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Join us Monday, January 9th at 6 pm for a reading with local poet, Nikki Ummel.
Nikki will be joined by Lauren Wethers and Elizabeth Miki Brina.
This event is free and open to the public.
Nikki Ummel is a queer writer, editor, and educator in New Orleans. Nikki has been published or has work forthcoming in Painted Bride Quarterly, The Adroit Journal, The Georgia Review, and others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets, Best of the Net, and twice awarded the Academy of American Poets’ Andrea Saunders Gereighty Poetry Award. She is the 2022 winner of the Leslie McGrath Poetry Prize. She has two chapbooks, Hush (Belle Point Press, 2022) and Bayou Sonata (NOLA DNA, 2023). You can find her on the web at www.nikkiummel.com.
Lauren Wethers is a writer based in New Orleans. Her fiction has been previously published in Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal, while her freelance writing has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, and Screen Rant, as well as various other online and print publications. Lauren is the co-creator and co-host of the podcast Reclaiming Jane, an Austen podcast for fans on the margins, and is currently revising a full-length manuscript for publication.
Elizabeth Miki Brina is the author of the memoir Speak, Okinawa. Her work has appeared in The Sun, River Teeth, Literary Hub, and Gulf Coast, among others. She lives in New Orleans and teaches at the University of New Orleans.