Come on out for the first reading of the Fall semester tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25th. While you’re there, stop by the Bombay Gin table and say hello. We’ll have issues of our great journal for sale plus some cool merchandise like Bombay Gin tote bags! All the pertinent details are below. Hope to see you there.
Please join us for the Jack Kerouac School’sWhat Where Series this upcoming Tuesday, September 25th. All current JKS students are invited to come to Lily Hoang’s lecture in Sycamore 8120 from 12-2:50. A reading featuring Lily Hoang, J. Michael Martinez, and Idris Goodwin will begin at 7:30 in the Arapahoe Campus’ Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Lily Hoang is the author of four books: Unfinished, The Evolutionary Revolution, Changing (recipient of a PEN Beyond Margins Award), and Parabola (winner of the 2006 Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel Contest). With Blake Butler, she co-edited the anthology 30 Under 30, and she is currently co-editing a two volume anthology, The Force of What’s Possible: Essays of Accessibility and the Avant-Garde with Joshua Marie Wilkinson. She serves as Prose Editor at Puerto del Sol, Associate Editor at Starcherone Books, and Editor at Tarpaulin Sky. She teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at New Mexico State University and can be found virtually at the literary blog HTML Giant.
J. Michael Martinez received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the Poetry Editor of NOEMI Press and his poetry has been anthologized in Ahsahta Press’s The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, Rescue Press’s forthcoming The New Census: 40 American Poets, and the forthcoming Beyond the Field: New Latin@ Writing.
Idris Goodwinis an award winning playwright and performer recognized for work across mediums by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford and Mellon Foundation, The New York Times, and National Public Radio. He’s appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry, The Discovery Channel, and Sesame Street.These Are The Breaks, his debut collection of essays, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His playHow We Got On, developed at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center premiered at The 2012 Humana Festival of New Plays. His latest playBlackademics kicks off the 2012/2013 season of Chicago’s MPAACT Theater. He is currently under commission with Denver Center Theater. Other stage works have been featured at Steppenwolf Theater, American Theater Company, Pilsbury House and The Los Angeles Theater Center. An award winning educator, he’s taught at The University of Iowa, Northwestern University, and is currently a Mellon fellow in performance writing at Colorado College.