Thursday, October 30, 2014

November 17th Readings: Mikita Brottman, Elizabeth Evitts-Dickinson, Sara Lippman, and Dolan Morgan

Come celebrate our first year (and final reading of 2014) with debut collections, dogs, and decor!

Mikita Brottman is an Oxford-educated scholar, critic, and psychoanalyst. Her books include Hyena and Thirteen Girls and her latest, The Great Grisby: Two Thousand Years Of Literary, Royal, Philosophical, And Artistic Dog Lovers And Their Exceptional Animal (Harper 2014). She is a professor for the Department of Humanistic Studies and co-director of the MA Program of Critical Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

For nearly two decades, Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson has written about architecture, design, and cities for national publications like The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, The Atlantic’s CityLab, and Fast Company, among others. She began writing fiction in 2011 and her short stories have since published in PANK, Revolver, and The Little Patuxent Review. She received an Individual Artist Award in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2013 and her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her stories have been a finalist for the Orlando Prize, the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, and the Writers@Work Fellowship, and she has been awarded fiction fellowships to the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and the Vermont Studio Center. This past spring she was a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Elizabeth teaches writing in the Graphic Design MFA program at MICA and is a contributing editor with Architect magazine.

Sara Lippmann is the author of the story collection Doll Palace. Her stories have been published in The Good Men Project, Wigleaf, Slice magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, Joyland and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2012 fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and co-hosts the Sunday Salon, a longstanding reading series in the East Village.

Dolan Morgan is the author of That's When the Knives Come Down (Aforementioned Productions, 2014) and an editor at The Atlas Review. His work can be found in The Believer, The Lifted Brow, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, apt, Pank, Field, The Collagist, and elsewhere.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October 27 Readings: Susan Coll, Howard Norman, and Betsy Boyd

Howard Norman is a three-time winner of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships and a winner of the Lannan Award for fiction. His 1987 novel, The Northern Lights, was nominated for a National Book Award, as was his 1994 novel The Bird Artist. He is also author of the novels The Museum Guard, The Haunting of L, and Devotion. His books have been translated into twelve languages. Norman teaches in the MFA program at the University of Maryland. He lives in Washington, D.C., and Vermont with his wife and daughter.
photo credit: Lauren Shay Lavin

Susan Coll is the author of The Stager (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux). Her other books include Beach Week, Acceptance, Rockville Pike, and Acceptance was made into a television movie starring Joan Cusack. She is the events and programs director at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.
Betsy Boyd's fiction has been published most recently in Shenandoah, Sententia, Welter, and Verb. Her short story "Scarecrow" received a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council award, an Elliot Coleman Writing Fellowship, a James A. Michener Fellowship and residencies through Fundación Valparaíso, the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She teaches creative writing at the University of Baltimore and serves as literary editor for Baltimore Fishbowl.