Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hearing Voices with Lania Knight and Elaine Fowler Palencia

Join us at Orr Street Studios at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, for readings of prose by Lania Knight and poetry by Elaine Fowler Palencia.

 Lania Knight's first book, a novella titled Three Cubic Feet, was published by Main Street Rag on August 7, 2012. She has a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, and she currently teaches creative writing at Eastern Illinois University. Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in New Stories from the Midwest, PANK, Jabberwock Review, and Midwestern Gothic.

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Elaine Fowler Palencia is the author of six books of fiction and two poetry chapbooks.Her short story collections, Small Caucasian Woman and Brier Country, were published by the University of Missouri Press. Her poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely anthologized and have received several awards and four Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has appeared in such journals as the American Book Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, South Carolina Review, Big Muddy, Appalachian Heritage, and Library Journal.

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.