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UT’s Poetry Spring Continues with Leslie LaChance and Adam Day

Writers in the Library will host poetry readings by Leslie LaChance and Adam Day as part of Poetry Spring at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The public is invited to this free reading at 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library.

Leslie LaChance edits Mixitini Matrix: A Journal of Creative Collaboration. She is an assistant editor with Sundress Publications, where she curates The Wardrobe and is developing a children’s literature list. LaChance’s poems have appeared in numerous literary journalsHer chapbook collection, How She Got That Way, was published in the quartet volume Mend & Hone by Toadlily Press in 2013. A UT alumnus, LaChance is currently an associate professor of English at Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tennessee, where she teaches writing and literature courses.

Adam Day is the author of A Model of City in Civil War (Sarabande Books, 2015), and he is the recipient of a PSA Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, and of a PEN Emerging Writers Award. His work has appeared in the Boston ReviewLana TurnerAPRPoetry LondonAGNIThe Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He directs the Baltic Writing Residency, which nurtures talented writers by funding week-long residencies at secluded locations in Latvia, in Scotland, and at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

Writers in the Library hosts readings by noted authors of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The series is sponsored by the UT Libraries and the UT Creative Writing Program, in association with the John C. Hodges Better English Fund. For more information contact Christopher Hebert, Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the UT Libraries (chebert3@utk.edu).

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