{SALON READS}

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Ft. Lauderdale | May 31, 2015

Literary stars are shining on the Sunshine State! Sunday Salon Ft. Lauderdale is excited to welcome two more wondrous writers to the stage for the second installment of its already awe-inspiring series. The event will be sponsored by Burrow Press.  At Undergrounds Coffeehaus at 3020 N Federal Hwy (map). 6:30pm. Come raise a glass to the stars!wherebearsroamthestreets

Jeff Parker is the author of several books including Where Bears Roam the Streets: A Russian Journal (Harper Collins), the novel Ovenman (Tin House), and the short story collection The Taste of Penny (Dzanc). He co-edited the anthologies Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia (Tin House) and Amerika: Russian Writers View the United States (Dalkey Archive). He also co-translated the novel Sankya (Dzanc) by Zakhar Prilepin from the Russian. He is the Director of the DISQUIET International Literary Program in Lisbon, and he teaches in the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Shane Hinton holds an MFA from the University of Tampa. He is the author of the debut story collection, Pinkies, 9781941681923-Perfect.inddand his fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Word Riot, The Butter, The Nervous Breakdown, storySouth, Dead Mule School, Atticus Review & elsewhere. He lives in the winter strawberry capital of the world.


NYC | April 19, 2015

We love April because 1) poetry, 2) poets, 3) spring, and 4) we’re celebrating this beautiful universe of verse with four immensely talented, award-winning poets at this month’s Sunday Salon. Yes, at the heart of it all: poetry! Come join us! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.CathyBookCover

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the the Kundiman Poetry Prize and Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has received awards from Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, The Center for Book Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Jerome Foundation. A founding editor of the online journal Paperbag, she is Managing Director at Kundiman. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets comEduardoBookCoverpetition. He’s the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. He lives in New York City.

Molly Rose Quinn is a poet living in Brooklyn and the Director of Public Programming at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Her poems appear in Black Warrior Review, Everyday Genius, No, dear, Two Serious Ladies, Coconut, Four Way Review, Powder Keg, Underwater New York, and other places. Her essays and interviews BillBookCoverappear in The Atlas Review, Freerange Nonfiction, The L Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail, and she is a contributor to Scout. She is a fiction committee member for the Brooklyn Book Festival and co-organizer of the Moby-Dick Marathon NYC. She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bill Yarrow is the author of Blasphemer (Lit Fest Press 2015), Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX 2012) and four chapbooks. His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including Poetry International, RHINO, Contrary, DIAGRAM, FriGG, Uno Kudo, Gargoyle, and PANK. He is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film.


Chicago | March 29, 2015

We’ll be bringing you five outstanding authors on March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Note the new venueRiverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe St. (corner of Roscoe & Damen). Please join us in welcoming Michelle Falkoff, Rebecca Johns, C. Russell Price, Patricia Skalka, and Mare Swallow. We’ll see you there!

 

Michelle Falkoff’s fiction and reviews have been published in ZYZZYVA, DoubleTake and the Harvard Review, among other places. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently serves as Director of Communication and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law.

Rebecca Johns’s first novel, ICEBERGS, was a finalist for the 2007 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction and a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Award. Her second, THE COUNTESS–a fictionalization of the life of Elizabeth Bathory, the “Blood Countess”–was published in October 2010 from Crown Books and subsequently around the world. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, StoryQuarterly, the Mississippi Review, Printer’s Row Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Self, and Seventeen, among others. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Missouri School of Journalism, she teaches in the English Department at DePaul University in Chicago.

C. Russell Price works with TriQuarterly and StoryClub Magazine. Previous publications include Assaracus, Court Green, MiPOesias, North Chicago Review, Weave, and elsewhere. He’s been a finalist for the Edes Award for Emerging Artists, The Russell Prize, and the Boston Review/Discovery Prize. Price will be a 2015 LAMBDA Writers Retreat Fellow this summer. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Northwestern University. He paints and plays piano on the North Side.

Patricia Skalka wrote her debut mystery Death Stalks Door County, hoping to bridge the gap between the worlds of fiction and nonfiction. The book, which Publishers Weekly called a tight, lyrical first novel, was short-listed for the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award and was LOVEY nominated for Best First Novel. A Chicago native, Skalka is a former Reader’s Digest Staff Writer and freelancer with articles in national print and online publications and nonfiction books published by Random House, St. Martin’s, Avon and Rodale. Death at Gills Rock, the second book in her Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery Series, will be released in June.

As a writer, Mare Swallow is working on her business book, “Pay Attention to the Brown M&Ms.” She is also a public speaking coach in Chicago. When she’s not doing those two things, she is the Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference.