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Silo City Reading Series: Morgan Parker Timelines: 1b: Past Events (Unseen Archive), 2: Silo City Reading Series Archive, 4: Rachelle Toarmino Workshops & Events, Just Buffalo History (2010s)

Marine A Grain Silo // Silo City
Date: July 22, 2017
Time: All readings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Morgan Parker

Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Morgan Parker is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She is the author of the young adult novel Who Put This Song On?; and the poetry collections Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, and Magical Negro, which won the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award. Parker’s debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a Pushcart Prize, and has been hailed by The New
York Times as “a dynamic craftsperson” of “considerable consequence to American poetry.”



Rachelle ToarminoRachelle Toarmino is a writer, editor, and educator from Niagara Falls, New York. She is the founding editor in chief of Peach Mag, and is the author of the poetry collection That Ex (Big Lucks Books, 6/9/2020) and the chapbooks Feel Royal (b l u s h, 2019) and Personal & Generic (PressBoardPress, 2016). Her writing has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Shabby Doll House, and other places online and in print, and has been anthologized in The Cosmonauts Avenue Anthology and My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry.





Zoe Scruggs is a 25-year old multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, actress, and member of Ujima Theatre Company. She is one of the founders of the Buffalo Afrobeat Orchestra, a diverse sixteen piece ensemble started in 2015.






Zack BoehlerZack Boehler is an artist and educator from Buffalo, NY. Boehler has had multiple solo shows, most recently at Big Orbit Project Space this past fall. Boehler was one half of Only Comrades and spent nearly a decade working with the Ashford Hollow Foundation and Griffis Sculpture Park. He recently returned to the Buffalo area from Brooklyn to accept a position as a project coordinator at the Albright Knox Art Gallery’s Public Arts Initiative.