Sundress Reading Series Presents Natalie Sypolt, Connie Jordan Green, Shane Stricker

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Sundress Reading Series Presents Natalie Sypolt, Connie Jordan Green, Shane Stricker

The Sundress Reading Series is excited to welcome Natalie Sypolt, Connie Jordan Green, and Shane Stricker to the December installment of our reading series! The event will take place at 2 pm on December 2nd in Knoxville, TN at Hexagon Brewery, 1002 Dutch Valley Dr ste 101, Knoxville, TN 37918. The reading is free and open to the public.

Screen Shot 2018-11-28 at 3.26.56 PMNatalie Sypolt lives and writes in West Virginia.  She received her MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and currently teaches writing and literature.  Her work has appeared in Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review Online, Willow Springs Review,  Appalachian Heritage and other literary journals. Natalie serves as a literary editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers and runs the high school portion of the West Virginia Writers Workshop. Her first book, The Sound of Holding Your Breath, came out in November 2018 from West Virginia University Press.

Screen Shot 2018-11-28 at 3.26.51 PMConnie Jordan Green
is the author of two novels for young people (The War at Home and Emmy), both reissued in soft cover by Tellico Books, an imprint of Iris Publishing; two poetry chapbooks, Slow Children Playing and Regret Comes to Tea, from Finishing Line Press; two poetry collections, Household Inventory, winner of the Brick Road Poetry Press 2013 Award, and most recently, Darwin’s Breath from Iris Press. The novels have received various awards: The War at Home was placed on the ALA List of Best Books for Young Adults, both books were selected by the New York City Library as books for the Teen Age, The War at Home was nominated to the 1991-92 Volunteer State Book Award Master List, and Emmy was selected as a Notable 1992 Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. Green is included in Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia (University Press of Kentucky). Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including most recently Connecticut River Review; Cumberland River Review; Jimson Weed; Potomac Review; STILL; Drafthorse; The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III, Contemporary Appalachia, and Volume VI, Tennessee; and Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Volumes V through VIII.

Screen Shot 2018-11-28 at 3.26.44 PMShane Stricker holds an MFA from West Virginia University and is in his second year of coursework toward a PhD at the University of Tennessee. He was a 2016 fellow at the Writing by Writers Workshop at Tomales Bay. His work appears in The Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Midwestern Gothic, Moon City Review, and other magazines and journals.



The Sundress Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series held monthly at 2 p.m. at Hexagon Brewing Co. just outside of downtown Knoxville.



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