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Soul Bone Lit Fest presents Featured Reading with Ellen Bass & Mark Spragg

Wednesday August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT

Soul Bone Lit Fest presents Featured Reading with Ellen Bass & Mark Spragg

From the organizers:

“Tonight our long-time mentor and frequent guest Mark Spragg is returning together with a close friend of his, Ellen Bass, a poet we deeply admire. We are so happy to have the two of them read together from their poetry and lyrical prose.

Ellen Bass’s most recent collection, Indigo, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020. Her other poetry books include Like a Beggar, The Human Line, and Mules of Love. Her poems appear  frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Among her awards are Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The NEA, and The California Arts Council, The Lambda Literary Award, and three Pushcart Prizes. She co-edited the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks!, and her nonfiction books include the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth. A Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, She teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University.

Mark Spragg is the author of Where Rivers Change Direction, a memoir that won the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers award, and the novels The Fruit of Stone and An Unfinished Life, which was chosen by the Rocky Mountain News as the Best Book of 2004. All three were top-ten Book Sense selections and have been translated into fifteen languages. He lives with his wife, Virginia, in Wyoming. Mark also has an extensive history as a screenwriter, writing the scripts for movies such as An Unfinished Life and Everything that Rises.