Come enjoy a literary afternoon with four Red Hen Press authors who will be reading from their new and soon-to-be published works! Also featuring the performance art and music of MacGillivray!
Mark Rozema has wandered and adventured through much of the States’ terrain. His writing celebrates the ways in which identity is shaped by relationships to landscape, community and family. His essays can be found in various journals, including Flyway, Weber Studies, Isthmus, Under The Sun, Sport Literate, and Superstition Review. His first book, Road Trip, will be released in September 2015 by Red Hen Press. He lives in Shoreline, Washington.
Sean Bernard lives and teaches creative writing in Southern California, where he serves as Fiction Editor for The Los Angeles Review and also edits the journal Prism Review. H fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including Epoch, CutBank, LIT, Glimmer Train, and Sequestrum. His debut collection, Desert sonorous, won the 2014 Juniper Prize, and he’s won grants and other awards from groups including Oregon Literary Arts, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, Poets & Writers, and, in 2012, a literary fellowship from the NEA. Studies in the Hereafter is his first novel (Red Hen Press, 2015)
Tom Janikowski is a Midwestern author specializing in surrealism and symbolism. His flashes and short stories have appeared online and in print on both sides of the Atlantic. He is greatly influenced by Lost Generation authors such as William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, but he also admits long-standing love affairs with the writing of Kurt Vonnegut and John Updike. He recently published his first novel, The Crawford County Sketchbook (Red Hen Press, 2015). He currently writes, mixes cocktails, and makes his living as a priest in Davenport, Iowa, where he lives with his wife, Shelly.
Jacqueline Derner Tchakalian, a poet and visual artist, has lived in five different states and seven cities in California. Trained as a visual artist, she discovered writing poetry later in life, at which time she quit painting for ten years. A past co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets Series and the Los Angeles Poetry Festival, her poems have appeared in Eclipse, So to Speak, California Quarterly, Westward 4, and other publications. She was a finalist in the 2010 Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Poetry Contest and the 2007 Conflux Press Artists Books Contest. Her first book, The Size of Our Bed, will be released in September 2015 by Red Hen Press. She currently lives in Woodland Hills, CA.
MacGillivray is a Scottish writer and artist. Her poetry inhabits a rich artistic universe encompassing performance art, song-writing and the use of visual media such as sculpture and photography. Her poetry has been published in ASLS New Scottish Writing and Magma; her art criticism in Performance Research and several editions of Art Monthly. She has performed alongside writers such as Alan Moore, Don Paterson, Brian Catling and Iain Sinclair. The Last Wolf of Scotland was published in 2013 by Pighog, an imprint of Red Hen Press.