Literature Program

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.


Earth's Daughters presents:

Kenneth Feltges & Carole Southwood

The Gray Hair Reading Series

Kenneth Feltges retired from Kenmore West High School in 2001 after thirty-four years of teaching a variety of English courses. During his tenure there his dynamic approach to teaching was recognized when he was selected as Teacher of the Year by the Western District PTA. He is currently on the faculty of Mount Saint Mary Academy, where he teaches various English courses, including electives in poetry and film study.

Ken's writing has been published in several poetry magazines as well as The Buffalo News. He is a past winner of the Just Buffalo Literary Competition for writing original poetry, and he was named a WNY Writer-in-Residence. He was also a first prize winner for poetry in the WNY Labor-in-Literature Competition. In addition to his writing and teaching, Ken is a photographer whose work in hand-tinted black and white images has won several awards in area art shows. This past year the Kenmore West English Department surprised Ken by instituting the Kenneth Feltges Poetry Award, which will be presented annually in his honor to students who show exceptional creativity in writing original poetry.

Carole Southwood teaches writing and literature at SUNY Empire State College. She studied with Carl Dennis, Raymond Federman, and the late Mac Hammond. She studied in the Writer's Program at the University of Iowa with Marvin Bell and the late Ted Berrigan. In 2007, Carole published her first novel, available at Talking Leaves...Books, entitled Call Me Shady. She began it 27 years ago.

Carole co-hosts an open literary series at Empire State College on the last Tuesday of every other month.

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May, 2009 - 2009

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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.