Come to Sidetrack for our November Open Mic Night, hosted by writer and instructor Cindy Frenkel and author and poet Linda Sienkiewicz. Cindy and Linda will read from their own work and the community will be invited to share their work and works-in-progress as well. This event is free but we'd love it if RSVP so we can gauge attendance!
Cindy Frenkel is the author of The Plague of the Tender-Hearted, from Finishing Line Press. Her writing has appeared in numerous places, from The New Yorker to Vanity Fair to The New York Observer, where she was a columnist. She was a writer in residence for InsideOut Literary Arts Project, and her essay "Sharing Voices, Acting Crazy" appears in the project’s anthology To Light a Fire. She was the writer/editor for the Detroit Institute of Arts magazine (DIA) and coauthored 100 Essential Books for Jewish Readers with Rabbi Daniel B. Syme. A Hambidge fellow, for over a decade she taught college; her essay “15 Lessons From 9 Years of Teaching” appeared in Writers in Education.
Linda K Sienkiewicz, award-winning author of Gordy and the Ghost Crab and In the Context of Love, attributes her creative drive to her artistic mother and creative father who let her monkey around in his workshop. Among her awards are a poetry chapbook award, Pushcart Prize nomination and a Hoffer Finalist Award. Her MFA is from University of Southern Maine.