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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.


Aimee Pozorski is author of Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works and Falling After 9/11: Crisis in American Art and Literature. She has edited Roth and Celebrity, the Critical Insights volume on Philip Roth, and the forthcoming Roth After Eighty. Aimee is a professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, where she also directs the MA Program in Literature. She is currently at work on a creative project entitled It's Nothing You Did.

Gerda Walz-Michaels was born in Northern Germany. She studied English and pedagogy at the University of Hamburg and also taught there. In 1984, she moved to the U.S. At UConn, she received an MA in Judaic studies and education and a PhD in education. She has taught at various colleges in Connecticut. In 2000, she wrote "My Country," her first poem, which won first prize in the Windham Poetry Festival. In 2011, she published "The Ocean Carries Me," her first book of poetry. "Stone Walls," her second book, followed in 2015. She lives with her husband in Storrs. She has three children who live in Germany and two step-daughters in the U.S. She makes regular visits to Germany.

Daniel Donaghy is the author of four poetry collections, including Start with the Trouble, which won the 2010 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Milton Kessler Poetry Award. Somerset, his newest collection, is due out in 2018, and he also authored Streetfighting, which was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize. His writing has appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, The Southern Humanities Review, Quarterly West, The Missouri Review, and many others. Both his poetry and fiction have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is a professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University, which recently awarded him its 2015 Board of Regents Faculty Teaching Award, and he is also the current poet laureate of Windham County.

Read more about the Roar Reading Series here.

Barnes & Noble | UConn
One Royce Circle, Suite 101
Facebook: @BNStorrsCenter

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.

Later Event: May 12
Free Mansfield Day