Reading Series October 2016

October 14 2016

Rudyard's Pub
2010 Waugh Dr.

07 00 pm

Lisa Olstein is the author of Radio Crackling, Radio Gone (Copper Canyon Press 2006), winner of the Hayden Carruth Award; Lost Alphabet (Copper Canyon Press 2009), a Library Journal best book of the year; and Little Stranger (Copper Canyon Press 2013), a Lannan Literary Selection and aColdfront Magazine best book of the year. Her work has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The NationAmerican Letters & Commentary, and New Voices. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Centrum, she is also the lyricist for Cold Satellite, a rock band fronted by acclaimed songwriter Jeffrey Foucault. Before joining the poetry faculty at UT Austin, she cofounded and for ten years co-directed the Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she served as associate director of the MFA program.

Henk Rossouw grew up in Cape Town. He has recent poems in The Paris Review, The Boston Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Transom. Part of his book-length poem Camissa came out this summer in The Common. His fiction can be found in Tin House, non-fiction in The Threepenny Review, and an interview with the late Nadine Gordimer in The Virginia Quarterly Review. A PhD student in creative writing and literature at the University of Houston, he serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.

Corey Campbell’s fiction has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, The Rattling Wall, and other publications, and is forthcoming in the anthology New Stories from the Southwest. A UH PhD student and graduate of Warren Wilson's MFA program, she has received support from Inprint, Sewanee, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She's a contributing editor for the journal Waxwing and a fiction editor for Gulf Coast.


Jenny Staff Johnson is a first-year MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Houston. Her fiction and essays have appeared in publications including Tin House’s Open Bar, New Dead Families, and Literary Mothers. A former journalist and native Texan, she is at work on a novel set in Houston.