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Shanna Germain & Malaika King Albrecht 

When: Wed., Dec. 7, 8 p.m. 2011

How often are poetry readings fun? This one promises to be. Visit Shanna Germain's website and you'll see the poet in golden tresses and a pearl choker, dreamily gripping a tiny pistol. Hailing from Portland, Ore., where she's a fellow at the Attic Institute, Germain spins tales and conjures characters who might have walked—or limped—out of a Tom Waits song, all in sinewy, hungry verse. Her work has been anthologized widely, and her garlands include a Pushcart Prize nomination and the Rauxa Prize for erotic writing.

Malaika King Albrecht, who is also a therapeutic riding instructor in Pinehurst, has made a name for herself as the founding editor of Redheaded Stepchild, an online magazine that only accepts work first rejected elsewhere. The same unblinking persistence and sense of humor that goes into her editorial and therapeutic work informs her latest book, Lessons in Forgetting (Main Street Rag), which narrates her mother's Alzheimer's journey. The free reading begins at 8 p.m.—Chris Vitiello


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