Reading Series

Forthcoming Readings

February 23rd from 7-8PM EST – Quintin Collins, Heikki Huotari, and Rebecca Pelky

March 30th from 7-8PM EST – Jason B. Crawford, Gustavo Barahona-López, and Marlanda Dekine

April 27th from 7-8PM EST – Margot Douaihy, Ali Black, and Sharon Suzuki-Martinez

May 25th from 7-8PM EST – Mackenzie Berry, Cavar Sarah, and Riham Adly

SAFTA also hosts HOLLER SALON, a series of mixed-medium readings, discussion, film screenings, and more at Firefly Farms.

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Writers from all over the country are invited to visit and read from their work. Past performers have included Ada Limón, Chen Chen, Tiana Clark, Jane Wong, Kathy Fagan, Raena Shirali, Ruth Awad, Meghann Plunkett, Emilia Phillips, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Anna Leahy, and more.

Due to COVID-19, the Sundress Reading Series has been moved to Zoom. All readings for the 2021-2022 season will be held from 7PM-8PM EST on the final Wednesday of each month. Access the Zoom link at Use the password “safta” for entry.

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