Conference/seminar

TriQuarterly Reading at Summer Writers' Conference

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Please join Tri-Quarterly for a special-edition reading at this year's Summer Writers' Conference. We'll enjoy readings and video essays from current and past contributors, including:

Bonnie Nadzam
Paula Carter
A.D. Naumann
Kelley Clink
Angela Jackson
Allain Daigle
Ruben Quesada
Jorge Sanchez

The reading is FREE and open to the public.
Wine will be served.

4:30pm Reception w/light refreshments
5:30pm Reading begins

Bonnie Nadzam has published fiction and essays in Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Orion Magazine, The Iowa Review, Epoch, The Kenyon Review, and many others. Her first novel, Lamb, was recipient of the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize in 2011, and was longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. It has been translated into several languages and made into a film that was released in 2016. Her second novel, Lions, is out now from Grove Press. She is also co-author with Dale Jamieson of Love in the Anthropocene (OR Books, 2015).

Paula Carter is the author of the forthcoming flash essay collection No Relation. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Salon, TriQuarterly, and Prairie Schooner. She is a company member with the storytelling series 2nd Story and holds an MFA from Indiana University.

A.D. Nauman’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Literary Review, Roanoke Review, Knee-Jerk, Other Voices, The Chicago Reader, and many other literary journals. She is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council award for literary fiction and has had work produced by Stories on Stage. Her dystopian novel, Scorch, set in a near-future America governed by three huge corporations, can be found on Amazon and as an e-book. A.D. works as an education professor in Chicago, and lives in Oak Park with a highly pampered tuxedo cat.

Kelley Clink is the author of the memoir A Different Kind of Same. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and literary journals, including Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, Shambhala Sun, Woman's Day, and The Huffington Post. She is the winner of the 2014 Beacon Street Prize in Nonfiction and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives near Chicago with her husband, son and daughter. You can find out more about her at www.kelleyclink.com.

Angela Jackson is the author of numerous books of poetry, plays, and fiction, including Dark Legs and Silk Kisses (TriQuarterly, 1993), which won the Carl Sandburg Award, and It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time (TriQuarterly, 2015), finalist for the PEN Open Book Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her novel Where I Must Go (TriQuarterly, 2009) won the American Book Award. Jackson’s honors include the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. She lives in Chicago

Allain Daigle is a PhD student in Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He researches film history and cinema technologies, especially in relationship to time and memory. His most recent article, "Of Love and Longing: Queer Nostalgia in Carol (2015)," is forthcoming from Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture.

Ruben Quesada’s writing and short films have been featured at The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Southern Humanities Review, Art Institute of Chicago, and The Poetry Foundation. He has served as Essays Editor at The Rumpus, Senior Editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and Content Editor at CantoMundo. Quesada has held fellowships and residencies at Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and CantoMundo. He is invested in the creation of community infrastructure and the promotion of Latino writers at all stages of their career.

Cuban American teacher and poet Jorge Sánchez was born in Hialeah, Florida, and raised in Miami. He earned a BA from Loyola University, an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan, and an MA from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Sánchez teaches at Elgin Academy in Elgin, Illinois, and lives in Chicago with his wife and son.

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