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Start: March 20, 2019 7:30 p.m.
End: March 20, 2019 10 p.m.
Location: Art and Journalism Building, Room 175

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In Print Participant bios:

  • Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, which won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, the GLCA New Writers Award, and the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work has appeared in many publications, including Poetry, Tin House, The Best American Poetry, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Chen is the 2018-2020 Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis University.
  • Nafissa Thompson-Spires earned a doctorate in English from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. Her work has appeared in Story Quarterly, Lunch Ticket, and The Feminist Wire, among other publications. She was a 2016 fellow of the Callaloo Writer’s Workshop.
  • Dustin Parsons is the author of Exploded View: Essays on Fatherhood with Diagrams (University of Georgia Press). He is the winner of the Laurel Review Fiction Prize and the American Literary Review Fiction Prize as well as a New York Fine Arts and Ohio Art Grant in nonfiction. He teaches at the University of Mississippi.
  • Allison Joseph lives, writes, and teaches in Carbondale, Illinois, where she is part of the creative writing faculty at Southern Illinois University. She serves as editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review, moderator of the Creative Writers Opportunities List, and director of Writers In Common, an all-ages inclusive writers conference launching in summer 2018. Her books and chapbooks include fifteen titles. Her latest full-length collection of poems, Confessions of a Barefaced Woman, was published in 2018 by Red Hen Press.