Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
7 00 pm
Laura van den Berg is the author of two story collections, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, and the novels Find Me and The Third Hotel. Her fiction has received the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Bard Fiction Prize, an O. Henry Award, and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. Born and raised in Florida, she lives in Cambridge, MA, with her husband and dog.
Megan Peak received her MFA in Poetry from The Ohio State University, where she was Poetry Editor at The Journal. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Pleiades, Ploughshares, and Verse Daily, among others. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her family and son. Read more about Megan and her poetry at www.meganpeak.com.
Elaine Feeney is the author of three poetry collections: Rise (Salmon, 2017), The Radio Was Gospel (2013), and Where's Katie? (2010). She teaches at St. Jarlath's College in Tuam, Ireland.
Conor O'Callaghan is the author of five poetry collections--most recently Live Streaming (Gallery, 2017) and The Sun King (2013)--and the novel Nothing on Earth (Black Swan, 2016). Born in Newry in County Down and raised in Dundalk in Ireland, he teaches at Sheffield Hallam University.
Jessica Traynor's debut collection Liffey Swim (Dedalus, 2014) was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. A series of poems in response to Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal was commissioned by The Salvage Press in 2017. Her poems appear in Acumen, Prelude, Rockford Street Review, Salamander, and others. She lives in Dublin and is a freelance dramaturge at the Irish Theater.