Tune in for free on April 30th, 2017 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live.
Loren Kleinman is an American-born poet and writer with roots in New Jersey. Her writing explores the results of love and loss, and how both themes affect an individual’s internal and external voice. Her poetry appeared in The New York Times, Drunken Boat, The Moth, Domestic Cherry, Blue Lake Review, Columbia Journal, Stony Thursday Anthology (Arts Council Ireland) LEVURE LITTÉRAIRE, Nimrod, Wilderness House Literary Review, Narrative Northeast, Writer’s Bloc, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review (PLR), Resurgence (UK), HerCircleEzine and Aesthetica Annual. She was the recipient of the Spire Press Poetry Prize (2003), was a 2000, 2003, and 2015 Pushcart Prize nominee, and was a 2004 Nimrod/Pablo Neruda Prize finalist for poetry.Her collection of poetry include Flamenco Sketches, The Dark Cave Between My Ribs, Breakable Things and Stay with Me Awhile. Her debut novel, This Way to Forever released with Evatopia Press late August 2016. She recently finished a memoir The Woman with a Million Hearts published by BlazeVOX, and is currently working on a screenplay called Self, Help. She is the co-founder of National Translation Month, a month-long celebration of writing in translation during the month of September.
Award-winning poet and author Suzi Q. Smith lives with her brilliant daughter in Denver, Colorado. In addition to working as a teaching artist in Denver, Suzi Q. has toured the United States for over a decade. Among the most well-known performing poets in the country, she has shared stages with Nikki Giovanni, Talib Kweli, the late Gil Scott Heron, and many more over the years. Her work has appeared in Union Station Magazine, Suspect Press, Muzzle Magazine, Malpais Review, Peralta Press, and more. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Poetry Slam, Inc. and as a Partner Artist with Youth On Record, and an Advisor to Denver Minor Disturbance Youth Poetry Slam.
At The Inkwell, founded in 2013, is a New York City-based supporter of published writers through features, book reviews and readings. Founder Monique Antonette Lewis created At The Inkwell to help authors gain exposure in an increasingly crowded literary market. Live readings through the series are held in Denver, CO; London; New York; San Francisco; Seattle, WA; and Richmond, VA.
Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of At The Inkwell, a literary reading series located in major U.S. cities and London. She is an annual reader for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. A former board member of the New York Writers Workshop, she taught fiction workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She was also the fiction editor for City Lit Rag. Her flash fiction story “You’re Cursed” was recently published by PoetryBay (Fall/Winter 2016). Her essays have appeared in Fused Society and the digital storytelling project, The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: Memory and Forgetting in a Culture of Waste. In 2015, she was a featured reader for This is My Brave, a national storytelling series, in New York City. Monique has more than a decade of journalism experience and is an editor for Mergermarket, a global online financial news service, a correspondent for Agence France-Presse and contributes travel essays for The Huffington Post. Her articles have appeared in Forbes and the Financial Times. Monique received her MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University. Monique lives in Denver.