Dirty Hands continues at Banfill-Locke

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts presents an evening of poetry, art, and writing during its May 9 Dirty Hands reading series event. The free event begins at 7:30 p.m. and features the work of Andrea Jenkins and Patricia Zontelli.

The work of Andrea Jenkins and Patricia Zontelli will be featured during a May 9 evening of poetry, art and writing at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.

The work of Andrea Jenkins and Patricia Zontelli will be featured during a May 9 evening of poetry, art and writing at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.Photos submitted

The Dirty Hands 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.

These are interactive events; series curator Becca Barniskis invites audience response and facilitates a lively exchange between writers and readers.

Andrea Jenkins is a South Minneapolis-based playwright, curator, visual artist, poet, writer, spoken word artist, performer, trans-activist and Bush Leadership Fellow. She is also author of two chapbooks, tributaries: poems celebrating black history and “Pieces of a Scream.”

Jenkins has been a part of the local poetry community for several years, earning awards, fellowships and commissions during that time, including the 2002 Loft Literary Center Mentorship Series Award.

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Patricia Zontelli will be featured during a May 9 Dirty Hands event at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.

Patricia Zontelli lives and teaches in Menomonie and is a painter as well as a poet. She has had work appear in a number of U.S. and U.K. journals. Her second collection, “Red Cross Dog” (New Rivers Press, 2000), was winner of the Headlands Competition and finalist for the National Poetry Series.

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.

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