Writers Night Out/In November
November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bio: Jason R. Montgomery
Jason R. Montgomery, or JRM, is a Chicano/Indigenous Californian writer, painter, community artist and engagement artist from El Centro, California. In 2016, along with Poet Alexandra Woolner, and illustrator Jen Wagner, JRM founded Attack Bear Press in Easthampton, MA. Jason’s work engages the cross-section of Chicano/Indigenous identity, cultural hybridization, post-colonial reconstruction, and political agency. His writing and visual art bridges the aesthetics and feel from the early cubist collage movement and the Russian abstract movement of the 1920s with living and historical Native/Indigenous Californian and Chicano art traditions to explore the Post-colonial narrative through active synthesis and guided (re)construction. JRM’s work has appeared in Split Lip Magazine, Storm Cellar, Ilanot Review, Cosmonauts Avenue and other publications. Jason is one of 2021 Newell Flather Awards for Leadership in Public Art outstanding nominees and 2021-2023 Easthampton Poets Laureate.
Jason R. Montgomery is a Chicano/Indigenous Californian activist, writer, painter, and playwright from El Centro, California. Jason is the co-founder of the police transformation group “A Knee is Not Enough” (AKINE) in Easthampton, MA. In 2016 he founded the arts activism collective Attack Bear Press. JRM’s work has appeared in Split Lip Magazine, Storm Cellar, Ilanot Review, and other publications. In 2021, Jason was selected as one of two Poets Laureate for 2021-2023.
Bio: Alexandra Woolner
Alex is a poet, international educator, and typewriter enthusiast originally from Worcester County, Massachusetts. In 2016 Alex co-founded Attack Bear Press with Jason R. Montgomery, and deeply enjoys organizing typewriter drop-ins and type-ins where she gets her typewriter nerd on with an unsuspecting public. When not writing or reading poetry, she can be found convincing brave youth to spend a good chunk of their academic careers abroad, lurking in the Sergio Aragones section of comic book shops, and gently annoying her cat (TJ, the original attack bear). Alex received her B.A. in English from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2007, and her M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute in 2014.