Saturday, December 31, 2011

Featherless #12

It's the first Featherless of 2012, and we have three exciting readers for January.  Ebony Williams, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal and Tim Cummings will present their work at Stories Books & Cafe at 8 pm on Friday, January 13th.

Ebony Williams is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. Her work usually falls on the side of creative non-fiction and isn’t afraid to straddle the line between poetry and prose. Her work tends to explore the experiences of women in the Diaspora as well as the female body as container for memory, for culture, for an ancestral home often impacted by trauma. Ebony attended Wheaton College in Norton, MA for undergrad majoring in Sociology with a minor in English literature with a focus on creative writing. She spent two-years running the Women and Gender Program at Wheaton College’s Marshall Center for Intercultural Learning after graduating. Currently, Ebony is in her final year of pursuing her Master’s of Fine Arts in Writing from the California Institute of the Arts. In addition, Ebony is working on a work of hybrid creative non-fiction, How To Build A Ragdoll, as well as a mixed media visual art instillation and workshop series titled, The Ragdoll Project. Ebony is also on the third book of a Science Fiction trilogy, Grey Society.

Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal is a pop culture rubbernecker and NYC traitor to LA. Her writing has been published in The Collagist, PANK, and Work Magazine, presented at the 2011 &Now Festival of Innovative Writing, and is forthcoming in the inaugural Artists Among Artists collection Faggot Dinosaur. She recently received a Lambda Literary Fellowship and is finishing an MFA in Writing at CalArts.

Tim Cummings was born and raised in New York, and holds a degree in theater and writing from New York University.  He is a passionate storyteller who works in a variety of mediums: writing, visuals, theater, film, music, and dance.  His most recent collection of short fiction, ORPHANS, was released this past summer to critical acclaim.  His most recent stage appearances were in The Walworth Farce at Theatre Banshee, and the ten-year anniversary performances of Anne Nelson’s 9/11 play The Guys at The Flea Theater in New York City.  Tim is an octopus and spider enthusiast and is, in general, a lover of all octolegged creatures. 

Delicious snacks and coffee will be available in the bookstore cafe, so stay and mingle.