Third Thursday Poetry Series at Pebble Hill

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Pebble Hill
101 S. Debardeleben Street
Auburn, AL 36801
Maiben Beard
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Date: April 4th, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM

The Third Poetry Series will be hosted at Pebble Hill at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday. The readings will be by Rose McLarney and Justin Gardiner.

Rose McLarney's collections of poems are Forage and Its Day Being Gone, both from Penguin Poets, as well as The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, published by Four Way Books. She is co-editor of A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, from the University of Georgia Press, and the journal Southern Humanities Review.  Rose has been awarded fellowships by MacDowell and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences; served as Dartmouth Poet in Residence at the Frost Place; and is the winner of the National Poetry Series, the Chaffin Award for Achievement in Appalachian Writing, and other prizes. Her poetry and essays have appeared in publications including American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Orion, and The Oxford American. Currently, Rose works as an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Auburn University. Her fourth collection of poems will be published by Penguin in 2024.

Justin Gardiner is the author of three books—Beneath the Shadow: Legacy and Longing in the Antarctic, published as part of the Crux Literary Nonfiction Series by the University of Georgia Press; the poetry collection Naming the Lifeboat from Main Street Rag; and the book-length lyric essay Small Altars, forthcoming from Tupelo Press. In 2012-13, Justin served as the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Fellow, sponsored by PEN Northwest.  He is also the recipient of the Larry Levis Post-Graduate Award from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Justin's essays and poetry have appeared in journals that include BlackbirdThe Missouri ReviewQuarterly West, and Catamaran. He is an Assistant Professor at Auburn University, as well as the nonfiction editor of The Southern Humanities Review.  

The Third Thursday Poetry Series at Pebble Hill is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & HumanitiesDepartment of English, and Southern Humanities Review in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University; the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University; and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Learn more about Pebble Hill here.

2023 - 2024 Schedule with the Speakers: 

  • April 4 - Rose McLarney & Justin Gardiner 
  • April 18 - Graduating Students Reading 
  • May 16 - Community Reading