Fred Wildlife Refuge Capitol Hill
Fri., March 18, 8 p.m. 2016
This one's for the loyalists who've been in it since the days of sneaking into the parking garages and listening to Stranger Genius Award finalist Ed Skoog read poems beside a giant red gas tank late into the night. Five great readers from APRILs of yore read with five new bloods. Ten readers sounds like a lot, but they're all headliners and everybody will read a piece that's only 500 words or less. I'm particularly interested in hearing new poems from Skoog and Stranger Genius Award winner Maged Zaher; the fiction of Jessica Mooney; more poems by Hannah Sanghee Park, Robert Lashley, and Leena Joshi; and whatever Sarah Galvin wants to read. RICH SMITH
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