Let’s be honest. We writers dream that the books that live inside us will find their way into bookstores, libraries, and homes, will come to life in the hands of avid readers under shady hammocks or in favorite chairs. These books will have splendid covers and rave reviews that honor the love we put into the process. But for many aspiring writers, the journey between finishing a manuscript and launching a book is veiled in mystery. The cogs and wheels of publishing are strangely opaque to the authors themselves. This Porch Happy Hour Series will both illuminate the process, and more importantly celebrate authors who have recently “birthed” their books.
In July, we welcome Anna B. Sutton! Her debut collection Savage Flower, published by Black Lawrence Press, was the winner of the 2019 St. Lawrence Book Prize. Individual poems have appeared in Indiana Review, Copper Nickel, Los Angeles Review, Booth, and other journals.
Anna was born and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She received her BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft at TN Tech and her MFA from UNC Wilmington. She is currently pursuing a MEd in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at North Carolina State.
This event will take place at Porch HQ as part of our Hot Poet Summer Weekend! There will be refreshments and time for mingling after the conversation. :)