September 24th, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
School has started, AHHH, but these fancy fishes want to keep you feelin’ cool as a cucumber. Come watch them twirl and leap, or, alternatively, stand relatively still in one place as they wow you with their words. Oh, and also WHISKEY!
KEVIN MOFFETT’s first collection of stories, Permanent Visitors, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award, judged by George Saunders, and was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the Believer Book Award. His new collection, Further Interpretations of Real-Life Events is forthcoming in March from Harper Perennial. He is a frequent contributor to McSweeney’s and his stories and essays have appeared in Tin House, the Harvard Review, American Short Fiction, the Chicago Tribune, the Believer, A Public Space, and in three editions of The Best American Short Stories (2006, 2009, and 2010). He has received the Nelson Algren Award, the Pushcart Prize, and a literature fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.
HENK ROSSOUW has published poems in journals such as The Paris Review and The Boston Review. He’s also published nonfiction in The Threepenny Review and fiction in Tin House. In 2009, as one of the winners of the Poetry Society of America’s Bright Lights/Big Verse Contest, he read his work in Times Square. A PhD student in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston, Henk has taught creative writing courses to undergraduates at UH and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to high school students in the summer at Amherst College and in Prague, and to the general public through Inprint Houston. He serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.
MARTHA SERPAS is the author of three collections of poetry, The Diener (LSU); The Dirty Side of the Storm (W.W. Norton); and Côte Blanche (New Issues). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Southwest Review, and Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion, as well as in a number of anthologies, including the Library of America’s American Religious Poems, The Art of the Sonnet, and Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image. She holds degrees in English and creative writing from Louisiana State, New York University, and the University of Houston, and a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School. A native of south Louisiana, she remains active in efforts to restore Louisiana’s wetlands. Since 2006 she has worked as a trauma chaplain at Tampa General Hospital. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.