Friday, January 20, 2012

Hearing Voices with Scott Southwick and Greg Brownderville

Join us at Orr Street Studios at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, for readings of fiction by Scott Southwick and poetry by Greg Brownderville.


Greg Alan Brownderville, a native of Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas, is the author of one collection of poems, Gust (Northwestern University Press, 2011). He has received a Porter Fund poetry prize, a Tennessee Williams scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, a Voice-Only Poetry prize from The Missouri Review and the University of Nebraska’s Jane Geske Award, among other accolades. His work is published regularly in periodicals such as Prairie Schooner, the Oxford American and Gravy. He earned an MFA in poetry at the University of Mississippi in 2008, and he currently teaches creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo.


Scott Southwick invented one of the pioneering search engines,, sold it before the dot-com bubble burst, squandered most of the money, and then used the last of it to open Sparky's Ice Cream. Along the way his short fiction has appeared in journals such as Gettysburg Review, Glimmer Train Stories and the current issue of The New England Review.

Orr Street Studios is located at 106 Orr St. in downtown Columbia, Mo. Join us every Tuesday evening during the academic year for literary readings and visual-arts presentations.