Friday 18 January 2013 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Joseph Scapellato, D’Lynn Barham, and Chris Hutchinson (7pm – 9pm)

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Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/

Gulf Coast is proud to present its 2012-2013 Reading Series, featuring twenty-one 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.

 

ScapellatoJoseph Scapellato was born in the suburbs of Chicago and earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University. His work appears inThe Kenyon Review OnlinePost RoadUnsaidArtifice, Harper Perennial’s anthology Forty Stories, and other places. Joseph is Blog Editor at The Collagist.

 

 

 

BarhamD’Lynn Barham is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Houston and a fiction editor at Gulf Coast. A native of Louisiana, she lives in Houston with her three kids. She has a passionate love of reading that ranges from the Homeric classics to contemporary fiction. She teaches creative writing with WITS and tutors at HCC. When she is not tending to her family and graduate studies, D’Lynn likes to revisit her favorite classic films starring Katharine Hepburn.

 

 

PostChris Hutchinson was born in Montreal, grew up in Vancouver, and has since pursued various livelihoods and made his home in such places as Toronto, Dawson City, Edmonton, Kelowna, and New York City. In 2009 he earned his MFA from Arizona State University. During his studies he was the International Poetry Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review, and he taught creative writing in local elementary schools for ASU’s Young Writers Program. He is the author of three books of poetry, all published in Canada, including his latest, A Brief History of the Short-lived, Nightwood Editions 2012.

Friday 09 November 2012 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Whitney Mower, Elizabeth Lyons, and Eric Howerton (7pm)

 

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/

Gulf Coast is proud to present its 2012-2013 Reading Series, featuring twenty-one 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.

 

Whitney Mower grew up a Mormon in Provo, Utah. Thanks to books, rock and roll, and some phenomenal college professors, she left the church to try and become a writer. Last spring she was awarded the Robert J. Sussman Prize for Fiction through Inprint.

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Lyons holds a BA in English from the College of Charleston and an MFA in Creative Writing from Purdue University. She has worked with various non-profits, including South Carolina Young Playwrights, Center for Talented Youth, Communities in Schools and Writers in the Schools. She is currently a third-year in the University of Houston’s PhD in Creative Writing in poetry, where she serves as a nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast

 

 

 

Eric Howerton is a 4th year PhD in Fiction at the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program, as well as a Gulf Coast fiction editor. Since moving to Houston he has been a restaurant reviewer forSpoon and Barstool Magazine, the frontman for a heavy metal band, the victim of a ham burglary, and last month he successfully completed two of his three comprehensive exams. He is also an avid cook and griller.

Friday 12 October 2012 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Henk Rossouw, Justin Chrestman, and Patrick Clement James (7pm)

 

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/

Gulf Coast is proud to present its 2012-2013 Reading Series, featuring twenty-one 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.

 

 

A poet, Henk Rossouw grew up in Cape Town. His writing has appeared in The Boston Review, Transom, The Massachusetts Review, Tin House, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Threepenny Review. In 2009 he gave a reading in Times Square as one of the winners of the Poetry Society of America’s Bright Lights Big Verse contest. He graduated in 2011 from the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

 

 

Justin Chrestman was raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He received an MFA from New Mexico State University.

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Clement James, an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Houston, writes and lives in Houston, TX.

Friday 07 September 2012 – Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring Adam Peterson, Rhianna Brandt, and Will Donnelly (7pm)

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/

Gulf Coast is proud to present its 2012-2013 Reading Series, featuring twenty-one 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.

 

Adam Peterson is the co-editor of The Cupboard, and the author of The Flasher and My Untimely Death. His fiction can be found in Indiana Review, The Normal School, The Southern Review, and elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

 

Rhianna Brandt studied creative writing at Salem College in North Carolina and is now an MFA student at the University of Houston, where she teaches first-year composition and creative writing. Her work has appeared in Owl Eye Review.

 

 

 

 

Will Donnelly is a PhD candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston. He was the inaugural Online Editor for Gulf Coast, and his fiction has appeared previously or is forthcoming in Fiction Southeast, The Clockhouse Review, The Potomac Review, Hobart Pulp, and elsewhere.