Tuesday, November 10, 2015

November 16th Readings: Lucas Southworth, Andrea Kleine, Susan Muaddi Darraj, and Stephanie Barber

Lucas Southworth's stories are forthcoming from or have recently appeared in TriQuarterlyMeridianHayden’s Ferry ReviewWeb ConjunctionsDIAGRAMWillow Springs, and others. In 2012, his collection of short stories, Everyone Here Has a Gun, won AWP’s Grace Paley Prize and University of Massachusetts Press published the book in November 2013. He is a professor of fiction and screenwriting at Loyola University Maryland and an editor for Slash Pine Press.

Susan Muaddi Darraj is the author of The Inheritance of  Exile, which was a finalist in the AWP Book Awards Series and named ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year (Short Fiction). She is a former editor for Barrelhouse Magazine and co-founder of the annual Conversations & Connections Conference: Practical Advice on Getting Published. Her new book, A Curious Land: Stories from Home, was named winner of the AWP Grace Paley Award for Short Fiction and will be published in November 2015 by the University of Massachusetts Press.

Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Her film and video work has been screened at MoMA, NY; The Tate Modern, London; The National Gallery, DC; The Paris Cinematheque and other museums and galleries. Her book these here separated to see how they standing alone was published in May 2008 by Publishing Genius Press. Her 2013 book Night Moves is available from Publishing Genius Press as well. Her book of very short stories ALL THE PEOPLE was published by Ink Press Productions in June 2015. Essays and poems can be found at Art21 Magazine, Hobart, Vlak, Aesthetics, Everyday Genius, Proof, H_ngm_n and other places.

Andrea Kleine is a writer and critically acclaimed performance artist. She is a five-time MacDowell Colony fellow and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. Her critical writing has been published in PAJ: a journal of performance and art, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and on her blog ,The Dancers Will Win. Her debut novel, CALF, was described by Publishers Weekly as "unsettling, scary, and often brilliant" and was selected as one of their best fiction books of 2015.