Jen Hirt Featured Reader at Midtown Cinema's Poetry Thursdays
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Poetry Thurdays will feature author Jen Hirt in a special reading at Midtown Cinema's Reel Cafe, November 10.
Hirt’s first book, the memoir Under Glass: The Girl With a Thousand Christmas Trees, was published in 2010 by the University of Akron Press. It won the Drake University Emerging Writer Award for 2011. Her essay “Lores of Last Unicorns,” published in the Winter 2009 issue of The Gettysburg Review, won a 2010 Pushcart Prize. Another essay, “Arrived to Find,” was published in Natural Bridge and was named a “Notable Essay of 2009” by Best American Essays.
She is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant for creative nonfiction, a writing residency at Bernheim Arboretum, and an Ohioana Library grant. Hirt earned a B.A. at Hiram College, an M.A. at Iowa State University and an M.F.A. at the University of Idaho. She teaches writing at Penn State Harrisburg and lives in the Engleton Historic District of Harrisburg.
Midtown Cinema is located at 250 Reily Street in Harrisburg. This event is hosted by the Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel. An open reading,
which begins at 7pm, will precede the feature presentation. More
information: (717) 909-6566.
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