Tina Kelley reads from her new book, Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, at 3d Saturday Arts Night, June 16th, 7:30 to 9:30PM, in the intimate salon setting that is 3rd Saturday Art's signature format for selected presentations by individual artists, authors, musicians, and—that ubiquitous category—others.
Tina is on the staff of Covenant House founded in 1972 “with the mission to help homeless youth escape the streets.” She wrote the book with Kevin Ryan, Executive Director of Covenant House. It “tells the stories of six remarkable young people from across the United States and Canada as they confront life alone on the streets,” and is in the queue to be published this fall.
Tina was a reporter at The New York Times for ten years and was part of its coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks that won a Pulitzer Prize. Next she ran The Local, a news blog covering Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange, for the Times. Previously Tina worked at the Seattle Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. Her first book of poems, The Gospel of Galore, (Word Press, 2003) won a Washington State Book Award. Tina read her poems on November 19, 2010 for 3rd Saturday Arts 1st Eclectic Chaos Art Show here at ECSEC.
We are excited to welcome her back to 3rd Saturday Arts!