We gather inside a pastoral projection for a night of readings by Chanelle Bergeron, Dan Boehl, Lauren Hunter, Minori Sanchiz-Fung, and Chris Tonelli. Taking place inside Joy Meyers installation, The Lovers, we will acquaint you with spoken letters and snacks. The event will start some where around 7pm on Thursday May 31, a slow awakening before the weekend. Bring friends, bring lovers.
Chris Tonelli is a founding editor of the independent poetry press, Birds, LLC, and he curates the So & So Series and edits So & So Magazine. He is the author of five chapbooks and two full-length collections, most recently Whatever Stasis (Barrelhouse Books). He works in the Libraries at NC State and co-owns So & So Books in downtown Raleigh, where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their two kids, Miles and Vera.
Lauren Hunter is the author of HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS (Birds, LLC 2017). She has poems appearing or forthcoming in BUCKMAN, Jubilat and Action, Spectacle. Lauren lives in her hometown of Durham, North Carolina.
Dan Boehl is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry publisher and has received fellowships and residencies from the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, the Vermont Studio Center, the Akademie Schloss Solitude, the Lighthouse Works, and POGON. His latest book on Edition Solitude, emoemoji : woods, is now available.
Chanelle Bergeron is a flower essence practitioner, intuitive herbalist, energy worker, pendulum dowser, & tarot reader. she believes that intention, ritual, & using low-doses of plant & spirit medicine offer the greatest healing impact (…) when chanelle is not in the apothecary, you will find her making improvised & atmospheric sound-collage music under the name of mille, dreaming of the water, & writing poems.
Minori Sanchiz-Fung was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the U.S. in 1997. Their writing has spanned to include poetry, prose poetry, and prose. They have a series of handmade chapbooks and solo work. Their paintings are large-scale pieces on canvas and panel; they work with acrylic, ink, watercolor, and mixed media.