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Silo City Reading Series - July 27 2024 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Silo City Reading Series: Michael McGriff, Cindy Juyong Ok, Sun June, Ariel Aberg-Riger

Join us for the July 2024 SILO CITY READING SERIES featuring poetry from Michael McGriff & Cindy Juyong Ok, a musical performance by Sun June and artwork by Ariel Aberg-Riger.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2024 @ 9:00 A.M.
Doors at 7:00 p.m. | Reading begins at 7:30 p.m.

Books will be available for purchase from Fitz Books.

*NOTE: if you would like to request ASL interpretation, please contact info@justbuffalo.org.

About the Poets & Artists

Michael McGriff photo credit Marcus Jackson

photo credit Marcus Jackson

Michael McGriff is the author of five poetry collections, Angel Sharpening its Beak, Eternal Sentences, Early Hour, Home Burial, and Dismantling the Hills. His other books include the linked story collection Our Secret Life in the Movies (co-authored with J.M. Tyree); an edition of David Wevill’s essential writing, To Build My Shadow a Fire; and a translation of Tomas Tranströmer’s The Sorrow Gondola. He co-directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Idaho.

He is a former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and his work has been honored with a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice,” a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry, Bookforum, The Believer, Tin House, American Poetry Review, Poetry London, and on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and PBS NewsHour. In addition to serving as co-director of the creative writing program at the University of Idaho, he works as an at-large editor for the Northwest Review.

Cindy Juyoung Ok

Photo by Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

Cindy Juyoung Ok is a writer, an editor, and an educator. Her debut poetry collection, Ward Toward, won the 2023 Yale Younger Poets Prize. A MacDowell Fellow, her poems have been published in The Nation, The Yale Review, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Ok was a finalist for a 2022 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, has served as a Poetry Foundation Library Forms & Features visiting teaching artist, and was a reviewer for Harriet Books in 2022-2023.

Sun June
Sun June is an Austin-based regret pop band. Their latest record Bad Dream Jaguar is out from Run For Cover Records.

Ariel Aberg-Riger

Ariel Aberg-Riger is a visual storyteller who creates engaging, accessible stories about history, science, policy, and other forces that shape our lives. Her work explores issues of equity and social justice, on topics that range from environmental racism to the public library, and has appeared in the Atlantic, the Guardian, MIT Technology Review, Teen Vogue, and more. Her debut book America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History won the 2023 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature and was a 2024 Finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, in a addition to being named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Public Library, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal and more. She is a big believer in the power of melding forms and morphing mediums to tell expansive stories. She lives with her wife and two kids in Buffalo, New York.

Silo City Reading Series is generously supported by:
Cullen Foundation // Stenclik Family Foundation // NYSCA // Erie County // Rich Products Corporation

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Date

Saturday, July 27, 2024

Time

Doors at 7:00 p.m.
7:30 pm

Cost

$15.00

Location

Silo City (Marine A)
Silo City (Marine A)
85 Silo City Row, Buffalo, New York 14203

Organizer

Just Buffalo Literary Center
Just Buffalo Literary Center
Phone
(716) 832-5400
Email
info@justbuffalo.org

Featured Artists

  • Ariel Aberg-Riger
    Ariel Aberg-Riger
    Visual Storyteller

    ARIEL ABERG-RIGER is a visual storyteller who creates engaging, accessible stories about history, science, policy, and other forces that shape our lives. Her work explores issues of equity and social justice, on topics that range from environmental racism to the public library, and has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, MIT Technology Review, Teen Vogue, and more. Her debut book America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History won the 2023 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature and was a 2024 Finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award, in a addition to being named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Public Library, Publisher’s Weekly, School Library Journal, and more. She is a big believer in the power of melding forms and morphing mediums to tell expansive stories. She lives with her wife and two kids in Buffalo, New York.

  • Cindy Juyoung Ok
    Cindy Juyoung Ok
    Poet

    CINDY JUYOUNG OK is a writer, an editor, and an educator. Her debut poetry collection, Ward Toward, won the 2023 Yale Younger Poets Prize. A MacDowell Fellow, her poems have been published in The Nation, The Yale Review, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. Ok was a finalist for a 2022 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, has served as a Poetry Foundation Library Forms & Features visiting teaching artist, and was a reviewer for Harriet Books in 2022-2023.

  • Michael McGriff
    Michael McGriff
    Poet

    MICHAEL McGRIFF is the author of five poetry collections, Angel Sharpening its Beak, Eternal Sentences, Early Hour, Home Burial, and Dismantling the Hills. His other books include the linked story collection Our Secret Life in the Movies (co-authored with J.M. Tyree); an edition of David Wevill’s essential writing, To Build My Shadow a Fire; and a translation of Tomas Tranströmer’s The Sorrow Gondola. He co-directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Idaho.

    He is a former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, and his work has been honored with a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice,” a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry, Bookforum, The Believer, Tin House, American Poetry Review, Poetry London, and on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday and PBS NewsHour. In addition to serving as co-director of the creative writing program at the University of Idaho, he works as an at-large editor for The Northwest Review.

  • Sun June
    Sun June
    Band

    SUN JUNE is an Austin-based regret pop band. Their latest record Bad Dream Jaguar is out from Run For Cover Records.

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