On Writing

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

-Anton Chekok

Ellen Austin-Li writes poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction about family, relationships, alcoholism/addiction and recovery.

Poetry Night at Sitwell’s:

*** Ellen co-curates a monthly poetry series, Poetry Night at Sitwell’s. Go to the Events page for information on this series, which meets the 1st Tues. of every month.***

***Some months, this series is a hybrid event***
Visit the FB page for monthly feature info & the Zoom registration link (or link below): https://www.facebook.com/poetryatsitwells ***

Open Mic every month!
The readings start at 7 PM! Feature(s) begin @ 7:30 PM ET.

April 4th, 2023: Join us in person for ALL OPEN MIC to celebrate National Poetry Month at Sitwell’s Coffee House, 324 Ludlow Ave. in Cincinnati. We’ll also have an Open Mic!

REGISTRATION (link changes monthly IF the event is hybrid)! We’re in-person ONLY in January 2023!

Listen to Ellen Austin-Li’s interview about her poetry collection, “Firefly,” on Cincinnati’s NPR station, WVXU, here: https://www.wvxu.org/post/national-poetry-month-meet-local-poet-ellen-austin-li#stream/0


ORDER Lockdown: Scenes from Early in the Pandemic, Finishing Line Press August 6th, 2021:

ORDER Firefly:

Order Firefly from the publisher below. You can also click on the book image to take you directly to Finishing Line Press.

Header photo courtesy of Jolly Li