Gulf Coast Journal

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

The Gulf Coast Reading Series comes to Brazos! This evening's readers include:

Janaka Stucky
Janaka Stucky is the author of The Truth Is We Are Perfect and the publisher of Black Ocean as well as the annual poetry journal, Handsome. He is also the author of two chapbooks: Your Name Is The Only Freedom and The World Will Deny It For You. His poems have appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Fence and North American Review, and his articles have been published by The Huffington Post and The Poetry Foundation. He is a two-time National Haiku Champion and in 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in the Boston Phoenix.

S. Whitney Holmes
S. Whitney Holmes is the author of Room Where I Get What I Want (Black Ocean, 2015) and of the chapbook Method of Loci (dancing girl press, 2013). She acts as executive director for the feminist press Switchback Books and is also an editor for The Offending Adam. She was born and raised in West Virginia, earned her M.F.A. from the University of Alabama, and currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Barrelhouse, and others.

Georgia Pearle
Born and raised in the Gulf South, Georgia Pearle is an alumna of Smith College and holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry, from Lesley University. She is a nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast, a count coordinator for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and a doctoral student in Creative Writing and Literature, Poetry, at the University of Houston. She lives in Houston with her two children.

Mandi Susan Torres
Mandi Torres completed her MFA in fiction at Colorado State University where she was awarded a teaching assistantship and her thesis, a novel-in-progress titled Everything Occurs in the Heights, received honorary distinction. Her work has been awarded the Talbot International Writing Award, was nominated for the Aspen Emerging Writers Award, and was a finalist for the 2015 Arts & Letters Prize. She begins her PhD in literature and creative writing, fiction, this fall at the University of Houston. Her interests include feminist and gender theory in contemporary short stories, narrative voice, and the intersection of fact and fiction.