Reading Series September 2017

September 15 2017

Rudyard's Pub
2010 Waugh Drive

07 00 pm

Elizabeth Lyons is the author ofThe Blessing of Dark Water (Alice James Books, 2017), winner of the 2015 Alice James Award. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Salt Hill, New South, and elsewhere.Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston, where she was senior nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast. She also holds degrees from Purdue University and the College of Charleston.A recipient of fellowships and prizes from Inprint Houston, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the I-Park Foundation, and other honors, she lives in Houston, TX.

JSA Lowe is a PhD candidate at the University of Houston in literature and poetry. Her essays, reviews, and poems have appeared in such publications as AGNI, American Scholar, Black Warrior Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Versal, Verse Daily, and the Santa Fe Reporter. She has published two poetry chapbooks, DOE (East Beach Press, 2016) and Cherry-emily (Dancing Girl Press, 2014); her translations appear in the MLA anthology Nineteenth-Century French Women Poets. She lives on Galveston Island.

Erika Jo Brown is the author of I’m Your Huckleberry and co-editor of Beatrice Hastings: On the Life and Work of a Lost Modern Master. She's a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Capote Fellow. Currently, she works at the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital through WITS.


Brendan Stephens is a first year PhD student originally from Maryland. He earned his MFA at the University of Central Florida and a Masters of Arts in Teaching at Frostburg State University. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in the Southeast Review, Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere.