Reading by Women Writers

A diverse audience enjoys the reading at The Writing Studio

Twenty women who attend sessions at The Writing Studio, 310 East 10th, participated in public reading there on Wednesday, May 3. “We had a standing-room only crowd that couldn’t have been more positive and enthusiastic,” said Mary Lou Kownacki, coordinator of The Writing Studio. “I was especially pleased with the diversity of the readers and audience—a good representation of ages and races and professions.”

The Poet Laureate of Erie County and Joan Chittister, an award-winning Erie author, were guest readers. Sister Joan read from her new book Radical Spirit.

The women who read attend two writing sessions currently offered at the Studio. “At Your Service” is for women veterans and the group meets twice a month with Liz Allen and Laura Rutland as facilitators. The Women’s Writing Circle meets monthly and is facilitated by Mary Lou Kownacki.

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DanielleJoan Chittister reads from her new book, Radical SpiritAndreaAnnBreannaKathyMarleneMarisa Moks-Unger, Poet Laureate of Erie CountyAnneStephanie

The Writing Studio is part of The Studio at Saint Mary’s: Space to Create, where studio space is available for artists and innovative programs that can positively impact center-city Erie. For more information, contact Holly Nowak.