Ryan Shoemaker, Linda Lay and Bart Edelman will read on March 9th at 8pm at Stories Books & Cafe. Judging from current conditions there may be a chill and it may be damp, so bring your woolens.
Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Ryan Shoemaker is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Santa Monica Review, Grist: A Journal for Writers, Hawai’i Review, and Weber: The Contemporary West. Ryan lives in Burbank, California with his wife, Jennifer, and two children, Kieran and Haven. He once shared a plate of bacon with George Saunders in an Athens, Ohio café.
Linda Lay received her B.F.A. in Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute and continued her studies at Otis College of Art and Design, where she received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. Currently she earns a living as a fashion designer, occasional house sitter and as a teacher of art and writing at an alternative private high school. She’s also a regular contributor to a pop-culture blog called FruitFlyLife.com. Her art and short fiction has been featured in the literary magazines: Sprung Formal, The Black Boot and most recently at SlackLust.com.
Bart Edelman is currently a professor of English at Glendale College, where he edits Eclipse, A Literary Journal. His poetry appears frequently in newspapers and journals, as well as in textbooks and anthologies published by City Lights Books, Etruscan Press, Harcourt Brace, McGraw-Hill, Simon & Schuster, Thomson/Heinle, the University of Iowa Press, and Wadsworth. He teaches poetry workshops across the United States and was poet-in-residence at Monroe College of the State University at New York. Collections of his work include Crossing the Hackensack (Prometheus Press, 1993), Under Damaris’ Dress (Lightning Press, 1996), The Alphabet of Love (Red Hen Press, 1999), The Gentle Man (Red Hen Press, 2001), and The Last Mojito (Red Hen Press, 2005). He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and currently resides in Pasadena, California. Red Hen Press published his latest collection of poetry, The Geographer’s Wife, in Spring 2012.