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David Ebenbach was born and raised in the great city of Philadelphia—home of America’s first library, first art museum, first public school and first zoo, along with David’s very first stories and poems. Since then he’s lived in Ohio, Wisconsin, Philadelphia again, New York, New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio again, picking up some education (formal and extremely not-formal) along the way, and he now lives very happily with his family in Washington, DC. His poetry, fiction and essays have been published in a wide variety of magazines, and in collections of fiction (Between Camelots and Into the Wilderness), poetry (We Were the People Who Moved and Autogeography), and essays (The Artist’s Torah). He’s the Fiction Vice President at Washington Writers’ Publishing House and the blog editor at AGNI Magazine.
Kathy Flann’s fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, The North American Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, New Stories from the South and other publications. A short story collection, Smoky Ordinary, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press. A second collection entitled Get a Grip won the George Garrett Award. For five years, she taught creative writing at the University of Cumbria in England, where she created mini-courses for the BBC’s Get Writing website and served on the board of the National Association of Writers in Education. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, and Le Moulin a Nef in France. She is an associate professor at Goucher College.
Leslie Pietrzyk is the author of two novels, Pears on a Willow Tree and A Year and a Day. This Angel on My Chest, her collection of linked short stories, won the 2015 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in many publications, including Gettysburg Review, The Sun, Shenandoah, River Styx, Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, New England Review, Salon, Washingtonian and the Washington Post Magazine. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Pietrzyk is a member of the core fiction faculty at the Converse low-residency MFA program and teaches in the MA Program in Writing at Johns Hopkins University. Raised in Iowa, she now lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 7:00pm