Reading Series January 2022

January 14 2022

Online Event

07 00 pm

7 PM CDT - Gulf Coast Reading Series event featuring Cameron Dezen Hammon, Adele Elise Williams, Gabriella Adriana Iacono, and Robbie Howell.

Please join us for our fourth event of this season, on January 14th at 7pm. RSVP on Facebook (optional).

This event has moved ONLINE. Register at any time via this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cameron Dezen Hammon is the author of This Is My Body: A Memoir of Religious and Romantic Obsession (Lookout Books), the Nonfiction Discovery Prize Winner for the 2019 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards. This Is My Body earned a Bronze Medal in Creative Nonfiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2020, and was a finalist for the Foreward INDIE Book of the Year Award in Autobiography and Memoir. Kirkus called This Is My Body "a generous and unflinchingly brave memoir about faith, feminism, and freedom.Cameron's nonfiction has appeared in The Kiss anthology (W.W. Norton), Vogue, Guernica, Ecotone, and elsewhere; and her essay Infirmary Musicwas named a notable in The Best American Essays 2017She earned her MFA from Seattle Pacific University and has taught creative writing at Rice University, where she is a lecturer, as well as workshops at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Duke Divinity, Writers in the Schools Houston, Inprint Houston, and Hugo House. She is at work on a nonfiction book about women and witchcraft.

Adele Elise Williams is a poet, educator, and editor from Southern Louisiana. She is the recipient of an Inprint Nina and Michael Zilkha Fellowship as well as support from the Muse Writing Center and Hindman Settlement School. Her work can be found in various journals including Split Lip Magazine, Guernica, Cream City Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Quarterly West

Gabriella Adriana Iacono is a poet and artist from Staten Island, New York. She is a C. Glenn Cambor Inprint Fellow and was a recipient of the 2016 Mayapple Fellowship. A committed educator, Iacono had worked in public education for several years before moving to Houston and currently teaches creative writing for Writers in the Schools, Houston. Iacono recently coordinated the 2021 Boldface Conference for Emerging Writers and served as Graduate Advisor to the University of Houston's undergraduate literary magazine, Glass Mountain. She has served as a Poetry Editor for NYSAI Magazine and now serves as the Assistant Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast Magazine. Her work has appeared in Defunkt Magazine, SIZL, NYSAI Magazine, Portmanteau LDN, and elsewhere. Iacono is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Houston and is working on her first collection of poetry.

Robbie Howell is 5th year PhD student in fiction at UH. He won the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize from Crab Orchard Review, runner-up in the Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest, and 2nd place in the Playboy College Fiction Contest. He's received fellowships and scholarships for his writing from Inprint Houston, the Sewanee Writer's Conference, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He has an MFA from the Louisiana State University. He's from Dallas, Texas, but now he lives south of 610 in Houston. He's working on his first novel.

The Gulf Coast Reading Series is grateful for the support of the following organizations: Lawndale Art Center; Humanities Texas; the Brown Foundation; Houston Endowment, Inc.; Inprint; the National Endowment for the Arts; Poets & Writers; the Texas Commission on the Arts; the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program and School of Art; the Gulf Coast Board of Trustees, including Board President Misty Matin and Vice President Laura Callaway; the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, cosponsored by the Academy of American Poets, the National Book Foundation, and CLMP.