Ft. Lauderdale | September 20, 2015
The bad news: summer will be over before you know it. The good news: September brings our fourth South Florida Salon! We are very pleased to announce Gregg Shapiro and Dan Vera as our readers for the evening. Please join us on September 20th for what is sure to be a fantastic night. You know you want to. At Undergrounds Coffeehaus at 3020 N Federal Hwy (map). 6:30pm.
Gregg Shapiro is the author of the short story collection Lincoln Avenue (Squares and Rebels Press, 2014), as well as the chapbook GREGG SHAPIRO: 77 (Souvenir Spoon Press, 2012) and the poetry collection Protection (Gival Press, 2008). His forthcoming short story collection, How to Whistle, will be published in 2016 by Lethe Press. An entertainment journalist, whose interviews and reviews run in a variety of regional LGBT and mainstream publications and websites, Shapiro lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his husband Rick Karlin and their dog k.d.
Dan Vera is a writer, editor, and literary historian from Washington, DC. He’s the author of two poetry collections: Speaking Wiri Wiri (Red Hen, 2013), the inaugural winner of the Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize, and The Space Between Our Danger and Delight (Beothuk Books, 2008). His poetry has appeared in various journals including Notre Dame Review, Poet Lore, Delaware Poetry Review, and Gargoyle, and anthologies like Queer South, Divining Divas, and Full Moon On K Street. He’s a curator of the literary history site, DC Writers’ Homes, and chairs the board of Split This Rock Poetry. LatinoStories.com named him a “2014 Top Ten “New” Latino Author to Watch (and Read)” writing “[Vera] is earning a reputation as a talented, sophisticated poet who is a master at playing with words. This collection, his second book of poetry, is a dazzling display of language and emotion.”