Join us for an autumnal literary potpourri as Clayton Adam Clark, Andrew Farkas, Judy Roitman, and Chris Tonelli each give readings on a Sunday afternoon.

Clayton Adam Clark lives in Saint Louis, his hometown, where he works as a public health research scientist and volunteers for River Styx magazine. His debut poetry collection, A Finitude of Skin, won the 2017 Moon City Poetry Award and was published by Moon City Press in November 2018. His poems have recently appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Mid-American Review, Cimarron Review, and elsewhere. He earned the MFA in creative writing at Ohio State University and is studying clinical mental health counseling at University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Andrew Farkas is the author of a novel: The Big Red Herring (KERNPUNKT Press), and two short fiction collections: Sunsphere (BlazeVOX [books]) and Self-Titled Debut (Subito Press). His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, North American Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Florida Review, Western Humanities Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize five times, including one Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXV and one Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.F.A. from the University of Alabama, an M.A. from the University of Tennessee, and a B.A. from Kent State University. He is a fiction editor for The Rupture (the new iteration of The Collagist) and an Assistant Professor of English at Washburn University. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Judith Roitman's most recent book is Roswell (theenk Books 2018); her most recent chapbook is Provisional (dancing girl press 2019). Other chaps include Slackline (Hank's Loose Gravel Press), Furnace Mountain (Omerta), Ku: a thumb book (Airfoil Press) and Two: ghazals (Horse Less Press). Her poems have recently appeared in Dreginald, Equalizer, the tiny, December, Rogue Agent, The Writing Disorder, Galataea Resurrects, Otoliths, Eleven Eleven, Horse Less Press, Talisman and Yew; her book No Face: Selected and New Poems (First Intensity) appeared in 2008. She lives in Lawrence KS.

Chris Tonelli is a founding editor of the independent poetry press, Birds, LLC, and he curates the So & So Series and edits So & So Magazine. He is the author of five chapbooks and two full-length collections, most recently Whatever Stasis (Barrelhouse Books, 2018). Chris is the co-director of the NC Book Festival, and he works in the Libraries at NC State and co-owns So & So Books in Raleigh where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their two kids, Miles and Vera.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
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