Reading Series September 2023

September 22 2023

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
07 00 pm

7 PM CDT - Gulf Coast Reading Series event featuring Andrea Bajani and UHCWP students Sara Kaplan-Cunningham, Will Seelen, and Daniel Kennedy. 

We're excited to kick off the 2023–2024 Gulf Coast Reading Series at Lawndale Art Center!
Please join us on September 22nd at 7pm (doors open at 6:30). 

Please note:
Masks will be required while indoors at this event. N95 and KN95 masks are strongly encouraged. Social distancing is encouraged.

This event is produced in partnership with Lawndale Art Center.

Andrea Bajani is one of the most acclaimed and award-winning novelists of contemporary Italian and European literature. He is the author of 9 books, including Se consideri le colpe (If you Kept a Record of Sins, Archipelago Press), Ogni promessa (Every Promise, McLehose Press), and Il libro delle case (The Book of Homes, Deep Vellum Press, forthcoming). His novels are published in twenty countries. He is the editor of Le storie che raccontiamo (The Stories We Tell), a collection of essays about writing, including texts by Margaret Atwood, Michael Cunningham, Colm Tóibín, Jhumpa Lahiri, Zadie Smith, and Michael Ondaatje. Bajani teaches Creative writing at Rice University in the Department of English.

Sara Kaplan-Cunningham’s poems appear or are forthcoming in DIALOGIST, The Cincinnati Review, Washington Square Review, Redividerand elsewhere. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Houston, where she is an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor fellow and serves as online poetry editor for Gulf Coast.

Will is a level one bard from The Granite State. He abides by the old laws and has not registered his car in texas. Live free or die. His writing does not appear.

Daniel Kennedy grew up in rural Pennsylvania. He holds an MFA from Virginia Tech, where he won the Emily Morrison Prize in Fiction. He is currently a PhD candidate in the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program, where he won the Inprint Donald Barthelme Memorial Prize in Nonfiction and was selected for the Provost Teaching Excellence Award. His writing has appeared in New England Review, The Florida Review, Appalachian Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Arts & Letters, The Madison Review, Ghost Parachute, and elsewhere. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was listed among Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction in Best American Essays 2022.