August Reading with Beth Lyons, Daniel Peña, and B.J. Love

By on August 31, 2017

Hey Houston — the reading is still on for tomorrow (Thursday, August 31st) at 8:30 p.m, and we are taking flood donations, so drop by and join us!

Poison Girl Cocktail Lounge is accepting donations of towels, blankets, baby wipes, toiletries, children’s games, journals, diapers, and basic over-the-counter medicine. Only XL clothing please. Many centers are overwhelmed with individual drop offs so Poison Girl is taking donations, sorting, and delivering.


Miss Poison Pen???!!! INCONCEIVABLE.

Be there Thursday, August 31st at 8:30 p.m. Poison Girl. Have a grand old time with us.

The Readers:

BJ LOVE: A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, BJ Love has written and taught poetry for more than 15 years. In that time, he has created programming in Italy, led writing workshops in Alaska, taught fiction and poetry writing in Vermont, and recently took a group of young writers to Ireland. Additionally, he has been a writer-in-residence for Writers in the Schools, a professor at Savannah State University, and a frequent poetry busker around the streets of Houston for Inprint. Recent work can be found in numerous journals and anthologies, including Gulf Coast, The North American Review, Forklift, OH, H_NGM_N, Pinwheel, Sundog Lit, and Dig if you Will the Picture: Writers Reflect on Prince. His book reviews have been published in the Quarterly Conversation, Cant, Heavy Feather Review, and elsewhere. BJ is the sixth grade English teacher at The Emery/Weiner School in Houston, Texas.

BETH LYONS: Elizabeth Lyons holds a PhD from the University of Houston and an MFA from Purdue University. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, Indiana Review, New South, and Salt Hill. A recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Vermont Studio Center, the I-Park Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets, she lives in Houston, TX.

DANIEL PEÑA: Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize winning writer and Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown. Formerly, he was based out of the UNAM in Mexico City where he worked as a writer, blogger, book reviewer and journalist. He is a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar and a graduate of Cornell University. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, the Kenyon Review Online, Callaloo, and Huizache among other venues. He’s currently a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Ploughshares blog and his novel, BANG, is forthcoming from Arte Publico Press. He lives in beautiful Houston, Texas.

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