Creole Conjure Book Launch

Sat Oct 30 2021 at 06:00 pm UTC-04:00

The Singing Fountain | Philadelphia

A Novel Idea on Passyunk
Publisher/HostA Novel Idea on Passyunk
Creole Conjure Book Launch Join us as we celebrate the launch of our very own Christina Rosso's short story collection CREOLE CONJURE (Maudlin House).
Featuring readings by: Nick Gregorio, Rachel O-Hanlon-Rodriguez, & Tara Stillions Whitehead

Saturday, October 30th 6pm at the Singing Fountain
1538 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
*We will also live stream the event!

Nick Gregorio is a husband, writer, teacher, dog-dad, punk, nerd, teeth-grinder, and mall-walker living and writing just outside of Philadelphia. He is the author of three books, and his work has appeared in many print and online journals. His first chapbook, Rare Encounters with Sea Beasts and Other Divine Phenomena, is set to be released by Thirty West Publishing House in October 2021.

Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez (she/they) is a Philly based actor, poet, teaching artist, and facilitator. Their work is rooted in trauma informed care practice and explores generational cycles, boundaries, borders, and liberation. Rachel’s first play was produced with Manayunk Theater Company in 2020, and their first poem was published in Toho Journal Vol. 2 Issue 2. Rachel received an Illuminate the Arts Grant and will be self-publishing her first collection in January. To learn more about Rachel’s creative work visit find her @the.inter.section on Instagram or at www.rachelohanlonrodriguez.com.

Tara Stillions Whitehead is a filmmaker and multi-genre writer living in Central Pennsylvania. Graduate of University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television Production and San Diego State University’s Creative Writing MFA Program, her writing has been included in the 2021 Wigleaf Top 50 and has been nominated for various awards, including Best of the Net, AWP Intro Journal Awards, and the Pushcart Prize. A former DGA assistant director for television, she is currently Assistant Professor of Film, Video, and Digital Media Production at Messiah University, where she serves as production faculty for narrative filmmaking. Her hybrid chapbook/concept album, Blood Histories, was published by Galileo Press in 2021, and her full-length collection, The Year of the Monster, is forthcoming with Unsolicited Press in 2022.

Christina Rosso (she/her) is a writer and bookstore owner living outside of Philadelphia with her bearded husband and rescue pup. She is the author of CREOLE CONJURE (Maudlin House, 2021) and SHE IS A BEAST (APEP Publications, 2020). Her writing has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and the Pushcart Prize. For more information, visit http://christina-rosso.com or find her on Twitter @Rosso_Christina.

Registration is not required but suggested so we can get a headcount. Register now at anovelideaphilly.com/events!

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The Singing Fountain, Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147, Philadelphia, United States

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