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Carolyn Moore Reading Series: Grace MacNair & Leah Green

From PCC's Humanities & Arts Initiative

Blue flier with black and white photos of Grace MacNair and Leah Green

The PCC HARTS Council would like to invite you to join us at the Sylvania North View Gallery for the first Carolyn Moore Reading Series event of 2023, featuring the two winter residents of PCC’s Carolyn Moore Writing Residency: Award-winning writers Grace MacNair and Leah Naomi Green! The reading will begin at 6:30 and will last for one hour.

The event will be Live Streamed through this link.

Grace MacNair is a poet, teacher, and healthcare professional. Born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina, she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BA from UNC Chapel Hill and an MFA from Hunter College. She has received residencies and fellowships from Monson Arts, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, Brooklyn Poets, and Hunter College. Grace was selected by Yona Harvey as the winner of Radar Poetry’s 2021 Coniston Prize and by Safia Elhillo as the winner of Palette Poetry’s 2022 Emerging Poet Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Threepenny ReviewRadar PoetryPalette Poetry, and elsewhere.

Leah Naomi Green is the author of The More Extravagant Feast (Graywolf Press, 2020), which was selected by Li-Young Lee for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets. She teaches English and Environmental Studies at Washington and Lee University and lives in the mountains of Virginia where she, her partner, and their daughters homestead and grow food. Green’s chapbook, The Ones We Have, received the 2012 Flying Trout Chapbook prize. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The Paris ReviewTin HouseThe Southern ReviewEcotoneShenandoah, and Pleiades and she is the recipient of the 2021 Lucille Clifton Legacy Award.