WordsWest Literary Series Presents
Readings by Poet Catherine Barnett and fiction writer Renee Simms
7:00 pm, Wed., March 20, 2019, C & P Coffee Co.
We let it rule our lives, we say it passes too slow and then too
quickly. What is time and how does it affect us? Poet Catherine Barnett and
fiction writer Renee Simms will share 90 minutes with us and read from their new books — both looking at time in a multitude of ways.
Catherine Barnett is the author of three poetry collections, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced (2004),The Game of Boxes (2012), winner of the James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets, and Human Hours, just
published by Graywolf Press. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Award, she is a member of the core faculty of New York University’s Creative Writing Program, a Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College, and an independent editor. She lives in New York City.
Renee Simms’ writing appears in Callaloo, Oxford American, Ecotone, Literary
Hub, Southwest Review, North American Review, The Rumpus, Salon and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Bread Loaf, Ragdale, Vermont Studio Center, Kimbilio, PEN Center, and Cave Canem. She’s been a featured artist at Elliott Bay Book Company, Tempe Center for the Arts, Midnight Special Bookstore, and on the Portland book podcast, Between the Covers. She lives with one-and-a half children (her eldest is away at college) and a black and white kitty named Barack. Renee’s debut story collection is Meet Behind Mars. She is currently working on a collection of essays and a novel.
WordsWest is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw. WordsWest Literary Series is grateful for funding from Poets & Writers, Inc. that allows us to pay our writers for their time and talent.
WordsWest Literary Series. Every third Wednesday at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level.