Thursday, September 24, 2015

Poets Derrick Herriell and Sara Slaughter to Read from Work Oct. 7 at UNO

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Poets Derrick Herriell and Sara Slaughter read from their work, Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m., at UNO, 2000 Lakeshore Dr., in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 197.

Poets Derrick Herriell and Sara Slaughter will read from their work during an evening hosted by the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisc., Herriell resides in Oxford, Miss., where he teaches in the English and African-American studies programs at University of Mississippi.

His poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including in The Cream City Review, Blackbird and Callaloo. His first collection of poems, Cotton, traces his Southern familial roots. And his most recent collection, Ropes, won the 2014 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Book Award. His forthcoming book of poems, Stripper in Wonderland, is expected to be published by LSU Press in 2017.

Slaughter lives in New Orleans, where she teaches creative writing at Lusher Charter School. Her work has recently appeared in New World WritingThe Cortland Review and PANK. Her first chapbook, Upriver, was published last year by Press Street Press.

A native of Pine Bluff, Ark., Slaughter moved to New Orleans in 2009. She is a graduate of Vassar College and the low-residency M.F.A. program for writers at Warren Wilson College.

The event, which is supported in part by Poets & Writers magazine, will be held on the UNO Lakefront Campus, 2000 Lakeshore Dr., in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 197. A question and answer session will follow, along with a reception and book signing.