Saturday, April 6, 2024

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  2:00 PM
  Prairie Lights Bookstore

Prairie Lights Reading Series: Cindy Juyoung Ok & Thea Brown

Literary Speakers for Prairie Lights Reading Series

Venue: Prairie Lights Bookstore

Date: Saturday, April 6

Doors: 2 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Admission: Free and open to the public

Cindy Juyoung Ok is the author of Yale Younger Poets Prize-winning Ward Toward. A MacDowell Fellow, Kenyon Review Fellow, and poetry editor at Guernica magazine, she is a former high school science teacher and now teaches creative writing at Kenyon College. Her poems are out now or soon in New England Review, Sewanee Review, and The Yale Review.







Thea Brown is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. She is the author of the chapbook We Are Fantastic (Petri Press 2013) and the full-length poetry collections Think of the Danger (H_NGM_N 2016), Famous Times (Slope Editions 2019), and Loner Forensics (Northwestern University Press 2023). Poems can be found in Oversound, Denver Quarterly, Pinwheel, the Iowa Review, LitHub, Vinyl, and elsewhere. She lives in Baltimore, where she’s been the Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School and a Rubys Artist Project Grant awardee, as well as the recipient of a UCross Foundation fellowship and the 2020 Art Alliance Poetry Prize. She teaches creative writing at the George Washington University.