Reading Series September 2016

September 16 2016

Rudyard's Pub
2010 Waugh Drive

07 00 pm

Hadara Bar-Nadav is the author of Lullaby (with Exit Sign), awarded the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize; The Frame Called Ruin, Runner Up for the Green Rose Prize; and A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight, awarded the Margie Book Prize. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Fountain and Furnace, awarded the Sunken Garden Prize, and Show Me Yours, awarded the Midwest Poets Series Prize. In addition, she is co-author of the best-selling textbook Writing Poems, 8th ed. Recent awards include the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize from Crazyhorse and fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Hadara is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Georgia Pearle is an alumna of Smith College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, from Lesley University. Her work has appeared in Crab Creek Review and Women’s Studies Quarterly, among others. She was runner-up for the 2014 Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets and Writers as well as a recent finalist for a fellowship with the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. A former coordinator of the VIDA Count, she is now the Online Poetry Editor for Gulf Coast, a creative writing instructor for Inprint Houston and Writers in the Schools, and a doctoral teaching fellow in Creative Writing and Literature, Poetry, at the University of Houston.

Josie Mitchell is in her second year of her MFA at the University of Houston. As an undergraduate, she attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where she received a BFA in Creative Writing. Before moving to Houston, she worked as a preschool teacher in Dalian, China, where her Chinese name translated to "Dumpling". Josie is from San Diego, California, and is at work on a novel set there.


Joshua Foster earned his MFAs (F/NF) from the University of Arizona and is currently a PhD student in University of Houston’s Literature & Creative Writing program. He’s been the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, a grant from the Idaho Commision on the Arts, and his most recent publication, the essay “Bring on the Spins” (Tin House #62)--was listed as a Notable Work in the anthology Best American Essays 2015. His stories and essays have appeared in the magazines Fugue, South Loop Review, Hawk & Handsaw, among others. He is editor for the journals Gulf Coast,, and Josh draws much of his material from life in rural southeastern Idaho, where he worked as a laborer for many years on his family’s farm and ranch.