Literature Program

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.


Earth's Daughters presents

George Grace & Gary Earl Ross

Gray Hair Reading Series

George Grace is the author of two books of poetry, American Stonehenge and Night Wanes, Dawn (Writer's Den, 2012). He has two more books forthcoming in 2014. His poetry has also been published in Earth's Daughters and the Buffalo News. He is also the author of seven plays, several short stories, and many articles in national and international arts magazines, and is a former columnist for The Alternative Press. He has taught creative writing at Buffalo State College, Attica and Collins Correctional Facilities, City Honors School, and for Just Buffalo's Writers-in Education program. He is also a nationally-exhibited visual artist, former president of the Buffalo Society of Artists, and co-owner of Meridian West Art Gallery on Hertel Avenue, which hosts the Circleformance literature & music series.

Gary Earl Ross by KC Kratt
Gary Earl Ross is a retired UB professor and author of more than 200 published short stories, poems, essays, scholarly articles, and op-ed pieces. His books include The Wheel of Desire, Shimmerville, Dots, and Blackbird Rising. His plays, performed in the US, Canada, England, and China, include Sleepwalker: The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, Picture Perfect, The Best Woman, Murder Squared, The Scavenger's Daughter, The Mark of Cain, and Matter of Intent, winner of the Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America. Named Erie County's 2003 Artist of the Year, his other honors include the Emanuel Fried Outstanding New Play Award, a LIFT Fiction Fellowship, a Saltonstall Foundation Playwriting Fellowship, and public radio commentary awards from the New York Associated Press and the New York Broadcasters Association. Ross is a member of Just Buffalo Literary Center (for which he has led writing workshops), the Dramatists Guild of America, Mystery Writers of America, Ujima Theater Company (where he is resident playwright), and the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (for which he has served as president), Almanack editor, and area chair for Film and for Comics-Cartoons-&-Video-Games.

Earth's Daughters Magazine—a feminist literary periodical published in Buffalo by a multi-generational "collective" editorial board comprising Kastle Brill, Jennifer Campbell, Joyce Kessel, Janna Willoughby-Lohr, and ryki zuckerman—is in its 42nd year. The Gray Hair Series, curated and hosted by ryki zuckerman, is in its eighth season.