October Reading with Lupe Mendez, Alexandra Naumann, and Peter Turchi

By on October 20, 2016

Everyone! Please join us for the reading on Thursday, October 27th at 8:30 p.m.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should:

1) The weather will be VERY nice as it has finally cooled down.
2) The line-up is no joke.
3) You never know what will happen THIS close to Halloween.
4) The same excellent chill vibe will be in the air.
5) It’s free and you can invite anyone!

Here’s the line-up:

Lupe Mendez is a Poet/Educator/Activist, CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondo Fellow and co-founder of the Librotraficante Movement. He works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say and the Brazilian Arts Foundation to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. He is the founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers within the Texas Gulf Coast Region, with Houston as its hub. His publishing credits include prose work in Norton’s Sudden Fiction Latino: Short Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, and poetry that appears in Luna Luna, Ostrich, Revista Síncope, Pilgramage, Border Senses, the Los Angeles Review of Books’ newest channel, Voluble and Gulf Coast.

Alexandra Naumann is a fiction writer of Lebanese-Mexican descent. She’s in year two of the MFA program at UH, where she’s a nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast.

Peter Turchi is the author of five books and the co-editor of three anthologies. His books include Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie, in collaboration with the artist; a novel, The Girls Next Door; a collection of stories, Magician; and The Pirate Prince, co-written with Cape Cod treasure hunter Barry Clifford, about Clifford’s discovery of the pirate ship Whydah. His stories have appeared in Ploughshares, Story, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Puerto del Sol, and The Colorado Review, among other journals. He has received Washington College’s Sophie Kerr Prize, an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, North Carolina’s Sir Walter Raleigh Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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