Kimberly O'Connor and Suzi Q. Smith Live at McGregor Square

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Kimberly O'Connor and Suzi Q. Smith to our McGregor Square location on July 9th to discuss their latest books. This free event will begin at 6pm and be followed by a Q&A and signing.


Kimberly O’Connor is a North Carolina native who lives in Golden, Colorado. Her first book White Lung was released from Saturnalia Books in 2021 and is a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Kim has over 20 years of experience teaching and working with writers ages eight to adult. She was the Young Writers Program co-director for Lighthouse Writers Workshop for eight years. She received an MFA from the University of Maryland in 2009, where she was a winner of both the Academy of American Poetry student prize and the AWP Intro to Journals contest. Before that, she taught creative writing and literature in middle school, high school, and college classrooms in Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Kim’s poetry has been published in B O D Y, Copper Nickel, Colorado Review, Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Slice, storySouth, THRUSH, and elsewhere. 

Suzi Q. Smith is an award-winning artist, educator, and organizer who lives in Denver, Colorado. Her collection of poems, A Gospel of Bones, is available from Alternating Current Press, and her second collection, Poems for the End of the World, is available from Finishing Line Press.

Her poems have appeared in Union Station Magazine, Suspect Press, La Palabra, Muzzle Magazine, Malpais Review, The Pedestal, The Los Angeles Journal, Denver Syntax, Word is Bond, The Peralta Press, Yellow Chair Review, and in the anthologies The Mutiny Info ReaderDiverse-City, His Rib: Anthology of Women, and In Our Own Words, and her chapbook collection of poems, Thirteen Descansos, was published by Penmanship Books. She co-wrote the dramatic productions How I Got Over: Journeys in Verse and Where We Are From: Freedom is a Constant Struggle. She is also co-Editor of two Colorado Book Award Finalist anthologies, Tell It Slant: An Anthology of Creative Nonfiction by Writers from Colorado’s Prisons and All the Lives We Ever Lived, Volume I.

White Lung By Kimberly O'Connor Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947817302
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Saturnalia Books - October 15th, 2021

Poems for the End of the World By Suzi Q. Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646625147
Availability: Available to Order
(This book cannot be returned or refunded.)
Published: Finishing Line Press - June 18th, 2021

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Location: McGregor Square