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621 Salon

June 15, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Come support local writers by attending 621 Salon next Thursday, June 15th, from 7-8 p.m. We will be featuring the literary works of Avni Vyas, Lee Patterson, Kymberly Keaton, and Matthew House.

Refreshments ($3 beer and $4 wine) will be available.

Kymberly Dawn Keaton has been a ballerina, a bartender, and a BMW motorcycle rider. She lives in the woods of Northern Florida with her gorgeous husband and clever dogs. She has an MA in creative writing from Florida State University, has had short stories published in Harpur Palate and Flyway, and is the creator of the blog Following Serendipity.

Avni Vyas earned her M.F.A and Ph.D from Florida State University. Along with Anne Barngrover, she is the co-author of Candy In Our Brains (CutBank 2014). Her work has been published in Meridian, Juked, Gargoyle, Better, and others. She lives and teaches in Tallahassee.

Lee Patterson is a second year Ph.D student in Literature at Florida State University where he is studying the intersections of Theater and Philosophy. His poetry has appeared in The Columbia Review, Foothill, Friction, The Florida English Journal, West 10th, and in an anthology by Dagda Publishing in the UK.

Matthew Alan House is a U.S. Army officer, with postings in Germany and Japan, a combat tour to Iraq, as well as assignments in the United States: Arizona, California, Florida, and Virginia. He recently completed his first narrative nonfiction / travelogue book titled Soldier and Spouse and their Traveling House. Matthew is married to his wife, Deanna, and they have one daughter, named Lily. Matthew is also fluent in Vietnamese and next year will move to Hanoi, Vietnam as part of his Army career. For updates on Matthew’s book and travels associated with his Army profession, follow Matthew on Twitter @travelingHouses.

621Salon is a series of events hosted by 621 Gallery the third Thursday of every month. While there are many other local scenes for literary readings, 621Salon strives to become a place for younger, upcoming writers to begin reading their own work and putting it out for the public’s ear. While our audiences continue to grow month to month, we are always looking for new writers and audience members to strengthen and expand our goal to support, promote, and encourage these new artists.

If you or if you know someone who would like to read at a 621Salon event, please contact Gabriela Denton at gabrielagdenton@gmail.com.