Sunday, February 28, 2010

March 20th Readings: Molly Gaudry, James Iredell, Todd Whaley, and Ashlie Kauffman

Molly Gaudry is the author of the verse novel We Take Me Apart (Mud Luscious, 2009), and the editor of Tell: An Anthology of Expository Narrative (Flatmancrooked, 2010). She is the curator of Walking Man Gallery, the editor of Willows Wept Press and Willows Wept Review, co-founding editor of Twelve Stories, and associate editor for Keyhole Magazine. She contributes to the arts and culture site Big Other and writes reviews for East&West Magazine. Find her online at

Jamie Iredell is the author of Prose. Poems. a Novel. (2009), and The Book of Freaks, which is forthcoming in late 2010. His writing has also appeared in JMWW, The Literary Review, Lamination Colony, and in many other literary magazines. He lives in Atlanta with his wife.

Ashlie Kauffman is a freelance writer and an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Baltimore County. She has a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from New York University and a Master of Arts in fiction from the Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs. Her writing recognitions include a Semi-Finalist nomination for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship for Younger Poets and an Independent Artist Award in fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council. She writes book reviews for jmww and interviews poets for jmwwblog.

A 2008 Finalist for The Flannery O’Connor Award for Fiction, Todd Whaley lives in Baltimore and works for an international architectural firm in Washington, DC. He has stories in a number of journals, including Berkeley Fiction Review, Louisiana Literature, The Baltimore Review, Fourth River, Pisgah Review, Soundings East, Quercus Review, REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, Licking River Review, Compass Rose, and others. He has been honored as a finalist in Glimmer Train Stories and nominated to the Best New American Voices.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Thanks for joining us for the February 20th reading, an evening of fiction and nonfiction.

Meghan Kenny, Ron Tanner, Jane Satterfield, and Kevin Sampsell were our featured readers:

Meghan Kenny began the evening reading from her novel in progress.

Ron Tanner read from his prize-winning chapbook, Wheels, available soon from Gertrude Press.

After the intermission, Jane Satterfield read from her acclaimed memoir, Daughters of Empire, available from Demeter Press.

Finally, Future Tense Press publisher Kevin Sampsell made the trip from Portland to read from his newly released memoir, A Common Pornography, from Harper Perennial.

Join us next month for Molly Gaudry, Jamie Iredell, Ashlie Kauffman, and Todd Whaley!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Season 3, Episode 2, Feb. 20th: Kevin Sampsell, Jane Satterfield, Ron Tanner, Meghan Kenny

Kevin Sampsell has been the publisher of the micro-press, Future Tense Books, since 1990. He has also worked at Powell's Books since 1997, as an events coordinator and the head of the small press section. His writing has appeared in various newspapers, web sites, and literary journals. His books include Creamy Bullets, Portland Noir (as editor), and the new memoir, A Common Pornography. His website is

Jane Satterfield is the author of Daughters of Empire: A Memoir of a Year in Britain and Beyond (Demeter Press, 2009) and two books of poetry: Assignation at Vanishing Point (Elixir, 2003) and Shepherdess with an Automatic (WWPH, 2000). She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature, three Maryland State Arts Council grants in poetry, and the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s Gold Medal for the Essay. She lives in Baltimore with her husband, poet Ned Balbo, and her daughter Catherine, and teaches at Loyola University.

Ron Tanner has published stories widely in such magazines as The Iowa Review, New Letters, and West Branch. His awards for short fiction include a Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society gold medal, a Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, and many others. His collection of stories, A Bed of Nails, won both the G.S. Sharat Chandra award and the Towson Prize for Literature and is now in its second printing. His story “Wheels” won the 2009 Gertrude Press award and has been published as a chapbook. Ron teaches writing at Loyola University in Baltimore. Currently he is writing a book about his time in Micronesia.

Meghan Kenny teaches writing at Towson University and for Gotham Writers’ Workshop online. She was the 2008-2009 Tickner Writing Fellow at the Gilman School in Baltimore and a 2008 Peter Taylor Fellow at The Kenyon Review Writers' Workshop. Her stories have appeared in Sonora Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Iowa Review, Cimarron Review, Bound Off, The Kenyon Review, The Florida Review and has one forthcoming in Pleiades. She won the 2005 Iowa Review Award for fiction and received a Special Mention in the 2007 Pushcart Prize Anthology. She received her B.A. from Kenyon College and her M.F.A. from Boise State University. She is working on her first novel.