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BigTown Gallery opens new exhibit, summer reading series

ROCHESTER — On June 9, BigTown Gallery in Rochester celebrates the opening of Paul Bowen’s exhibit “Wood Ledge” showcasing sculptures newly adapted to the Projects Gallery, as well as the first reading in the 2019 Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series. The exhibit opening reception will take place at 4 p.m. with an artist talk and time for questions. Following that, Nathan McClean and Angela Palm will read at 5:30 p.m. in the main gallery.
Nathan McClean is the author of “Scale” (Four Way Books 2017), a recipient of fellowships from Sewanee Writer’s Conference, The Frost Place, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a graduate of Warren Wilson’s MFA Program for Writers. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in the New York Times Magazine, Poem A Day, The Common, West Branch Wired, upstreet, and Foundry, among others.
Angela Palm is the author of “Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here” (Graywolf Press). Riverine was an Indie Next selection, winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a Kirkus Best Book of 2016, and a Powerful Memoir by Powerful Women selected by Oprah. Palm was a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference fellow in Narrative Nonfiction and has been a finalist for the Vermont Book Award, the Indiana Emerging Author Award, and the Stanford Library Soroyan International Writing Prize. Her work has been published in Tin House, Longreads, Indiana Review, Ecotone, Creative Nonfiction, At Length Magazine, Passages North, Brevity, Paper Darts, Epiphany, and elsewhere. She has taught creative writing workshops and classes at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Champlain College, New England Young Writers’ Conference, the Kentucky Women Writers’ Conference, The Writers’ Barn, The Porch – Nashville, The Renegade Writers’ Collective, and elsewhere. Palm is the Director of Communications at &Partners, and works as a manuscript consultant at Grub Street.
Programming is free and open to all. BigTown gallery is located at 99 N Main Street in Rochester. For more information call (802) 767-9670 or visit bigtowngallery.com.

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