We’re delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 Jason Bradford and Shirley Niedermann broadside series! Join us this Tuesday, November 2, at 1 pm ET, for readings from our featured poets, Ashley M. Jones and Lesley Wheeler, and a talk by artist Jessica C. White, who designed and printed this year’s broadsides. All in attendance will have the chance to win one of these limited-edition works of art.Join via Zoom at uncw.edu/writersweek.
The Bradford-Niedermann series is named for Jason Bradford, who completed his MFA at UNCW and served as Ecotone’s poetry editor during that time, and his mother, Shirley Niedermann. Jason died of complications from muscular dystrophy in 2015. Shirley’s support for Jason made his writing and editing possible; the series honors them both. You can read some of Jason’s poems here. Featured poems for the series are chosen by Ecotone staff from those published in recent issues of the magazine.
This event is part of Writers’ Week at UNC Wilmington’s Department of Creative Writing, and is possible thanks to the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.
See you Tuesday—don’t miss!