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Bazaar Writers Salon Reading
June 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
Readings by Aamina Ahmad, Peg Alford Pursell, Michael Shewmaker, and Shelley Wong
Hosted by Peter Kline
Aamina Ahmad grew up in London. She completed her MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. Her full length play, The Dishonored, toured the UK in 2016. Her short fiction has appeared in The Normal School, The Missouri Review, Ecotone and the anthology, And the World Changed.
Peg Alford Pursell is the author of Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow (ELJ Editions, March 2017), a collection of hybrid prose and micro-fictions with praise from Peter Orner, Joan Silber, Antonya Nelson and others. Her stories and poems have appeared in Permafrost, the Los Angeles Review, Forklift Ohio, Joyland Magazine, RHINO, VOLT, and many other journals and anthologies. She is the founder and director of the national reading series Why There Are Words and founder and director of WTAW Press. Visit her at www.pegalfordpursell.com
Michael Shewmaker is the winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and author of Penumbra (Ohio UP, 2017). Born in Texarkana, Texas, he earned an MFA from McNeese State University and a PhD in creative writing from Texas Tech University. His poems have recently appeared in Yale Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Sewanee Review, Poetry Daily, Parnassus, Oxford American, Narrative, and elsewhere. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University.
Shelley Wong is the author of RARE BIRDS, a winner of the 2016 Diode Editions chapbook award. Her poems have recently appeared in Crazyhorse, The Volta, Sixth Finch, and Southern Humanities Review. A Kundiman fellow and a Pushcart Prize recipient, she holds an MFA from Ohio State University and lives in Oakland.