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LIT WALK: Prompt + Rose Metal + Canarium

Sponsored by Little Village

Venue: RSVP

Date: Friday, April 3

Doors: 6:00 p.m.

6:00 P.M. LIT WALK READINGS

* NWP Showcase @ Prairie Lights

* Two Dollar Radio/Sarabande @ FilmScene

* Writers of Color Reading Series @ Riverside Theatre

* Prompt Press/Rose Metal Press/Canarium @ RSVP

Admission: FREE and open to the public

Hosts

Prompt is an online and book arts journal for writing inspired by visual art and visual art inspired by writing.

Rose Metal Press is an independent, not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres specializing in the publication of flash fiction and nonfiction; prose poetry; novels-in-verse or book-length linked poems; novellas-in-flash; lyric essays; text and image works; and other literary works that move beyond the traditional categories of poetry, fiction, and essay to find new forms of expression.

Canarium Books is a small press dedicated to publishing poetry by established and emerging authors from the United States and abroad.

Featured Writers

Susan Goslee

Susan Goslee’s poems have appeared in such journals as Volt, Stirring, West Branch, Drunken Boat, Western Humanities Review, and Juked. She teaches at Idaho State University and is poetry editor at Prompt Press.

Cory Hutchinson-Reuss

Cory Hutchinson-Reuss grew up in Arkansas and holds a PhD in English from the University of Iowa. Her poems have appeared most recently in Pangyrus, wildness, Glass, The Offing, So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language + Art, and The Missouri Review’s Poem of the Week feature. She has been a Best New Poets nominee and the recipient of the Lynda Hull Memorial Prize for Poetry from Crazyhorse. She lives in Iowa City and serves as a Poetry Reader for The Adroit Journal.

Ish Klein

Ish Klein’s published books are The New Sun Time, Consolation and Mirth, Moving Day, and Union!, all published by Canarium Books, and her poems have also appeared in Triple Canopy, Fence, jubilat, Versal, on the Poetry Foundation website, and elsewhere. Ish is a founding member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater or CRVPT. Her play, In A Word, Faust, has been performed internationally and was published by the Cambridge Literary Review. She’s also the author of many other plays, including Partial Tempest, The Dee Men, Drummer 41, and The Orchids, which was a finalist for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers.

Greg Purcell

Greg Purcell is the author of The Fundaments (Poor Claudia), The New Music (Agriculture Reader), and, with David W. Pritchard, More Fresh Air (Industrial Lunch). His poetry and science fiction has appeared in Fence, New American Writing, The Brooklyn Rail, Open City, and New Genre. He lives in Chicago. with his partner Ish Klein.

Kathleen Rooney

Greg Purcell is the author of The Fundaments (Poor Claudia), The New Music (Agriculture Reader), and, with David W. Pritchard, More Fresh Air (Industrial Lunch). His poetry and science fiction has appeared in Fence, New American Writing, The Brooklyn Rail, Open City, and New Genre. He lives in Chicago. with his partner Ish Klein.

Bethany Schultz Hurst

Bethany Schultz Hurst is the author of Miss Lost Nation, winner of the Anhinga Poetry Prize and finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Her work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2015 and in journals such as Ecotone, The Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Narrative, and Ploughshares. A recent recipient of a literary arts fellowship through the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she is an associate professor at Idaho State University.

Martin Seay

Martin Seay’s fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in a variety of publications. He holds undergraduate degrees from Trinity University and an MFA in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina; he was also a 2005–2006 fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He works for the Village of Wheeling, Illinois, where until recently he served as executive secretary. Originally from Texas, he lives in Chicago with his spouse, the writer Kathleen Rooney.