San Diego Public Library and the Friends of the Central Library are proud to present:
Leslie Ferguson: "When I was her Daughter"
Tania Pryputniewicz: "The Fool in the Corn"
In honor of Poetry month please join us for an evening of reflection, healing and inspiration with two of San Diego's most well-respected author/poets. Through poetry and prose, both authors courageously share their unique journeys of self-discovery while overcoming traumatic personal losses.
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*See special note on the "after-party" at Modbom Acid Vault
Leslie Ferguson, an award-winning author and editor started writing poetry in college as a way to deal with troubling emotions and traumatic memories from her childhood. In graduate school, she was more courageous, and wrote scenes from memory, trying to recapture the mood of much of her life with a mentally ill parent. During the day, she taught high schoolers about literature; in the evening, she studied and wrote, eventually amassing more than 200,000 words about her journey from homelessness and foster care to safety and love.
Tania Pryputniewicz, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, teaches poetry at San Diego Writers, Ink as well as online writing classes. In the spring of 2020, she joined the adjunct faculty at Antioch University as an online instructor in the Continuing Education program to teach tarot-inspired writing classes. Her latest book features poems she wrote about the love her family exchanged with their mother while caring for her in her final days. A tarot reading cast the week before she passed wove itself into her prose.
*Poets Underground" founder, Sunny Rey, has invited all attendees to head over to the Modbom Acid Vault at 7:30 for an after-party and chance to read in the Open-Mic. She is kindly extending the sign-up sheet from 7:30 to 8pm just for us! THANK Y💜U Sunny!