September 23, 2010

McNeely Quirk and Blatner @ Teaneck 9/25

Saturday, September 25, 2010
The North Jersey Literary Series
poets Jamie McNeely Quirk and Barbara Blatner
8 PM in the Special Events Room of the
Classic Quiche Café
330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck , New Jersey
Teaneck, NJ
 2 Sets by our features plus Open Mic
Space and sound are unrivaled by any other venue
Hosted by Paul Nash and Denise La Neve
Café phone: 201 692 0150
Come early and enjoy a relaxing meal.
The quiches are famous, and there are also other wonderful entrees,
as well as coffees, teas, & desserts
JAMIE MCNEELY QUIRK writes, edits, and knits near Princeton , New Jersey , where she works at both a private school and a public library. Two of Jamie's poems have recently been published in the new anthology entitled Beyond the Rift: Poets of the Palisades, for which she also acted as proofreader. Her work has appeared in various journals, including The Macguffin, Journal of New Jersey Poets, and The Lyric. For four years (1999-2003) she hosted a monthly open mic series in Paramus and led workshops through various adult education programs in northern New Jersey . Having earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College , she is currently pursuing a master's degree in library and information science at Rutgers University .
BARBARA BLATNER is a playwright, poet and composer.  Her full-length poetry collection The Still Position has just been published by the New York Quarterly Press.  Her play Years of Sky was given a workshop production in New York City last summer by Scripts Up! and is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Driehaus Foundation.  Barbara's verse play for Epiphany No Star Shines Sharper was produced for stage and radio by the Mystic Theatre Company in 2004, having also aired on National Public Radio. Her play Grassy Knoll was produced in the First Annual Boston Theatre Marathon (1999) and appeared in the Baker's Plays anthology of theatrical productions selected from that event. Barbara has written and produced at least eight other plays and musicals.  Her poems, fiction and reviews have appeared in Heliotrope, Beloved on this Earth (anthology), House Organ, Poetry NorthwestThe New York Quarterly, Lift, Apalachee Quarterly, 13th Moon and others. Ms. Blatner teaches Creative Writing and Composition at Yeshiva University . She received a Doctor of Arts in English from the SUNY-Albany, an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University , and a B.A. in Music Composition from Vassar College .