Happy Hour Reading: Kimberly O'Connor Book Launch

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Join us to celebrate the release of Lighthouse Young Writers Co-Director Kimberly O'Connor's collection, White Lung. 

When coal dust infiltrates the lungs of coal miners, we call that disease black lung. Kimberly O’Connor’s debut collection, White Lung, illuminates how racism also permeates American air—hate, fear, and shame left in our wake. O’Connor breaks the silence our culture expects of white women. Her unflinching poems catalog how racial epithets can get passed down through a family, documenting a 2014 execution along the way, as well as archiving events leading up to Roe v. Wade. O’Connor examines how the self might not only speak its own truths but open up spaces for more capacious truth.

Kimberly O’Connor is a North Carolina native who lives in Golden, Colorado. She works for Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Her poetry has been published in B O D Y, Copper Nickel, Colorado Review, Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Slice, storySouth, THRUSH, and elsewhere. Learn more at kimberlyoconnor.net.

Please note: this event is hybrid. You have the option to attend over Zoom or in-person. The event will take place at our main location at York Street Yards, 3833 Steele St, Unit 1438, Denver, CO 80205. 

This event follows our COVID-19 policy, which can be found here.

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Nov 05, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm