A Reading with Kathy D’Arcy and Cassie Pruyn

Poets Kathy D’Arcy and Cassie Pruyn will read from their work at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at 4300 Annette St.

The evening will also feature an Open Mic Lotto, in which one winner will have the chance to kick the night off by reading 5-10 minutes of their own original work. Interested individuals should come prepared with work in hand!

The event is free and open to the public, with free food and drink. Donations will be accepted, and any proceeds will pay the featured readers.

Please note: there will be three small, friendly dogs on premises.

Kathy D’Arcy is a poet, workshop facilitator and and youth worker based in Cork city, Ireland. Originally trained as a doctor, she is currently completing a Creative Writing PhD at UCC, where she teaches with the Women’s Studies and Creative Writing departments. D’Arcy is currently at work on an experimental-poetic look at how Irish history has silenced women’s voices.

Cassie Pruyn is the author of Bayou St. John: A Brief History (The History Press, 2017) and the poetry collection Lena (Texas Tech University Press, 2017), winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNI Online, The Normal School, 32 Poems, The Los Angeles Review, Poet Lore, The Adroit Journal and many others. Born and raised in Portland, Maine, she holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She teaches at Bard Early College in New Orleans.