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Robert Lashley, Nastashia Minto, and Sophia Shalmiyev
June 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Three writers and poets (Lashley, Minto and Shalmiyev) will read from and discuss their work through an audience Q/A.
A 2016 Jack Straw Fellow, Artist Trust Fellow, and nominee for a Stranger Genius Award, Robert Lashley has had poems published in such journals as Feminete, Seattle Review of Books, NAILED, Gramma, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and The Cascadia Review. His work was also featured in Many Trails to the Summit, an anthology of Northwest form and lyric poetry, and It Was Written, an anthology of poetry inspired by hip hop. His full-length books include THE HOMEBOY SONGS (Small Doggies Press, 2014) and UP SOUTH (Small Doggies Press, 2017).
Nastashia Minto is an African American woman who was born in South Georgia. Her life experiences led her to obtain an associate’s degree in occupational therapy and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Currently residing in Portland, Oregon her debut book of poetry was published February 28th 2019 by Eldredge Books. Nastashia has been a featured at many popular local reading series, including Unchaste Readers, Grief Rites, and Incite. Her writing has been published in SUSAN the journal, Unchaste Anthology Volume III, and forthcoming in Portland Metrozine.
Sophia Shalmiyev emigrated from Leningrad to America in 1990. She is a feminist writer, Mother Winter (S&S, 2019), and painter living in Portland, OR with her two children. Her latest work appears in Guernica and Lit Hub.