Frayed Edge Press author Bryant O'Hara will be appearing on the Speculative Poetry Panel, Saturday February 20, 2021, at the Black History Month meeting of Virtuous Con. Bryant will be reading from his forthcoming poetry book, The Ghettobirds.
Virtuous Con provides a virtual convention experience for SciFi/Fantasy/Comics lovers, with an emphasis on black and brown artists, writers, and other creatives.
Frayed Edge Press author Daniel Hales recently participated in a virtual poetry reading organized by the Warwick Free Public Library, in Warwick, MA.
Daniel read from his recent book of poems, ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English and answered audience questions over Zoom.
A profile of Daniel and the virtual reading appeared in the Greenfield Recorder -- "Local author explores 'the spaces from which questions arise' with latest poetry book," written by Zack DeLuca. Daniel reflected on his writing process, the interplay of his music and his poetry, and how he recognizes when something's about to become a poem or song.
"The poems take readers on a journey and interrogate everything from the mundane through poems like 'How To Pass The Time,' to thoughts of fading love in 'How to Change Your Mind.'”
Officially Launched - Daniel Hales' ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems in English
Daniel Hales' new book, ¿Cómo Hacer Preguntas? or How To Make Questions: 69 Instructional Poems
in English, has officially launched! Enjoy watching the official launch party reading below, and find out more about the book by visiting this page.
Have you ever heard of Jeremiah Hacker? Neither has most of the modern American public, unfortunately! But fear not! Frayed Edge Press author Rebecca Pritchard is ready to educate, and to bring this important but forgotten 19th-century rabble-roused to life at an upcoming event hosted by the Maine Historical Society. Author of at Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist from Frayed Edge Press, Pritchard will re-introduce the waiting public to Hacker on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the Maine Historical Society (MHS) in Portland. This event will feature a slide show and talk by Pritchard, as well as time for Q&A and discussion.
Jeremiah Hacker was an outspoken and controversial journalist based in Portland, Maine, for much of his professional life. He's perhaps best known as the publisher and lead writer for The Pleasure Boat, which has the distinction of being considered Maine's most controversial newspaper. Inspired by his Quaker background, Hacker worked to end slavery, poverty, and inequality of women through his writing. He spoke out against prisons, advocating instead for reform and education. He broke with all forms of organized religion and urged people to leave their churches and find moral direction from within. He promoted no political party, believing people would be better off without government. He was in favor of land for all. The most controversial of Hacker’s radical ideas, however—and the one that lost him the most readers—was his advocacy for peace as the country headed toward Civil War.
The Maine Historical Society has as its mission: "Preserving History, Engaging Minds, Connecting Maine." Pritchard's talk promises to do just that. Many of the historical photographs in the book were reproduced with permission of the MHS and came from their collections. To learn more about this book, visit: https://www.frayededgepress.com/jeremiah-hacker.html
Jeremiah Hacker was one of the most well-known, and controversial, citizens of Portland, Maine in the 19th century. Frayed Edge Press author Rebecca Pritchard brings this colorful character back to life in her recently published book, Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist. This weekend, she brings Hacker "home" to Portland, in a reading at Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop Portland!
Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11:30am-12:30pm at Sherman's, located at 49 Exchange Street in the Old Port area of downtown Portland. Copies of the book will be available for sales, and there will be time for questions and answers from the author.
To learn more about this book, visit: https://www.frayededgepress.com/jeremiah-hacker.html
Frayed Edge Press author Rebecca Pritchard will appear at Sherman's Books of Bar Harbor, Maine on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Pritchard will be reading from her recently-published book on Portland, Maine's radical newspaperman: Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist. There will be time for questions and discussion as well. All those interested in Maine history are encouraged to attend.
The reading will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Sherman's Books, 56 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME.
Books will be available for sale at the event, or get your copy here:
Penn Book Center announces:
Please join us for a reading and discussion
with two great authors from two of our favorite local presses:
Shelly Brivic, author of STEALING: A NOVEL IN DREAMS (Frayed Edge Press)
Barbara Barrow, author of THE QUELLING (Lanternfish Press)
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Frayed Edge Press author Shelly Brivic will be reading from his novel, Stealing: A Novel in Dreams on February 28, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the 6th floor lounge of Anderson Hall at Temple University's main campus. Refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for sale.
This event is sponsored by Temple's English Department. Dr. Brivic is recently retired as a professor in this department, and has long been recognized as a leading scholar of literary Modernism with a specialization in the writings of James Joyce. While he has published a vast number of academic journal articles and scholarly books, Stealing is his first work of fiction.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring ID to check in at the Anderson Hall security desk and to be directed to the venue.
To learn more about Stealing, visit: https://www.frayededgepress.com/stealing.html
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