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Riverfront Readings featuring Annette Hope Billings, Colleen Maynard, and Celeste Oster
May 13 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT
Friday, May 13th, 8PM Central (US and Canada)
Please join us for our May 13th Zoom reading featuring Annette Hope Billings, Colleen Maynard, and Celeste Oster.
To attend, please register for the reading at https://squoom.com/z/rf220513, and you will be provided with the information needed to join the reading.
Annette Hope Billings is an award-winning poet known for the impact of her audible presentations of work. In 2015 she brought her registered nursing career to an early end to fully pursue her passion for writing. That same year her first collection of poetry, A Net Full of Hope, received Topeka’s ARTSConnect’s ARTY Award in Literature. Her second and third books, Descants for a Daughter and Just Shy of Stars followed. Billings’ work, including prose and short stories, can also be found in a variety of anthologies as well as in print and online journals. She also co-leads a monthly open mic in Topeka’s NOTO art district called Speak Easy. Speak Easy was the recipient of 2021 ArtsConnect ARTY award. Contact info: https://anetfullofhope.com/; https://Facebook.com/anetfullofhope
Colleen Maynard is a poet, visual artist and arts administrator. Her writing has appeared in such publications as matchbook, Nano Fiction, Press Pause Press, Sand Journal, and Wayne Literary Review. Her collaborative chapbook with Samantha Persons, Just Before Waking, is forthcoming from Columbia Journal Press. As a visual artist, Colleen makes detailed drawings of marine invertebrate and prehistoric life forms using drafting tools and mixed media. Her exhibition Calyxes and Polyps: Celebrating Coral from the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary at the Houston Public Library Central Gallery (2022) is partially funded by a 2019 “Let Creativity Happen” award from Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston. She was selected for the research exhibition collaborative Visual Pathology with University of Texas Medical Branch and Galveston Art Center in 2018. Colleen holds writing and painting majors from the Kansas City Art Institute. She resides in Houston and sometimes remembers to write at https://www.colleenmaynard.com.
Celeste Oster is a compulsive taker of classes, lover of odd words, and maker of handbound books. Her poems have appeared in Thorny Locust, The Same, and a variety of long defunct literary journals.