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Workshop & Third Saturday Reading and Open Mic with Heidi Seaborn

Heidi Seaborn will lead the workshop at 4:30pm When Life Feels Chaotic, Write about it” Join us... it is FREE!

And then Heidi and Lillo Way are our featured poets for our Third Saturday PoetryIsEverything reading which includes an open mic 6:15 to around 8 pm.

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Heidi Seaborn writes . . . As a teenager I wrote poetry and was published. Then I grew up and lost the plot for nearly 40 years. After three kids, 27 moves, a successful business career, failed marriages and one that is working out wonderfully, I started writing poetry again in 2016.

It’s been a whirlwind since—my first full-length poetry collection, Give a Girl Chaos (see what she can do) was published March 2019 from C&R Press’ Mastodon imprint, my work has appeared in over 50 journals, including Missouri Review, Nimrod, Penn Review, Mississippi Review, Gravel, Yemassee Journal and American Journal of Poetry, in several anthologies, in a political pamphlet Body Politic (Mount Analogue Press) and in a chapbook Finding My Way Home (Finishing Line Press).

I'm thrilled to have won the 2018 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize, and to be shortlisted for over a dozen prizes including the International Literary Awards Rita Dove Award in Poetry, New Millennium Poetry Prize, Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Knightville Poetry Prize, Mississippi Review Poetry Prize, Patricia Dobler Poetry Award and Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Poetry Prize and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of Net.

I am now studying for my Master's in Fine Arts in Poetry at New York University and am honored to serve as Poetry Editor of the prestigious The Adroit Journal and am on the Board of Tupelo Press.

Lillo Way - Lillo Way's chapbook, “Dubious Moon,” winner of the Hudson Valley Writers Center’s Slapering Hol Chapbook Contest, was published in March 2018. Her poem, “Offering,” is the winner of the 2018 E.E. Cummings Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in RHINO, Poet Lore, New Orleans Review, Tampa Review, Louisville Review, Madison Review, Florida Review, Poetry East, among others. Way has received grants from the NEA, NY State Council on the Arts, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation for her choreographic work involving poetry.

She is twice a 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her poems have appeared in New Orleans Review, Poet Lore, Tampa Review, Tar River Poetry, Madison Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Poetry East, The American Journal of Poetry, Flying South among others. Nine of Way's poems are included in anthologies. A full-length manuscript was a finalist for the Barry Spacks Poetry Prize from Gunpowder Press.

Lillo Way served on the faculty of the Dance Program of the School of Education at New York University for five years, one of which years she was Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence. She taught at Hunter College for four years and was a guest artist/instructor at Princeton University. She also taught at the University of Maryland and Barnard College, and presented lectures and workshops at other colleges and universities throughout the country.

She performed in the dance companies of Erick Hawkins and Twyla Tharp, and was artistic director/choreographer of the Lillo Way Dance Company.

As an actor, she performed in classical and contemporary plays on New York stages and in regional theaters, and appeared in numerous national network television commercials. She was a regular reader on NPR’s “Selected Shorts”, recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City.

She taught yoga for ten years at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City, as well as special yoga programs in India and Mexico. She taught Yoga-for-Actors at the Michael Howard Studio and the New York Film Academy.