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Octopus Books Reading featuring: Simone John, Stacey Tran & Jenna Marie Fletcher
February 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On her first PNW Tour since the publication of Testify (Octopus Books, 2017) Simone John will be joined by local poets Jenna Marie Fletcher and Stacey Tran, whose book Soap for the Dogs is forthcoming from Gramma Press in March 2018.
$5 Suggested donation
Simone John is a poet, educator, and facilitator based in Boston, MA. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College with an emphasis on documentary poetics. Her poetry has appeared or been reviewed in Wildness, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Guernica Magazine, and PBS Newshour, among others. She is chief creative officer at Hive Soul Yoga. Testify is her first full-length book of poems. Find her online at simonejohn.com and on twitter @simoneivory.
Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She is the creator of Tender Table, a storytelling series about food, family, identity. She is the author of Soap for the Dogs (Gramma, 2018). www.staceytran.com
Jenna Marie Fletcher is a writer, talker and chronic-dabbler based out of Portland, OR. She’s mostly interested in one-hit wonders (and how to make them), vaguely romantic experiences, sharp things, and telling a good story. Her work circles around the messy intersections of race, queerness, and chronic illness. Poetry, essays and weird art can be found all over the internet and in print; many different places all with the same aim–to try to take up space and to take up space by trying. whatsmineisyrs.com