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Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00; meet & greet 6:00-6:45; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)
Franklin jin Rho
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Franklin jin Rho is currently a writer on Pachinko, an Apple TV+ limited series based on the bestselling novel by Min Jin Lee. The child of Catholic Korean immigrants, Franklin found refuge from all of that guilt in a steady diet of the X-Men, auteur-driven arthouse films, and Ultimate Frisbee. A graduate of William and Mary and the American Film Institute, Franklin’s previous writing credits include The Exorcist and Swamp Thing.
Pam Webber is author of the bestselling debut Southern novel, The Wiregrass, a Historical Novels Review Editors’ Choice, and Read of the Month at Southern Literary Review. Her second novel, Moon Water, is being released August 20th. An invited panelist for Virginia Festival of the Book, Pam has also published extensively in nursing and is an award-winning educator and family nurse practitioner. She and her husband, Jeff, live in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Patricia Smith is the author of the novel The Year of Needy Girls (Kaylie Jones Books), a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Her short fiction has appeared most recently in the Masters Review, and her nonfiction has appeared in several anthologies and literary magazines. Twice nominated for a Pushcart, she has been awarded writing fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and the Row-land Writers Retreat. She teaches at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg, VA.