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A Night of Readings and A Book Launch

Join us for an evening of readings & writings, words & language, lit & luminosity in toast to Laura Ritland's debut poetry collection, EAST AND WEST ( Books will be sold, readers will read, feelings will be felt!

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Laura Ritland’s poems have appeared in magazines across Canada, including The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Arc Poetry Magazine, and CNQ. She is the author of the chapbook Marine Science (Anstruther 2016), a graduate of the Masters in Creative Writing Program at the University of Toronto, and recipient of the 2014 Malahat Far Horizons Award for Poetry. She currently divides her time along the west coast between Vancouver and the California Bay Area, where she is a PhD student in English at UC Berkeley. East and West is her debut collection.

Jane Hu is a Berkeley English PhD and freelancer who has published in The New Yorker, Slate, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Awl

Max Kaisler is a second-year graduate student in Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley, with an MFA in Poetry from the University of Montana and a BA in English & Classics from Amherst College. She’s worked as an editor and intern at Ploughshares, The Common, Bare Journal, and Cutbank, her own poetry and nonfiction has been published online and in print, and she’s received multiple prizes for her original poetry and translations from Latin and Ancient Greek and for her essays on Rilke’s Book of Hours and Book of Images

Jared Robinson is from Indianapolis, IN and moved to the Bay to study Literature at Berkeley. He has never published nor left the country.