Literature Program

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission by donation in support of Earths Daughters & Hallwalls

Earth's Daughters presents

Karen Lewis & Mary Roseberry

Gray Hair Reading Series

Karen LewisKaren Lewis is a Teaching Artist and Teacher Consultant for the Western New York Writing Project at Canisius College. She has also taught creative writing for various non-profit organizations and art galleries throughout WNY, including CEPA Gallery, Writers & Books (Rochester), UB Anderson Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, BOCES, Buffalo State College's Rooftop Poetry Club, and Just Buffalo Literary Center. One of her Just Buffalo-sponsored "Picturing Poetry" projects at Buffalo's Native American Magnet School (with photographer Amy Meza Luraschi) was the subject of a documentary by filmmaker Jon Hand, and was aired on PBS affiliate WNED in 2010. Karen Lee Lewis has been a contributing editor for literature and poetry for Traffic East magazine. Her poetry, short fiction, features, interviews, and photography have been widely published, most recently by the Nature Conservancy, Buffalo Spree, Teachers & Writers magazine, and in the anthology Voices from the Herd. The Buffalo Ornithological Society features many of her photographs on their website. In 2010 Karen received Honorable Mention in the Aurora Artisans Word Worth poetry contest. Karen is a fellow of Canada's Banff Centre. Her poem "Even if" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Slipstream Press. Her first full-length poetry collection entitled What I Would Not Unravel (Writers Den Books) was recently published.

Mary Roseberry Mary Roseberry is a professor of journalism, literature, and composition at Niagara County Community College, where she has taught for 20 years and developed two courses for the college based on her literary interests, Poetry & Fiction by Women and Native American Writers. Her writing, in addition to academic and professional work, has included poetry and personal essays. She is currently working on what she originally imagined would be an academic article, after she acquired a small packet of letters in German written from 1938–1943, but which evolved into Vagrant Spirits: Taking Back History, a non-fiction manuscript which uses memoir, lyrical personal essays, and research narrative to trace the experiences of several Jewish exiles who escaped (and some who did not) Nazi Germany and Austria.

Presented by Earth's Daughters magazine, the oldest continuously published feminist literary arts periodical in the U.S.

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February and March, 2011 - 2011