This Fall, the Broadside Reading Series will feature six writers from various backgrounds and writing disciplines, collaborating with the Center’s Artists-in-Residence to create a collection of limited edition letterpress-printed broadsides. The collaboration explores the relationship of text, image, and design, incorporating the artists’ visual conveyance of the writers’ poetry and prose. This evening's reading will feature writers Marina Budhos & Sandra Lim.
The Center will host a series of readings featuring these works throughout the Fall season, curated by Ava Chin. Each audience member will be granted one free print.
Marina Budhos is an author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction for adults and young adults. Her newest novel, The Long Ride, about three mixed race girls during a 1970s desegregation struggle, publishes in September 2019. Prior novels include Watched, Ask Me No Questions, Tell Us We’re Home, and The Professor of Light. With Marc Aronson, she published Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro & The Invention of Modern Photojournalism, and Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom & Science, a finalist for an LA Times Book Award. Budhos is a professor of English at William Paterson University.
Sandra Lim is the author of The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014) and Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, the Jentel Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including VOLT, Literary Imagination, jubilat, and The New York Times. She is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.