Monday, April 18, 2016

SLCC Celebrates Poetry Chapbook Winner With Book Launch, Reading

Salt Lake Community College’s Publication Studies Press, the micro press at the SLCC publication Center, is hosting its annual spring poetry chapbook launch April 20, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Commons of the Academic and Administration Building on the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

Katherine Taylor Allred

At the chapbook launch, Katherine Taylor Allred will read from her 2016 contest-winning collection of poems, “Light Passes Through.” Contest judge Danielle Beazer Dubrasky will also give a poetry reading. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of Allred’s collection and have the opportunity to learn more about the publication process, which includes editing, design, layout, printing and publicity strategies.

Allred will answer questions about her work and her writing process along with other chapbook contest finalists Mari Orikasa (“Me, drove to the moon”), Taylor Sanders (“Age of Poems”) and Jarrod Barben (“In the Fall”). Allred was literary and managing editor of the SLCC arts and literary magazine Folio and an intern at the SLCC Publication Center. She has experience as a documentary film assistant producer, assistant librarian at Salt Lake City Public Library, copy editor and a “bagel monger.” Allred currently lives and writes in Salt Lake City with four children, three dogs, two fruit trees and, last but not least, one man.

Dubrasky is an associate professor of creative writing at Southern Utah University. Her chapbook “Ruin and Light” won the 2014 Anabiosis Press Chapbook Competition. Her poetry has been published in Contrary Magazine, Sugar House Review, ECOllective, Tar River Poetry, Weber Studies, CityArts and Petroglyph. Originally from Virginia, she has lived the past 20 years in southern Utah.