August 15, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MATTHEW DADDONA is an editor, poet, freelance journalist, and fiction writer. He has published work in Tin House, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Gigantic,
Outside Magazine, Slice, The Adirondack Review, The Southampton Review, Tuesday; An Art Project, Forklift, Ohio, and LitHub, among other places. We was a founding member of FLASHPOINT NYC, an improvisational performance group, and currently co-hosts the reading series “Kill Genre,” in which writers test their skills in alternative genres. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize.

MICHELLE WHITTAKER is a poet and musician. Her full-length poetry collection, SURGE, was released by NYC press, great weather for MEDIA, in July 2017. Her poems have been published in the New Yorker, The Southampton Review, Narrative, Vinyl, Transitions Magazine, Long Island Quarterly and other publications. She was awarded a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize, Cave Canem Fellowship and Pushcart Special Mention. She is an Assistant Professor in the Program of Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University. 

LUCAS HUNT is a celebrated American poet and the president of HUNT Auctioneers, who was born and raised in rural Iowa. His work has been published in The New York Times, and received The John Steinbeck Award for Poetry. He is the author of IOWA, Light on the Concrete, and Lives. Lucas has helped raise millions of dollars and awareness for non-profit organizations. He graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering, holds the coveted Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation, and is an outstanding member of the National Auctioneer’s Association.