Reading Series October 2018

October 19 2018

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
07 00 pm

Jamel Brinkley is the author of A Lucky Man: Stories (Graywolf Press/A Public Space Books). His fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Best American Short Stories 2018, A Public Space, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The Threepenny Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Epiphany, and LitMag. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was also the 2016-17 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and, in fall 2018, he will be a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Alex McElroy’s writing appears in The Atlantic, Black Warrior Review, Tin House, The Kenyon Review Online, TriQuarterly, New England Review, and elsewhere. He is currently a Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast. Alex was awarded the 2016 Neutrino Prize from Passages North. His chapbook, Daddy Issues, won the 2016 Editors’ Prize from The Cupboard Pamphlet, and he is the recipient of the 2018 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize for Nonfiction. He has received fellowships from The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The National Parks Service, and the Tin House Summer Workshop. 

Despy Boutris is currently earning her MFA at the University of Houston. Her poems have been featured in several publications, and she was awarded Editor's Choice in 2016, Second Place in 2017, and First Place in 2018 in California Polytechnic State University's yearly literary journal, Byzantium. 

Liza Watkins is a social worker and New Orleans native.