Poetry Atlanta presents Lisa Pasold and Jennifer K. Dick
Northlake Library Meeting Room
March 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Poetry Atlanta presents Lisa Pasold and Jennifer K. Dick. Lisa’s new book entitled The Riparian is a poetic narrative, and Jennifer’s is a novel in fragments, Lilith. Colin Kelley will host. Lisa Pasold is a writer originally from Montreal, now based in New Orleans. Her 2012 book of poetry, Any Bright Horse was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. Her first poetry collection, Weave, was called “a masterpiece” by Geist Magazine; her second, A Bad Year for Journalists was nominated for an Alberta Book Award and turned into a theatre piece premiering in Toronto. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as Fence and New American Writing. She is the author of the historical literary novel, Rats of Las Vegas. Lisa leads a ”Write Every Day” workshop, which is a discussion about the evolution of a daily writing practice, be it a diary or fiction, poetry or quickly-jotted observation. Lisa spent twenty years living in Paris as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. Her features have appeared in diverse publications including The Chicago Tribune and Billboard. She is the host and co-writer of Discovery World’s TV travel show Paris Next Stop. Lisa is also the creator of “Improbable Walks,” story-telling walks focused on legends and place memory. She has created these art walks to critical acclaim for festivals and gallery residencies in cities such as New Orleans, Halifax, and Paris. Her most recent poetry book, The Riparian, is an exploration of a river ghost story. Jennifer K Dick is an author originally from Iowa residing in France for the past 20+ years who has published 6 chapbooks and 3 full length poetry books, most recently Lilith: A Novel in Fragments. Her fourth full-length book That Which I Touch Has No Name is forthcoming from Eyewear Press, London in October 2020. She is also a teacher with a PhD in Comparative Lit from Université de Paris III, a translator, critic, and events organizer who has gotten more deeply involved in collaborative projects over these past years: writing for and with dancer Olivier Gabrys for performances, composing an annual chapbook with 3 other poets in Paris, and doing a word/poetry installation on a building in the SBB Banhof of Basel, Switzerland, during a Regional Art residency. She teaches American Lit and Civ at the Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, and curates a monthly bilingual reading series for American and French authors called Ivy Writers Paris. She also co-directs the Ecrire l’Art residency for French authors with Director Sandrine Wymann at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse Centre d’Art Contemporain. Event is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Northlake Library, in their meeting room. Books will be available to purchase and have signed. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.