Join us for readings by Jay Aquinas Thompson and Alicia Jo Rabins!
Jay Aquinas Thompson is a poet, essayist, and educator with recent or forthcoming work in The Oakland Review, COAST | NoCOAST, Big Big Wednesday, The Spectacle, Full Stop, Fog Machine, Denver Quarterly, and Poetry Northwest, where he’s a contributing editor. He’s been awarded grants and fellowships from the Community of Writers, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and 4Culture. He lives with his family in Seattle, where he teaches creative writing to incarcerated women.
Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, musician and Torah teacher. She is the author of Divinity School (APR/Honickman First Book Prize, 2015) and Fruit Geode (Augury Books, 2018). Rabins is the creator and performer of Girls in Trouble, an indie-folk song cycle about women in Torah, and A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, a one-woman chamber-rock opera about finance and mysticism, currently being made into a feature film. An internationally touring violinist and singer, she lives in Portland, OR with her husband and two children. She loves plants, ancient texts and coffee, and is currently at work on a memoir. www.aliciajo.com