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Girls Write Now at The New School

Every girl has a voice. Join us to listen.
Girls Write Now Day @ The New School
Saturday, March 8, 5-7 PM…

NYC | March 16, 2008

Ah spring! Well, almost. We’ll approach the new season in the company of four literary luminaries who write across the genres, teach, act, and inspire. Come see (and hear) for yourself!

Luis H. Francia is a poet, nonfiction writer/journalist, and playwright. His last collection of poetry was Museum of Absences (2004). His memoir Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago won both the 2002 PEN Center Open Book and the 2002 Asian American Writers literary awards. He has edited a number of anthologies, including Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English. His dramatic piece, The Beauty of Ghosts, was staged at Topaz Arts in Queens …

Joseph Salvatore

Joseph Salvatore received his M.F.A. in fiction from The New School in 1998 and has gone on to teach writing and literature at Parsons School of Design and The New School. He is the founding editor of The New School’s literary journal, LIT. His current research includes English sentence grammar and style. His work has been published in, among other places, Open City, Post Road, Sleeping Fish, Routledge’s Encyclopedia of Queer Culture, and 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11th and is forthcoming in Dossier Journal.

Julie Polk

Julie Polk trained as an actress before receiving her MFA in creative writing from the New School in 2007; her solo show Red White Black and Blue was named a “Hidden Gem” of the 2002 NY Fringe Festival. She has published at MrBellersNeighborhood.com and regularly appears at the Earshot! and Clinton Hill Salon reading series. She is currently at work on Welcome to Dogadoon, a book about four generations of women in her family, the fourth of whom is her dog Rosie.

Luis Francia

Luis H. Francia is a poet, journalist, and nonfiction writer. His semiautobiographical account of being on the road in the Philippines, Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, won both the 2002 PEN Open Book and the 2002 Asian American Writers literary awards. His poetry books include The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems and Museum of Absences. He is the author of Memories of Overdevelopment: Reviews and Essays of Two Decades; the editor of Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth Century Philippine Literature in English; and co-editor, with Eric Gamalinda, of Flippin’: Filipinos on America, and of Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an …

Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez is the author of Part of the World. His fiction and poetry has appeared in dozens of journals, including; Bomb, The Threepenny Review, New Orleans Review, New England Review, Denver Quarterly, Blackbird, Nerve, etc. His new novel, Kamby Bolongo Mean River, will be published by Dzanc Books in 2009. He teaches at The New School and at Pratt Institute.

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