by Atria Books in 2016. Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn with her husband and young daughter.