Meet Brenda Coultas, the poet who’ll be reading at Saturday’s SPEECH IS NOT FREE Festival!!

Indeed, Saturday is gonna be a doozy. It’s our 3rd annual  SPEECH IS NOT FREE Festival!

It will feature a poetry reading by Brenda Coultas (left), a staged reading of Henry Miller and Anais Nin’s more salacious writing entitled Miller Out Loud!  featuring local actors portraying the roles of Henry, June, Anais and Rimbaud, and a performance by acclaimed Chicago musician and Library friend extraordinaire, Al Rose, who just dropped a critically acclaimed CD entitled, Spin Spin Dizzy.

We’ll be profiling the main players across the upcoming week, so let’s start with Ms. Coultas, shall we?

Brenda Coultas is the author of four poetry collections, including The Tatters (Wesleyan University Press, 2014), The Marvelous Bones of Time (Coffee House Press, 2008), and A Handmade Museum (Coffee House Press, 2003).412byb-jt3l-_sx331_bo1204203200_

Her honors include a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship and residencies from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy, and the Millay Colony for the Arts.

She teaches at Touro College and lives in New York City.

Please join us in this celebration, because we believe that without free speech there can be no human rights.

Doors at 6:30.  Show at 7:30.  Beer, wine, good conversation, wonderful stars-under-the-redwoods-vibes, and of course, so much more!

And it’s by donation!  RSVP HERE!  (Facebook event here.)

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