Last week saw a great crowd at the Media Arts Center for another installment of the State Street Reading Series.  Featured were Tamara Oakman, Executive Editor of Apiary Magazine and Instructor of English at Widener University, and Simone Zelitch, Associate Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia.  Oakman read a series of poems speaking to issues both personal and political, and Zelitch read from her most recent novel Waveland, the story of a woman experiencing Freedom Summer.

Ken Pobo introduces Tamara Oakman.  Photo credit:  James Esch
Ken Pobo introduces Tamara Oakman. Photo credit: James Esch

The State Street Reading Series, sponsored by the Media Arts Council and Widener University, is a wonderful opportunity to meet local authors and hear their work.  Don’t miss the next one:  Thursday, March 17 at 7pm, where you’ll have a chance to hear M. Nzadi Keita and Carmen Maria Machado.

Simone Zelitch.  Photo credit:  James Esch
Simone Zelitch. Photo credit: James Esch
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