Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 15th Readings: Curtis Smith, Dave K, Megan McShea, and Dave Housley

Curtis Smith’s stories and essays have appeared in over seventy literary journals. His work has been named to The Best American Short Stories Distinguished Stories List, The Best American Mystery Stories Distinguished Stories List, and the Notable Writing list of The Best American Spiritual Writing. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and son. His most current book of essays, Communion, was published by Dock Street Press (March 2015).
Dave K.'s work has been published in Front Porch Journal, Cobalt, LOOP, Welter, Artichoke Haircut, and on the Station North LED billboard. He is the author of stone a pig and MY NAME IS HATE, both self-published, and was Baltimore's second best local author in 2014, according to Citypaper. When he's not writing, Dave K. is a device often used as part of a wood-turning lathe.
Megan McShea writes poems and experimental prose which has been published in the books How to have a day (Ink Press Productions, 2015), A Mountain City of Toad Splendor (Publishing Genius Press, 2013), Ancient Party: Collaborations in Baltimore 2000-2010 (editor and contributor, Thingy Press, 2014), and numerous online and print journals. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and works as an archivist. You can follow her archival, political, and poetical leanings at
Dave Housley's third collection of short fiction, If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home, was published by Dzanc Books in January 2015. He is the author of Commercial Fiction (Outpost 19), and Ryan Seacrest is Famous (Impetus Press, Dzanc Books eBook Reprint). He is one of the founding editors of Barrelhouse magazine and a co-founder of the Conversations and Connections writer’s conference. Sometimes he drinks boxed wine and tweets about the things on his television at @housleydave.