Join us for our first reading of 2021 on Zoom!
We are so excited to start the new year (goodbye, 2020!)
January 11, at 8 P.M. with Nancy Burke, Davon Loeb, Kate Reed Petty, and Abby Sher! Register here!
Nancy Burke’s books include From the Abuelas’ Window, 2006 and If I Could Paint the Moon Black, 2014, both refugee stories. Her short fiction has appeared in Meat for Tea: The Valley Review and Pilgrim: A Journal of Catholic Experience. Two plays Midway Island: 1944 and Make Yourself at Home, were selected as finalists in festivals. She is active in two local writing workshops, Working Title Six, and Finding Our Way Back, for those who find writing to be an element in healing. She resides in Montclair and teaches writing at Montclair State and Kean Universities when not deep into a writing project. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University, Newark (2011). Only the Women are Burning, is her third book.
Davon Loeb is the author of the lyrical memoir The In-Betweens (Everytime Press, 2018). He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers-Camden and a BA in English Education from Montclair State University. Davon is an assistant poetry editor at Bending Genres and a guest prose editor at Apiary Magazine. His work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and one Best of the Net, and is forthcoming and featured in Ploughshares Blog, PANK Magazine, University of Nebraska Press, Barren Magazine, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. Besides writing, Davon is a high school English teacher, husband, and father living in New Jersey. Currently, he is writing a YA novel. His work can be found here: davonloeb.com and on Twitter @LoebDavon.
Kate Reed Petty lives in Baltimore. Her fiction and essays have been published online by Electric Literature, American Short Fiction, Blackbird, Nat. Brut, the Los Angeles Review of Books blog, and Ambit. Her work has been supported by a Rubys Grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a creative residency at Bloedel Reserve; in 2018 she was a writer-in-residence at The Mount (Edith Wharton’s home in Massachusetts).
Abby Sher is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and more. She is the author of Miss You Love You Hate You Bye, All the Ways the World Can End, Breaking Free: True Stories of Girls Who Escaped Modern Slavery, Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn't Stop Praying, and Kissing Snowflakes. One of her essays has recently been optioned by Amazon for the television series, Modern Love. Abby has written and performed for The Second City, Upright Citizen's Brigade, HBO, and NPR. She is a co-producer of the Chucklepatch Comedy Show and she lives in New Jersey with her ridiculously awesome family. Her book Sanctuary, which she co-wrote with the phenomenal activist and author, Paola Mendoza came out in September. www.abby-sher.com.