Reading Series February 2018

February 16 2018

Rudyard's Pub
2010 Waugh Drive
Houston, Texas
07 00 pm

Carmen Maria Machado's work has appeared in Granta, The New Yorker, NPR, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for a Nebula Award and a Shirley Jackson Award, and was a finalist for the Calvino Prize. She lives in Philadelphia.


Chelsea B. DesAutels serves as Poetry Editor of Gulf Coast. She teaches at the University of Houston, where she is also an MFA candidate, and with Writers in the Schools. Chelsea is the recipient of the Virginia Reiser Memorial Scholarship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship. Chelsea's work is forthcoming in Ninth Letter. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Originally from Brooklyn, Dan Chu is completing his MFA in poetry at the University of Houston, where he also serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast. He is a recipient of the Inprint Verlaine Prize, the Brazos Bookstore/Academy of American Poets Prize and has had poetry featured on

Kaj Tanaka's stories have been featured in Longform, selected for Wigleaf's Best (Very) Short Fictions, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is the nonfiction editor for BULL Magazine.