Friday 21 April 2017 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Chen Chen, Niki Herd, Dan Chu, and Dana Kroos (7-9pm Free)

Gulf Coast Reading Series
(7-9pm Free)

Beer and Literature!
Literature and Beer!
We are excited to once again host the Gulf Coast Reading Series for the 2015-2016 season!


Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Gulf Coast is proud to present its 2016-2017 Reading Series, featuring  readers from the University of Houston’s nationally-acclaimed graduate program in creative writing.  All readings are free and open to the public. They begin at 7 p.m. on Fridays in the upstairs room at Rudyard’s British Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr., Houston, Texas, 77006.


Tonight’s Authors: Chen Chen, Niki Herd, Dan Chu, and Dana Kroos
Chen Chen is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and forthcoming spring 2017 from BOA Editions, Ltd. A Kundiman Fellow, his work has appeared in two chapbooks as well as in publications such as Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Best of the Net, and The Best American Poetry. He is a PhD candidate in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University and lives in Lubbock with his partner, Jeff Gilbert, and their pug dog, Mr. Rupert Giles.
Niki Herd grew up in Cleveland and earned degrees in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and Antioch University. Nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, she is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been supported by the Astraea Foundation and the DC Commission on the Arts, and has appeared in several journals and anthologies including Feminist Formations, North American Review, The Feminist Wire, Split This Rock, and Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky. Her debut collection of poems, The Language of Shedding Skin, was published as part of Main Street Rag’s Editor’s Select Series.
Originally from Brooklyn, Dan Chu is completing his MFA in poetry at the University of Houston. He is a recipient of a Brazos Bookstore/Academy of American Poets Prize and serves as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast.
Dana Kroos grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and received an MFA in fiction writing from New Mexico State University. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Florida Review, Penumbra, The Superstition Review, Minnesota Monthly, and others. She also holds an MA in ceramics from the Purdue University, and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.