Upcoming and Recent Readings


prose and poems

Justin Hocking
Julie Joosten
Kelly Luce

March 5, 2014
Ristretto Roasters
3808 N Williams Avenue
Portland, OR

Justin Hocking is the author of the memoir The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld (Graywolf 2014) and an avid surfer and skateboarder. He edited Life and Limb: Skateboarders Write from the Deep End, and his work has appeared in The Rumpus, Thrasher, and The Normal School. He is the executive director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center, and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Julie Joosten's first collection of poems, Light Light, was published by BookThug in 2013. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD from Cornell University. Her poems and reviews can be found in Jacket 2, Tarpaulin Sky, The Fiddlehead, and The Malahat Review. She grew up in Marietta, GA and lives in Toronto.

Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object 2014), a collection of stories. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Crazyhorse, Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, The Southern Review, and other magazines. She is a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and fiction editor of Bat City Review.


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Daniel Alarcón
Herman Asarnow
Rick Barot
Sarah Bartlett
Joshua Beckman
John Beer
Joel Bettridge
Tom Bissell
Ryan Boudinot
Arthur Bradford
Brandon Brown
Rebecca Brown
Carrie Brownstein
Suzanne Burns
Matty Byloos
Chelsea Cain
Emily Chenoweth
Alicia Cohen
Kerry Cohen
Paul Collins
Charles D'Ambrosio
Tracy Daugherty
Oliver de la Paz
Dan DeWeese
Patrick deWitt
Matthew Dickman
Monica Drake
Josh Emmons
Peter Fogtdal
Katie Ford
Emily Kendal Frey
James Bernard Frost
Keith Gessen
Dana Goodyear
Michele Glazer
Debra Gwartney
Ehud Havazelet
Chad Harbach

Michael Heald
James Hoch
Daniel A. Hoyt
Tung-Hui Hu
Apricot Irving
Luis Jaramillo
Jac Jemc
Chelsey Johnson
Karen Karbo
Anna Keesey
Rodney Koeneke
Matthew Korfhage
Laila Lalami
Stephanie Lenox
Matt Love
Jim Lynch
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Sarah Mangold
Peyton Marshall
Amy Martin
Michael Martone
Daniel Mason
Frayn Masters
Ben McGrath
Joyelle McSweeney
Lee Montgomery
David J. Morris
Peter Mountford
Karen Munro
Scott Nadelson
Gina Ochsner
Riley Michael Parker
Marian Pierce
Jay Ponteri
Ismet Prcic
Alicia Jo Rabins
Jonathan Raymond
Mary Rechner
Jennifer Richter

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Peter Rock
Robin Romm
Nancy Rommelmann
Kevin Sampsell
Barry Sanders
Marjorie Sandor
Evan P. Schneider
Zachary Schomburg
Matthew Schwartz
Natalie Serber
Keith Scribner
B.T. Shaw
Carter Sickels
Alexis M. Smith
Tom Spanbauer
Gregory Spatz
Coleman Stevenson
Cheryl Strayed
Dao Strom
Mary Szybist
Geronimo Tagatac
Sallie Tisdale
Pauls Toutonghi
Justin Tussing
Suzy Vitello
Don Waters
Lisa Wells
W. Vandoren Wheeler
Emily White
Sam White
Vinnie Wilhelm
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Douglas Wolk
David Wolman
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Matt Yurdana
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