Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May 5, 2015 (Madwomen In the Attic)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
May 5, 2015

Brianna Altieri received a BA from Franklin and Marshall College in Religious Studies and English. She taught high school English as a Teach for America Corp member in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her poetry has appeared in Plume and Aurelia. 

Daniela Buccilli’s poetry has appeared or is upcoming in Paterson Literary Review, Free State Review, ConchoRiver Review, uppagus, Italian Americana: Cultural and Historical Review, Rune, Voices from the Attic, Main Street Rag, and The Fourth River. She has studied with the Madwomen for nearly ten years. Her MFA is fromUniversity of Pittsburgh (2001). Her book-length manuscript Hippie Teachers was a semi-finalist for the 2015 Perugia Press Prize.

Julie Cecchini is a member of Monroeville Poets, Pittsburgh Writer’s Studio, and Madwomen in the Attic.  Her poems have appeared in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Loyalhanna Review, Innisfree, Tattoo Highway and others. 

Cj Coleman is a resident of Edgewood and has resided in the Pittsburgh area since 1988.  She is a member of the Madwomen in the Attic and a Western Pennsylvania Writing Project (WPWP) 2000 Fellow. She is a Pittsburgh Public School teacher currently teaching 5th and 6th grader Creative Writing at the Pittsburgh Gifted Center, and has co-directed the WPWP Summer Institute for Teachers since 2003. During her free moments, she writes. Her work has been published in the Pittsburgh City Paper's Chapter and Verse, and numerous WPWP and Madwomen in the Attic anthologies.  

Callie DiSabato is a new poet who started writing this past summer after she participated in the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project’s Summer Institute for Teachers. She enjoys writing poetry with her students and has begun testing the waters of more serious writing by joining the Madwomen for this Spring’s series of workshops. This will be her first poetry reading.

Katie L. Filicky lives and works as a full-time writer in Pittsburgh. She has participated in several Madwomen workshops, the University of Iowa Summery Writing Festival, GPWS Amherst Writers & Artists™ Method, and many other writing programs around the states. She served as a reader for Creative Nonfiction's 50th Anniversary Issue and helped pick the final pieces. She is currently working on a collection of poems that grapple with wayfinding.

Michelle Maher's poems have appeared in several journals, including The
Georgetown Review, Atlanta Review, Chautauqua Literary Journal, and U.S.1 Worksheets. In 2012, she won the Patricia Dobler Poetry Award given by Carlow University, with Toi Derricotte acting as judge. She is an English professor at La Roche College.

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