Get your hands dirty with Anna George Meek, Kathryn Savage

The community is invited to visit Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts 7:30 p.m. April 11 to hear from Kathryn Savage and Anna George Meek, two local writers, as part of this year’s Dirty Hands Reading Series.

ArtsDirtyHands1Savage’s stories and essays are carefully and beautifully crafted. Meek’s latest book of poetry is inspired by 19th-century engravings for the Webster’s Dictionary.

Writer Kathryn Savage and poet Anna George Meek are featured authors during the April 11 Dirty Hands Reading Series at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.

Writer Kathryn Savage and poet Anna George Meek are featured authors during the April 11 Dirty Hands Reading Series at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.Photos submitted

The writers will each be reading from their work, and some of the engravings referenced in Meek’s book can also be viewed during the reading series event.

Meek’s latest book, “Engraved,” won the 2012 Tupelo Snowbound Chapbook Award. Her first book, “Acts of Contortion” (University of Wisconsin Press, 2002) won the Brittingham Prize in Poetry. In addition to writing prize-winning poetry, Meek teaches writing at Normandale Community College, is a member of VocalEssence Ensemble Singers and plays the violin.

Savage writes fiction and essays. She is the education outreach manager for The Loft Literary Center, where she works with schools and community organizations to make creative writing classes and workshops available to children, teens, and adults.

Banfill-Locke’s reading series features writers whose work addresses the world with immediacy and sharp edges. Discover new voices as well as new writing from familiar writers and new ways of reading and presenting poetry, prose, and ideas.

The interactive reading series events have series curator Becca Barniskis inviting audience response and facilitating a lively exchange between writers and readers.

All events are free and open to the public.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is located at 6666 East River Road, Fridley. For more information, call 763-574-1850, email info@banfill-locke.org, or visit banfill-locke.org.

Sue Austreng is at
sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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