Join us at Orr Street Studios at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, for readings of poetry by Elizabeth Hatmaker and fiction by J. Bowers.
Elizabeth Hatmaker is the author of Girl in Two Pieces (BlazeVOX 2010), which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times book award. Her poetry is featured in Life As We Show It: Writing on Film (City Lights 2009), ACM, Bird Dog, Epoch, MiPOesias, Mandorla, Mississippi Review, Mirage/Periodical and Projector Magazine. She teaches writing, cultural studies, film and urban education at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She is currently at work on her second collection of poetry The Electric Nostalgia Coffin.
J. Bowers’s short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Portland Review, cream city review, Redivider, The Indiana Review and other nationally circulated journals. She holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Goucher College and an M.A. in the same from Hollins University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) at the University of Missouri, working on a collection of short historical fiction about horses, film, photography, death and obsolescence. In her free time, she likes to think about the hungry ghosts of silent Hollywood while she rides her little yellow pony through the totemic Missouri wilderness.
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.