Upcoming and Recent Readings


prose and poetry

Martha Grover
Shayla Lawson
Kevin Maloney

December 9, 2015
3808 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR

Martha Grover's memoir, One More for the People, was published in 2011 by Perfect Day Publishing. She has been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, for ten years. Her forthcoming book, The End of My Career, will come out this spring. She lives in Gresham.

Shayla Lawson is a professional educator, amateur acrobat, and a member of the Affrilachian Poets. Her work has appeared in The Journal, Colorado Review, Winter Tangerine Review, and MiPOesias. She is nonfiction editor of Indiana Review and the 2013 inaugural winner of Sou'Wester's Robbins Award in Poetry. Her work is supported by fellowships provided through the Kentucky Foundation for Women, Indiana University, the Giorgio Cini Foundation, and Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, where she serves as creative writing chair. She lives in Portland.

Kevin Maloney has been at times a TJ Maxx associate, grocery clerk, outdoor school instructor, organic farmer, apprentice electrician, student teacher, and teddy bear salesman. His debut novel Cult of Loretta (Lazy Fascist Press) was published in May 2015; his stories have appeared in Hobart, PANK, Monkeybicycle, and a number of other literary journals. He lives in Portland.


Past Readers

Diana Abu-Jaber
Carl Adamshick
Daniel Alarcón
Jeff Alessandrelli
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
Susan DeFreitas
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
Jamalieh Haley
Chad Harbach
Endi Bogue Hartigan
Ehud Havazelet
Michael Heald

James Hoch
Justin Hocking
Daniel A. Hoyt
Tung-Hui Hu
Apricot Irving
Sara Jaffe
Luis Jaramillo
Brooke Jarvis
Jac Jemc
Chelsey Johnson
Julie Joosten
Karen Karbo
Anna Keesey
Rodney Koeneke
Matthew Korfhage
Laila Lalami
Stephanie Lenox
Chris Leslie-Hynan
Matt Love
Kelly Luce
Jim Lynch
Marie-Elizabeth Mali
Margaret Malone
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
Maxwell Neely-Cohen
Gina Ochsner
A.M. O'Malley
Riley Michael Parker
Benjamin Parzybok
Marian Pierce
Jay Ponteri
Ismet Prcic

Alicia Jo Rabins
Jonathan Raymond
Mary Rechner
Jennifer Richter
Anthony Robinson
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
Elissa Washuta
Don Waters
Lisa Wells
W. Vandoren Wheeler
Emily White
Sam White
Vinnie Wilhelm
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Douglas Wolk
David Wolman
Lidia Yuknavitch
Matt Yurdana
Matthew Zapruder
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