Today we are pleased to feature artist Jenny Day as our Authors Talk series contributor. In this short interview, Day talks about her five art pieces from her “Nearly Somewhere” series and “Forgotten Topographies” series featured in Issue 19. Day expands on her own artistic background, influences, goals, and the places and memories that inspired her art pieces.
Jenny Day’s five art pieces appear in Issue 19 of Superstition Review.
We are happy to announce that past contributor Grady Chambers from Issue 21 had his manuscript North American Stadiums chosen as the winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, which has been published by Milkweed Editions! He will also be touring and reading in support of the book. Congratulations Grady!
Grady Chambers book is available for purchase at https://milkweed.org/book/north-american-stadiums
Visit his website: https://gradychambers.com/
We are proud to announce that past contributor Ramona Reeves from Issue 20 has recently won the Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize for fiction sponsored by Jabberwock Review at Mississippi State University! The story will be published in September in Jabberwock Review’s fall issue. Congratulations Ramona!
Please visit her website: https://ramonareeves.com/
Joseph Cassara Workshop and Reading at Changing Hands Bookstore
Date: June 28
Location: Changing Hands Bookstore,
300 W Camelback Rd Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ
PC Rising and Changing Hands Bookstore have teamed up to bring you a free workshop from Joseph Cassara. The workshop runs from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
The topic of Cassara’s workshop is “world building”. Joseph shares his process for researching and building rich, authentic worlds through his prose. This exclusive workshop is available to all PC students, faculty and staff.
After the workshop, stick around to hear Cassara read from his new novel! In addition to Cassara, you will hear readings from two other exciting emerging authors—Tommy Orange and Fatima Farheen Mirza. This reading starts at 7:00 PM.
Joseph’s new book, “The House of Impossible Beauties,” is a gritty and gorgeous debut that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the Harlem ball scene of the 1980s and ’90s. Find out more about the book here. https://www.josephcassara.com/book/
Joseph Cassara was born and raised in New Jersey. He holds degrees from Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He was a 2016-17 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His debut novel, titled The House of Impossible Beauties, was chosen by Barnes & Noble as a Discover Great New Writers selection. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at California State, Fresno.
The Great Storytelling Mashup of 2018
Location: The Newton 300 W Camel Rd, Phoenix Arizona 85013
Local storytelling hosts come together for a night to share a story, a song, and a stage. The Storyline SLAM host, Dan Hoen Hull has collected an all star lineup composed of hosts from THE MOTH: Phoenix StorySLAM at Crescent Ballroom, The Storytellers Project, Bar Flies, Chatterbox, Vinyl Voices, Untidy Secrets Storytelling, and The Whole Story! Each storyteller will share a story and play a music video that inspired the story.
Purchase tickets through the link below for $6 or at the door for $8.
Jessie Balli (Chatterbox)
Rachel Eseoghene Egboro (The Whole Story)
Megan Finnerty (The Storytellers Project)
Elle Murtagh (Vinyl Voices)
Sarah Maria Rainier (Untidy Secrets Storytelling)
Amy Silverman (Bar Flies)
Sarah Ventre (The Moth SLAM)
Joy Young (The Storyline SLAM)
We are proud to announce that past contributor Elizabeth Naranjo from Issue 18 has a new short story! It has been recently published in YA Review Network called “From Autumn to June.” Congratulations Elizabeth!
Check out her short story in the link above and visit her website at http://www.elizabethmarianaranjo.com/
We are happy to announce that past contributor Kirsten Voris from Issue 18 will be a speaker for the 2018 HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers! Voris will be speaking on the “Writing Life after 40” panel. She was also interviewed for HippoCamp’s Conference “speaker preview” blog post series. Congratulations Kirsten!