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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday Monday, July 16th – 7-9 pm Kathleen McClung & Dawn McGuire, followed by an open mic
July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kathleen McClung is the author of two collections of poetry, The Typists Play Monopoly (2018) and Almost the Rowboat (2013). Her poetry, memoir, and fiction appear widely in journals and anthologies. Recipient of the Rita Dove Poetry Award from Salem College 2012 International Literary Awards, Kathleen was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the 2012 National Poetry Competition sponsored by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Nye also honored Kathleen’s work in The MacGuffin’s 2017 National Poet Hunt. Kathleen has taught writing and literature classes at Skyline College in San Bruno, California for over twenty years. Dawn McGuire is a neurologist and author of two poetry collections, Sleeping in Africa and Hands On. She grew up in Eastern Kentucky and was educated at Princeton University, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her scientific work is focused in two areas: developing biological and gene therapies for diseases such as Huntington’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis; and in reducing disparities in stroke and other neurologic conditions. Her poems have appeared in various literary magazine and anthologies, and she has won several poetry awards, including the Troubadour Prize (UK), the National League of American Pen Women, and the 2011 Sarah Lawrence/Campbe