Bards and Brews

February 18, 2016 6:00 pm @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Ore Dock Brewing Company

Bards and Brews is a live creative reading held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Ore Dock Community Space. February’s readings will be by Patricia Killelea and Monica McFawn. The event is free and open to all ages.

Patricia Killelea is the auther of the poetry collection “Other Suns” (Swan Scythe press, 2011), and her second poetry collection, titled “Counterglow” is forthcoming from Mango Publications in April 2016. Her recent work appears in Moving Poems, Fulcrum, Quarterly West, The Common, Waxwing, Spiritus, and others. She is an assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University where she teaches courses in Native American literature and creative writing. Patricia holds a Ph.D. in Native American Studies and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis. Patricia is also a metal musician and works in digital poetics, producing video poems and ambient soundscapes.

Monica McFawn’s story collection, “Bright Shards of Someplace Else,” won a Flannery O’Connor Award and was names a Michigan Notable Bok and an NPR “Great Read.” Her stories have appeared in journals such as Georgia Review and others, and her screenplays and plays have had readings in New York and Chicago. She is also author of “A Catologue of Rare Movements,” a poetry/art chapbook. A recipient of NEA Fellowship in Fiction and a Walter E. Dakin fellowship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Monica is an assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University where she teaches fiction and scriptwriting.

This event is brought to you by Ore Dock Brewing Company and the U.P. Poet Laureate. For more information, contact

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