January 2017 Reading!

By on January 15, 2017

15965624_10154117297106440_7659486191546728075_nCongratulations! You’ve survived Houston’s one week of WINTER and now you are ready to warm up with some bourbon and writers.

Introducing: the very first Poison Pen reading of 2017.

Join us at Poison Girl Cocktail Lounge at 8:30 p.m. on January, 26th. It’s free and open to the public. So bring your friends! And your thirst!!

Plus–the authors will stick around after the reading to sign books and chat!

The lineup this week is Janine Joseph, Allegra Hyde, and Will Burns. If you haven’t heard them read yet, you will not regret it.

Janine Joseph was born and raised in the Philippines and Southern California. She is the author of Driving without a License (Alice James Books, 2016), winner of the 2014 Kundiman Poetry Prize, which touches on issues of immigration and an undocumented legal status. Currently, she lives in Stillwater, OK, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Oklahoma State University. Her poems and essays have appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Zócalo Public Square, The Asian American Literary Review, The Collagist, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and elsewhere. Janine holds an MFA from New York University and a Ph.D. from the University of Houston. A Kundiman fellow and editor for Tongue: A Journal of Writing and Art, Janine is the recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a Robert M. Hogge Faculty Teaching Award, a PAWA Manuel G. Flores Prize, an Academy of American Poets prize, a Dissertation Completion Fellowship, and other honors.

A native of New Hampshire, Allegra received her B.A. from Williams College and her M.F.A. from Arizona State University. Her first book, Of This New World, won the John Simmons Iowa Short Fiction Award and is now available. Her stories and essays have been published in New England Review, Gettysburg Review, The Missouri Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, as well as a notable mention in Best American Essays 2015. She has been awarded fellowships and grants from The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the National University of Singapore, the Jentel Artist Residency Program, The Island School, The Elizabeth George Foundation, and the U.S. Fulbright Commission.

Will Burns: MMA champion, dragon wrestler, master of the sun. He graduated high school in Arkansas (in a little town called Methlehem) and went straight to the PhD program at the University of Houston to study fiction writing. He can wink with both eyes at once. He is great with scorpions of all kinds. He has written 102.34 novels, none of which have been published. He lives in an ice mansion, where he teaches karate to orphans. Ladies and gentlemen of the universe, sons and daughters of the revolution, I present a man who is violently talented in the arts of snake juggling: Will Burns.

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