Friday, April 24, 2009

Gillian Wegener and Lee Herrick Poetry Reading

Gillian Wegener and Lee Herrick will present a free poetry reading at the McHenry Museum, 1402 "I" St., Modesto, May 16 at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Gillian Wegener is the author of The Opposite of Clairvoyance, published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2008. She's had poems published in numerous journals, including Runes, americas review, Quercus Review, and In the Grove. A chapbook, Lifting One Foot, Lifting the Other was published by In the Grove Press in 2001, and she was awarded top prizes by the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation for 2006 and 2007. Wegener works as a junior high English teacher in California's Central Valley. She lives with her husband and daughter in Modesto.

Lee Herrick is the author of This Many Miles from Desire (WordTech Editions, 2007). He was born in Daejeon, Korea and adopted at ten months. His poems have been published in ZYZZYVA, Berkeley Poetry Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, MiPoesias, and The Bloomsbury Review, among others, and in anthologies such as Seeds from a Silent Tree: An Anthology of Korean Adoptees, Hurricane Blues: Poems About Katrina and Rita, and Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California's Great Central Valley, 2nd Edition. He is the founding editor of In the Grove and teaches at Fresno City College.

For more information: Gillian Wegener, or Cleo Griffith, (209) 543-1776

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