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Reading with Lauren Hilger & friends 11/12/22

Please join us for this event presented by Lauren Hilger with multidisciplinary readings and performances from Jennifer Anolik, Dominick Nero and Topaz Winters.

Jennifer Anolik is a writer, educator, and third generation Holocaust survivor. She is the director of Moving Traditions’ Kol Koleinu fellowship, a year-long program that gives teens across the country the skills to take part in Jewish, feminist social-changemaking. When she isn’t leading fellowships, designing curriculum, or writing poetry and essays, you can find her playing multi-hour long strategy board games and working through the menus of all the bubble tea shops in Philly’s Chinatown. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Construction, Infinite Rust, Apiary Online, ejphilanthropy, and other publications.

Lauren Hilger is the author of Morality Play (Poetry NW Editions, 2022). Named a Nadya Aisenberg Fellow in poetry from MacDowell, she has also received fellowships from the Hambidge Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.

Dominick Nero is a writer, podcaster, and Webby-award winning video editor currently serving as Senior Creative Producer at Hearst Digital Media. His essays on film, television, and video games have been published on as well as in the historic publication’s print magazine. Most recently, his film podcast, Eye of the Duck, was featured on The Guardian.

Topaz Winters is the Singaporean-American author of three poetry collections (most recently So, Stranger, Button Poetry, 2022). She is the founder & editor-in-chief of the independent publishing house & literary journal Half Mystic. Her peer-reviewed scholarly work is published in the Journal of Homosexuality. Her creative work is published in diode, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Puritan, & Hobart, & has been featured by The Straits Times, American Banker, the National University of Singapore, the Center for Fiction, & the Academy of American Poets. Topaz is 22 years old & studies Creative Writing, Italian, & Visual Art at Princeton University. You can find more of her work at

Date: Saturday, November 12
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: FRIEDA, 320 Walnut Street
Registration: Reservation only. At least 2 days prior to the event.
Fee: Open to the general public.
Admission free.
FRIEDA offers a wide range of beverages, cold and hot, as well as a variety of freshly made food options.
Space is limited. Please be respectful, no outside food or drinks allowed.

Registration only.
Mask recommended during this event.

Sign Up: Please sign up via email