Rachael Kesler Palm and Danielle Beazer Dubrasky

Join us for the April Charlottesville Reading Series event, featuring prose writer Rachael Kesler Palm and poet Danielle Beazer Dubrasky. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

Rachael Kesler Palm is a native of Virginia and a graduate of Longwood University, where she studied English and Spanish. Her personal narrative “Unhinged” was published in the recent LGBTQ+ anthology Out in the Valley. She started her career as a journalist two decades ago and currently works in nonprofit communications. Rachael is certified as a group fitness instructor and has trained as a prenatal yoga instructor, and in 2022 she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training (RYT-200). In her free time, she enjoys reading, camping and spending time outdoors, going to see live music, traveling, and making to-do lists. Rachael currently lives in Charlottesville with her partner Carolyn, their six-year-old daughter, and Harry the dog.

Danielle Beazer Dubrasky is the author of Drift Migration (Ashland Poetry Press), the letterpress book Invisible Shores (Red Butte Press, University of Utah), and the chapbook Ruin and Light (Anabiosis Press). Several journals have published her poems, including Chiron ReviewNinth LetterSouth Dakota Review, and Sugar House Review. Her essay “Juliet” won the 2020 Mississippi Review Nonfiction Prize. Danielle has won awards through the Utah Arts Council and been a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. A professor of English and creative writing at Southern Utah University, she directs the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values.