Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hearing Voices/Seeing Visions Oct. 15: Anne-Marie Thompson, Lauren Fath, Katherine Koch

Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, for poetry by Anne-Marie Thompson, creative nonfiction by Lauren Fath and paintings by Katherine Koch.


Anne-Marie Thompson teaches at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Her first book, Audiation, won the 2013 Donald Justice Prize. Recent work appears in Birmingham Poetry Review, Southeast Review, Southwest Review, Iron Horse Literary Review and other journals. She holds an MFA in poetry from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of music in piano performance from Texas Christian University.


Lauren Fath is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Missouri, where she holds the Creative Writing Program Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Post Road, First Inkling and the South Loop Review, is forthcoming in poemmemoirstory and has received a Pushcart Prize nomination.


Katherine Koch, a Brooklyn-based visual artist and educator, earned a master's degree in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts. She has shown her paintings extensively in the United States and in Europe, most notably in solo and group exhibitions with the Arlene Bujese Gallery (East Hampton, NY) and the Benton Gallery (Southampton, NY). Her work has been commissioned by the New York State Council on the Arts, and she has won residencies at the Byrdcliffe Artists Colony in Woodstock, NY, and the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, Va. She has worked collaboratively with writers, musicians and theater artists.

Koch has taught visual arts in a wide range of media (including murals, artists’ books, art history studies and community-based projects) to underserved students in New York City schools through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and New York City Ballet and has developed multi-year residencies at schools outside the city. She has also taught studio art and art history at William Paterson University and at Eugene Lang College.

She is currently writing a memoir about growing up surrounded by New York School poets and artists in Greenwich Village in the 1960s.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hearing Voices/Seeing Visions Sept. 24: Steve Schroeder, Jill Orr, Scott McMahon

Hearing Voices/Seeing Visions at Orr Street Studios is back!

This semester we're combining visual arts and literary arts into one big monthly multisensory extravaganza: two readings, one art talk, Q-and-A sessions and, of course, an intermission with wine.

Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, for the first installment of the fall 2013 season of Hearing Voices/Seeing Visions at Orr Street Studios. We'll showcase creative nonfiction by Jill Orr, poetry by Steve Schroeder and photography by Scott McMahon.

Steve Schroeder
Steven D. Schroeder’s second book is The Royal Nonesuch (Spark Wheel Press, 2013), and his first book was Torched Verse Ends. His poetry is available from New England Review, Pleiades, Verse, The Journal, Barrow Street, and Verse Daily. Pieces have also appeared by invitation in city parks, public transportation, and business waiting rooms. He edits the online poetry journal Anti-, serves as co-curator for Observable Readings and works as a Certified Professional Résumé Writer.

Jill Orr
Jill Orr is a writer and stay-at-home mother of two. In her pre-mommy days, she graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in social work -- but wishes she had gotten her PhD in What's For Dinner and How to Get Bubblegum out of the Carpet. Might have served her better. She writes a parenting column for Columbia Home magazine and personal essays on her blog, An Exercise in Narcissism. She is also writes romantic comedy novels that she hopes will one day sell and eliminate the need for her ever to get a real job again.

Scott McMahon

The Letters Project

Scott McMahon earned an MFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and a BFA in photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He recently completed an artist-in-residence program at Border Art Residency in La Union, N.M. His work has been published in Pinhole Photography, Rediscovering a Historic Technique by Eric Renner, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James and the forthcoming book Anthotype – The Darkroom in your Garden by Malin Fabbri. Scott shows his work nationally and internationally and teaches classes and workshops on historic photographic processes. He is currently an assistant professor of art at Columbia College.

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