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Posted by Peter Keahey at 5:36PM

Blog posting written by Peter Keahey, Film, Photography and Visual Arts, '12, FLEFF Intern, Yellow Springs, Ohio

3 at the checkpoint is a FREE reading at Buffalo Street Books with poet Irakli Kakabadze, novelist Ernesto Quinonez, and essayist Catharine Taylor.

Irakli Kakabadze is a poet, performer, and activist born in the former soviet union. In the 1980s he was a key leader of the student opposition to the soviet union. From 1997-2002, he worked as a program associate at the national peace foundation and SC office coordinator for the institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy in Washington D.C. In 2006, one of his close collaborators died under mysterious circumstances, and Irakli was arrested three times for voicing criticism of the government.

Ernesto Quinonez was raised in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City. Before his first publication he was heralded by The Village Voice as a “writer on the verge.” His debut novel, Bodega Dreams (Vintage Contemporary Originals), was chosen as a Los Angeles Times and a New York Times Notable books of the year. Quiñonez’ second novel, Chango’s Fire (HarperCollins), was  well received and his work has appeared in Newsweek, Esquire, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, El Pais, The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and other publications. He is currently an assistant professor at Cornell University’s MFA program in creative writing.

Catherine Taylor is the author of Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives.Taylor worked as a producer, writer, and researcher on a number of film projects in New York City including “The Exiles” . She was a Co-founder and Producer of The Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Taylor is a Founding Editor of Essay Press, an independent. Her hybrid genre book about South Africa, Apart, will be published in 2012. She is interested in a wide range of nonfiction forms–from documentary work and literary journalism to critical theory and lyric essays.

Seating is limited for this event, and you don't want to miss the opportunity to interact with all of these exciting individuals! So arrive early! The event is TOMORROW (Sunday April 10th) at 3 p.m.

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