Diverse New Voices: Poetry and Prose

DIVERSE NEW VOICES: Poetry and Prose


In celebration of their new releases, four emerging women poets and writers will read work centered around place and identity. There's no time like the present to hear the voices of all of our artists who make up the amazing tapestry of the arts community.

Join us to hear new works of four authors of prose and/or poetry.



Vanessa Hua, author of DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES and a forthcoming novel from Ballantine, is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, ZYZZYVA, Guernica, LitHub, and elsewhere.

R. O. Kwon’s first novel, HEROICS, is forthcoming from Riverhead. She is a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, and her writing has been published in NOON, VICE, PLOUGHSHARES, THE BELIEVER, and TIN HOUSE. She has received awards from Yaddo, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Ashley M. Jones, author of the debut collection, MAGIC CITY GOSPEL, received an MFA in Poetry from Florida Interational University, where she was a John S. and James L. Knight Scholar. Her work has been featured by the Academy of American Poets, PMSPoemMemoirStory, Prelude, Pluck!  and many other journals and anthologies in print and online. She is an editor of [PANK] Magazine, and she teaches Creative Writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. 

Dara Barnat’s poetry, translations, and essays appear in The Cortland Review, diode, Poet Lore, Ha’aretz, Lilith, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, IN THE ABSENCE, is forthcoming from Turning Point later this year. In 2009 Dara received a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Dara holds a PhD from Tel Aviv University where she is Writing Director in the Department of English and American Studies. darabarnat.com

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Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Deceit and Other Possibilities Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780997199628
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Published: Willow Publishing - September 30th, 2016

The Best Small Fictions 2016 Cover Image
By Stuart Dybek (Guest Editor), Tara L. Masih (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781938466748
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Published: Queen's Ferry Press - September 6th, 2016

Includes a piece by R. O. Kwon


Magic City Gospel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938235269
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Published: Hub City Press - January 1st, 2017

In the Absence Cover Image
$23.75
ISBN: 9781625492074
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Published: Wordtech Communications LLC - October 23rd, 2016