Reading Series October 2020

October 16 2020

Online Event

Houston, TX 77002
7 00 pm



Eileen Myles came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently a novelist, public talker, and art journalist. A Sagittarius, their twenty-two books include For Now (a book-length talk/essay about writing, out in fall 2020 from Yale Press); evolution (poems); Afterglow (a dog memoir); a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You; I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems; and Chelsea Girls. Eileen is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital Arts Writers grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016, Myles received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.

Aris Kian is an aspiring student of community organizing and abolition. She is ranked #10 in the 2020 Women of the World Poetry Slam and #4 at CUPSI with CoogSlam in 2019. She is an Emerging Writers Fellow with Writers in the Schools and an Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellow at the University of Houston. Currently, she explores work surrounding her experience with academia, critical theory, and the Black imagination.

Katie Edkins Milligan is a writer living and working in Houston, TX. She is currently a second-year Fiction MFA candidate at the University of Houston, where she is an Inprint Brown Foundation Fellow, Inprint Programs Intern and Fiction Editor at Gulf Coast. She has received support from the GrubStreet Short Story Incubator program, the Aspen Summer Words Workshop and the Southampton Writers Conference. Her work is forthcoming in Fiction Magazine.

Adele Elise Williams is a writer. She is winner of the 2019 Emily Morrison Poetry Prize, finalist for the 2019 Crab Creek Review Poetry Prize, and a two time finalist for the VT/Poetry Society of Virginia Award. Adele has received support for her writing from Inprint of Houston, Muse Writing Center and Hindman Settlement School. She served as Poetry Editor for the minnesota review and Noemi Press and now serves Gulf Coast Journal as a nonfiction editor. Her poetry and prose can be found or is forthcoming in Split Lip Magazine, Adroit Journal, Quarterly West, SAND, Crab Creek Review, Beloit Poetry Journal and elsewhere.

This online event is produced in partnership with Lawndale Art Center and will be live-streamed through Facebook Live, Instagram Live, and YouTube Live.

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