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Reading Series presents: Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Paul Legault

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 | 7pm


Paul Legault journeys back to Charlottesville for a reading celebrating the release of his first book. A signing will follow.

Due to a conflict, Gabrielle Calvocoressi will be unable to appear at The Bridge on Tuesday. Paul Legault will still read as scheduled.

Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart (Persea. 2005) and Apocalyptic Swing (Persea. 2009), which was a finalist for The Los Angeles Times Book Award. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including a Stegner Fellowship and Jones Lectureship from Stanford University, a Rona Jaffe Woman Writer’s Award and a fellowship to Civitella di Ranieri in Umbria. Her poems have been featured in the Washington Post and on Garrison Keillor’s Poet’s Almanac and in numerous journals. She also writes the Sports Desk column for The Best American Poetry blog and is the Virtual Editor for Broadsided Press. She tweets @gabbat, @broadsidedpress and may be writing her third book @caracaraoriole. She is on the advisory board of The Rumpus’ Poetry Book Club. She lives in Los Angeles.

Paul Legault received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and a B.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the translation journal Telephone. His first book, The Madeleine Poems, is just out from Omnidawn Press. He lives in Brooklyn, NY where he works at the Academy of American Poets.