FRIDAY, AUGUST 15 at 7:00 p.m. and THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 at 7:00 p.

Please join us at our two August events, the first with poet Gabriel Gudding, and the second with poet Averill Curdy. Gabriel Gudding will read Friday, August 15 and Averill Curdy on Thursday, August 21. Gudding will read with Justin Cabrillos and Amy Anderson both students from the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Curdy will also read with two students from the Writing Program.

Gabriel Gudding is the author of two volumes of poetry, A Defense of Poetry (Pitt Poetry Series) and Rhode Island Notebook (Dalkey Archive Press). His poems have appeared in numerous publications and his translations of Spanish language poets are available in the Oxford Anthology of Latin American Poetry and elsewhere. Educated at the Evergreen State College (BA), Purdue (MA), and Cornell University (MFA), Gabriel is an Assistant Professor of writing and literature at Illinois State University at Normal.

Averill Curdy is the co-editor of the Longman Anthology of Poetry. Her poems and translations have appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, Partisan Review, and Slate among others. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Illinois Council for the Arts, and the Rona Jaffe Foundation. Averill is currently an Artist in Residence at Northwestern University's Department of English.