Single Voice Reading Series Begins Year with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs

Sept. 17, 2015 – The Single Voice Reading Series at Allegheny College begins its 2015-16 season at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 with Nickole Brown and Jessica Jacobs reading from their work. The presentation in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center is free and open to the public.

Nickole Brown’s books include “Fanny Says” and a novel-in-poems, “Sister.” She graduated from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, studied literature at Oxford University and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Kentucky Arts Council, she has taught creative writing at the University of Louisville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Murray State. She serves as editor for the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry at White Pine Press.

Jessica Jacobs is the author of “Pelvis with Distance,” a biography-in-poems of the artist Georgia O’Keeffe. She holds an M.F.A. from Purdue University, where she served as the editor-in-chief of Sycamore Review, and a B.A. from Smith College. Her poetry, essays and fiction have appeared widely in publications including Beloit Poetry Journal, the Missouri Review, Rattle and the Oxford American. Jacobs is the Hendrix-Murphy Writer-in-Residence at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

For more information about the Single Voice Reading Series, contact Professor of English Christopher Bakken at