July 30th, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
Do you wish you were lounging on a beach with your favorite gal pals chatting about the Summer of Channing over a pina casomething? Yeah, us too. Well, we can’t transport you to Cabo, but we can get you a cold drink on a hot day and surround you with a crowd of writers/Channing-lovers, all the while wooing you with the sounds of Houston’s finest prose and poetry/Westheimer, where the sound of traffic can sometimes sound sort of like an ocean, maybe.
EMILY BLUDWORTH DE BARRIOS is the author of Splendor, a book of poems from H_NGM_N Books, and Extraordinary Power, a chapbook from Factory Hollow Press. Her poems have most recently appeared in Sixth Finch, Jellyfish, and New Delta Review. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
MICHELLE NEREIM received her MFA from Florida State University. Her essay about the insanity of Florida football appeared on NPR, and, last fall, she moved to Houston where she is working on her novel and a Ph.D. in Fiction at the University of Houston. She is a devout Floridian who writes about boring, normal Florida things–alligators in hotels, competitive pole dance, prescription drug abuse, etc.
GIUSEPPE TAURINO earned his MFA from the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. He’s been awarded a Donald Barthelme Fellowship in Fiction and scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and his stories have appeared in Epoch, New South, The Potomac Review, Word Riot and elsewhere. Giuseppe is also a Contributing Editor for American Short Fiction. Prior to returning to UH as Assistant Director of the Creative Writing Program, Giuseppe served as the Manager of Capacity Building Initiatives for the Houston Arts Alliance, and as Executive Director of Badgerdog Literary Publishing in Austin, Texas. Giuseppe has also worked as a writer-in-residence with Writers in the Schools (WITS) Houston, taught undergraduate and postgraduate English and Creative Writing, and served as a Fiction Editor for Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts.