Reading Series January 2018

January 19 2018

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

Kelly Sundberg's debut memoir Goodbye, Sweet Girl is forthcoming from HarperCollins on June 5, 2018. Her essays have appeared in Best American Essays 2015, Gulf Coast, Guernica, Denver Quarterly, Slice, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, The National Endowment for the Arts, and Dickinson House. She is currently completing her doctoral studies in creative nonfiction at Ohio University.

Joshua Dewain Foster is an award-winning prose writer from rural Idaho. His work has been selected for the Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Nonfiction, a Wallace Stegner Fiction Fellowship from Stanford University, a grant from the Idaho Commission of the Arts, and a Notable Work mention in Best American Essays 2015. His stories and essays have appeared in the magazines Tin House, Fugue, South Loop Review, and others. He serves as the Online Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast, and has edited for the journalsDIAGRAM Josh is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston's Literature & Creative Writing program, where he is finishing an autobiographical novel about addiction, family, snowboarding, driving, and the contemporary American West. An archive of his short work is available to read at his websiteME ... IN REVERSE.

Cait Weiss Orcutt's work has been published in FIELD, Prelude, Chautauquaand more. A Ph.D. candidate in Poetry, Orcutt teaches creative writing for Writers in the Schools, University of Houston and Inprint in Texas. Cait's book VALLEYSPEAKwon the 2016 Zone 3 First Book Prize judged by Douglas Kearney and is out as of November 2017.

Lani Yu is a third-year poetry MFA student at the University of Houston. She grew up in Orlando, graduating from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Psychology. She was a semifinalist for the 2016 DISQUIET Literary Prize Contest in poetry, and has been published in UF's TEA literary magazine. She is also a reader and assistant editor at Gulf Coast. She spends her time reading, writing, and now, teaching.