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.
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 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 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.