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2/8 - Sundress Reading - Mountain Access Brigade

Enjoy a reading on Saturday Feb. 8th 6pm at Union Ave Books where part of all proceeds that night will benefit the Mountain Access Brigade, a Knoxville collective dedicated to decreasing the stigma around abortion and women's reproductive experiences.

We'll hear from talented readers, like Magdalen Zinky, Pamela Schoenewaldt, and Abby Minor.

Magdalen Zinky is a writer and theatre maker based in Greeneville, TN. Her current areas of interest are womanhood, what we do with our rage, social constraints and unspoken etiquettes, secondhand materials, and lacto-fermentation. Her writing has appeared in Plane Tree Journal, Ariel Chart, Red Sky Journal, and Knack Magazine, and onstage with the Daughters Collective (NYC) and The Junkyard (NYC/Greeneville). She blogs about process and parenthood at and hosts the podcast The 24 Hour Woman.

Pamela Schoenewaldt is the USA Today bestselling author of historical novels When We Were Strangers, Swimming in the Moon, and Under the Same Blue Sky, which have been translated into five languages. She was short-listed for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction and is in the East Tennessee Writers’ Hall of Fame. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in literary magazines in England, France, Italy, and the United States. She taught writing for the University of Maryland, European Division, and the University of Tennessee, where she was the UT Library Writer in Residence.

Abby Minor lives in the ridges and valleys of central Pennsylvania, occupied Lenape land, where she works on poems, essays, paintings, quilts, and projects for reproductive justice. The granddaughter of Appalachian tinkerers and Yiddish-speaking New Yorkers, she is Bitch Media’s 2018 Writing Fellow in Sexual Politics and the author of the poetry chapbooks Real Words for Inside (Gap Riot Press) and Plant Light, Dress Light (dancing girl press). Since 2012 she’s taught poetry classes in her region’s low-income nursing homes; in 2017 she founded Ridgelines Language Arts, a regional non-profit that provides expert language arts instruction to those who are impacted by stigma and injustice.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 6:00pm
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902

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