Salt Lake Community College’s Publication Studies Press, the micro press at the SLCC publication Center, is hosting its annual spring poetry chapbook launch April 20, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Cultural Commons of the Academic and Administration Building on the SLCC Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
At the chapbook launch, Katherine Taylor Allred will read from her 2016 contest-winning collection of poems, “Light Passes Through.” Contest judge Danielle Beazer Dubrasky will also give a poetry reading. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of Allred’s collection and have the opportunity to learn more about the publication process, which includes editing, design, layout, printing and publicity strategies.
Allred will answer questions about her work and her writing process along with other chapbook contest finalists Mari Orikasa (“Me, drove to the moon”), Taylor Sanders (“Age of Poems”) and Jarrod Barben (“In the Fall”). Allred was literary and managing editor of the SLCC arts and literary magazine Folio and an intern at the SLCC Publication Center. She has experience as a documentary film assistant producer, assistant librarian at Salt Lake City Public Library, copy editor and a “bagel monger.” Allred currently lives and writes in Salt Lake City with four children, three dogs, two fruit trees and, last but not least, one man.
Dubrasky is an associate professor of creative writing at Southern Utah University. Her chapbook “Ruin and Light” won the 2014 Anabiosis Press Chapbook Competition. Her poetry has been published in Contrary Magazine, Sugar House Review, ECOllective, Tar River Poetry, Weber Studies, CityArts and Petroglyph. Originally from Virginia, she has lived the past 20 years in southern Utah.
Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, comprehensive community college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 60,000 students each year, the College is Utah’s leading provider of workforce development programs. SLCC is also the largest supplier of transfer students to Utah’s four-year institutions and a perennial Top 10 college nationally for total associate degrees awarded. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with multiple locations, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains an average class size of 20.