Who are you out loud? We will talk about approaches to reading out loud, and participants will have the opportunity to read their own work out loud and receive feedback from the group. Please bring a short poem (or prose piece) of your own to read from! We'll talk about finding your reading style, how to plan for your own readings, and how to host others. There will be time for any questions you may have about how to put your truest, best voice forward. Sandra Meek is the author of five books of poems, An Ecology of Elsewhere (Persea Books, 2016), Road Scatter (Persea Books, 2012), Biogeography, winner of the Dorset Prize (Tupelo 2008), Burn (2005), and Nomadic Foundations (2002). Her sixth, Still, is forthcoming from Persea in January 2020. She is also the editor of an anthology, Deep Travel: Contemporary American Poets Abroad (Ninebark 2007), which was awarded a 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Best of the Net 2015, The Kenyon Review, Conjunctions, Prairie Schooner, and The Iowa Review, among others. A recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and the 2015 Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, she has three times been awarded Georgia Author of the Year in Poetry and twice the Peace Corps Writers Award in Poetry—she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Manyana, Botswana, 1989-1991. She is a co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, director of the Georgia Poetry Circuit, poetry editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, and Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College. Visit her at www.sandrameek.com.