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Roar Reading Series

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Roar Reading Series

Join us on the first Monday of every month at 7:00PM at Barnes & Noble UConn in Downtown Storrs. Hang out, listen to some riveting stories, and meet us for a drink at Geno's Grille afterwards.


Claudia McGhee has had a long and varied career as a poet-in-residence, journalist, freelance editor, software technical writer, writing outreach project coordinator, and e-book producer. Paperlight, her chapbook of poems, was published in 2016 by Finishing Line Press. Her work has also appeared in a number of publications, including the Connecticut River Review, The Anvil's Ring, The Dandelion Review, and the anthology WAVES: A Confluence of Women's Voices. Now that she is finally retired, she is working on a collection of science fiction short stories which might someday add up to a memoir. 

Lisa C. Taylor is the author of both the short story collection Growing a New Tail and of   four collections of poetry. Lisa’s honors include the 2015 Hugo House New Works Award, several Pushcart nominations in both fiction and poetry, and a Best Indie Lit of New England nomination. Alongside Geraldine Mills, she presented at the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Irish Literature Reading at the University of Connecticut in 2011. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous journals, including WomenArts Quarterly Journal and Worcester Review.

Emily Lyon received her MFA from Southern Connecticut State University. She's looking for a home for her first novel, an account of an American woman living in Tel Aviv during the Second Intifada. She taught creative writing for a couple of years, but she now runs a record shop ( and works as a flight attendant. She writes about flying in the first person.

Read more about the Roar Reading Series here.

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One Royce Circle, Suite 101
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Parking in the Storrs Center Garage is free for the first two hours and $1 per hour thereafter, with a daily maximum charge of $8. The Dog Lane Parking Lot offers free parking with a 2 hour limit. Handicapped parking is available in these locations as well.