2015 Fall Reading

  • Date/Time: October 6, 2015 11:30 AM Facebook Announcement
  • Authors:
    • Curtis L. Crisler was born and raised in Gary, Indiana. He received a BA in English, with a minor in Theatre, from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and he received an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). His poetry book "This" Ameri-can-ah (Cherry Castle Publishing) will be released any day now. His poetry chapbook, Black Achilles (Accents Publishing), was released earlier in 2015. His previous books are: Pulling Scabs (nominated for a Pushcart), Tough Boy Sonatas (YA), and Dreamist: a mixed-genre novel (YA); his chapbooks are Wonderkind (nominated for a Pushcart), Soundtrack to Latchkey Boy, and Spill (which won the 2008 Keyhole Chapbook Award). He is the recipient of a residency at the City of Asylum/Pittsburgh (COA/P), a Cave Canem Fellow, a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) fellow, a Soul Mountain resident, and a guest resident at Hamline University. He edited the nonfiction book, Leaving Me Behind: Writing a new me, on the Summer Bridge experience at IPFW. Crisler received the Sterling Plumpp First Voices Poetry Award, two Indiana Arts Commission Grants, the Eric Hoffer Award, and was nominated for the Eliot Rosewater Award. His poetry has been adapted to theatrical productions in New York and Chicago, and he has been published in a variety of magazines, journals, and anthologies. He is a Contributing Poetry Editor for Aquarius Press, and Poetry Editor for HEArt. Crisler is an Associate Professor of English at IPFW.
    • Elena Lelia Radulescu was born in Romania. She has a Masters' Degree in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest, a Masters' Degree in Education from Hunter College NYC and postgraduate studies from Columbia University, NYC.

      Her poetry and short stories have been published in Visions International, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Square Lake Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, Chelsea, Karamu, CALYX, Mutabilis Press Anthology of Poetry, Trajectory Journal, Texas Poetry Calendar 2013, 2014 and 2015, Twisted Endings, The Cape Rock Review, Magnolia Journal, Romanian Literary Review, and other publications.

      She was a finalist at the Southern Women Poetry Contest, Summer 2014.

      Elena Lelia Radulescu taught in New York City before moving to Katy, Texas, where she now lives and works on a MG novel in verse.
    • Bryan Owens has been a teacher of English for 8 years in the Houston public school system. He holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Houston. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in various publications including New Ohio Review, San Pedro River Review, Boston Poetry Magazine, Poetry Quarterly, Inscape, Primitive, The Centrifugal Eye & elsewhere.
  • Location:
        Houston Community College
        West Loop Campus Auditorium
        5601 W. Loop S Fwy
        Houston, TX 77081

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