Wednesday, 13 November 2013 13:22
by IND Monthly Staff
Voices in Autumn will seize the (Wednes)day
Voices in Autumn Wednesday, Nov. 13 7-9 p.m. Carpe Diem! Gelatto-Espresso Bar
The Voices literary series brings some heavy hitters for its autumnal go-round, featuring a quartet of gifted poets and fiction writers at Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar tonight. Voices in Autumn will feature poets Gina Ferrara and Carol Rice, and fiction writer Matthew Hofferek reading selections from their works.
Ferrara, a New Orleans native, has published her poetry in several respected journals including The Briar Cliff Review, The Poetry Ireland Review and Callaloo. A grant recipient from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the 2012 Pushcart award nominee most recently published Amber Torch Light, her second full-length collection.
Hofferek is a Texan who enlisted in the Navy right out of high school. Following his years as a corpsman, he moved to NYC and began writing fiction. His literary travels have taken him twice to Lafayette, and Hofferek has garnered three creative writing scholarships and has been published four times, including a collection of short stories, All Wars End Alone. He is working on his first novel.
Rice is a regular at the Festival of Words in Grand Coteau, having recently launched her first poetry chapbook, Fishing in Louisiana. A whirlwind summer saw her attending poetry workshops at the Aspen Writers Institute and the Wild Acres Retreat in North Carolina. With a master’s degree in religious studies from the University of Toronto, Rice is currently enrolled in creative writing classes at UL Lafayette.
Voices in Autumn will be held from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free. For details, contact Clare L. Martin at (337) 962-5886.
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