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          Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
          June 15, 2024
          2024 Bigfoot Poetry Festival
          June 19, 2024
          One Page Wednesday- June
          June 24, 2024
          Letter Writing Social
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Rivka Galchen

Rivka Galchen is the recipient of a William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, among other honors. She writes regularly for The New Yorker, whose editors selected her for their list of “20 Under 40” American fiction writers in 2010. Her debut novel, Atmospheric Disturbances (2008), and her story collection, American Innovations (2014), were both New York Times Best Books of the Year. She received an MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Galchen divides her time between Montreal and New York City. Her latest novel, Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch, was released by FSG in June.

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