Come support local writers by attending 621 Salon next Thursday, October 19th, from 7-8 p.m. We will be featuring the literary works of Kimberly Newberry, Raquel Albarrán, Whitney Gilchrist, and Emile Boghos.
Refreshments will be available for a small donation.
Kimberly Newberry is originally from Nebraska and is still fairly new to Tallahassee. She received her bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of Southern California. She is currently a lawyer but still enjoys writing fiction and poetry in her free time.
Raquel Albarran is a writer, artist, and educator currently based in Tallahassee. She has presented her poetry and performance work at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico and at Taller Puertorriqueño in Philadelphia. Her first chapbook, La intimidad de los extraños, was published by Atarraya Cartonera. Albarrán is a Postdoctoral Scholar at Florida State University, where she teaches colonial literatures and cultures from Mexico, Peru, and the Hispanic Caribbean. She was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1983.
Whitney Gilchrist is pursuing an MFA in fiction at Florida State. In previous lives, she taught high school in Mississippi and traveled the perimeter of the U.S. by car.
Emile Boghos is is a poet from Tallahassee, FL. In addition to writing his own poetry, he serves on the board of directors for the Anhinga press. His works have appeared in literary journals such as The Arden Literary Review, Elan magazine, and the Oregon Literary Review.
The 621 Salon is a space for writers at every stage of their journey to gather, share, and connect. We aim to foster community and encourage risk-taking and vulnerability. Whether you have never shared your work with an audience, or you’ve published multiple acclaimed works, you are welcome here. The 621 Salon is hosted by 621 Gallery in Railroad Square on the third Thursday of every month. We are always looking for new writers and audience members to strengthen Tallahassee’s writing community. Contact Gabriela Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.