Tuesday, March 2, 2021

8-10 PM EST
Host: Autumn House Press

Ananda Lima’s work has appeared or is upcoming in The American Poetry Review,, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Jubilat, The Common, and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in fiction from Rutgers University, Newark. Her poetry chapbook, Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019), won the 2018 Vella Chapbook prize. Her fiction chapbook, Tropicália (forthcoming, 2021), won the 2020 Newfound Prose Prize.

Rose McLarney’s collections of poems are Forage and Its Day Being Gone, both from Penguin Poets, as well as The Always Broken Plates of Mountains, published by Four Way Books. She is co-editor of A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, from University of Georgia Press, and the journal Southern Humanities Review. Her work has appeared in publications including Kenyon ReviewThe Southern ReviewNew England Review, Prairie Schooner, Missouri Review, and Oxford American.

Alina Stefanescu was born in Romania and lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her partner and three intense mammals. A finalist for the 2019 Kurt Brown AWP Prize, the 2019 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize, the 2019 Frank McCourt Prize, Alina won the 2019 River Heron Poetry Prize. Her first poetry chapbook, Objects in Vases (Anchor & Plume Press 2016), won the 2016 Award for Poetry Book of the Year from ASPS. Her debut fiction collection, Every Mask I Tried On, won the Brighthorse Prize and was published in May 2018. She serves as Poetry Editor for Pidgeonholes & Randon Sample Review, Book Reviewer for Up the Staircase Quarterly, Board Member for the Alabama Writer’s Cooperative, Co-Director of PEN America’s Birmingham Chapter, and proud board member of Magic City Poetry Festival.

Junious Ward is a poet living in Charlotte, NC, who has attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Callaloo, The Watering Hole, and the Tin House Winter Workshop. He is a National Poetry Slam champion and Individual World Poetry Slam champion who has toured nationally. Junious’s poems have appeared in Four Way ReviewCrab Fat Magazine, and Lackadaisy Literary Magazine.

Brian Broome (CNF)/Coal Hill

Ben Gwin (fiction)/Coal Hill

Erin Batykefer (poetry)/Coal Hill

Cedric Rudolph (poetry)/Coal Hill

(Joy Priest)/FWR

(Ariel Francisco)/FWR

(Matthew Olzman)/FWR

Rose McLarney/INCH

Alina Stefanescu/INCH

Ananda Lima/INCH

Jay Ward/INCH

Michael Simms/VP

Doug Anderson/VP

Laure-Anne Bosselaar/VP

Dawn Potter/VP

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Featured Event: FWB readers Tommye Blount, John Murillo, Cynthia Cruz, Kevin Prufer

Bootleg Reading 8-10 PM EST

Armen Davoudian’s poems and translations from Persian appear in AGNI, Narrative, The Sewanee Review, and elsewhere. His work has been supported by scholarships from Bread Loaf and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. He grew up in Isfahan, Iran and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English at Stanford University. He can be found online at

Siân Griffiths lives in Ogden, Utah, where she directs the graduate program in English at Weber State University. Her work has appeared in The Georgia ReviewCincinnati ReviewAmerican Short Fiction, Ninth Letter, Indiana Review, and The Rumpus, among other publications. Her debut novel, Borrowed Horses (New Rivers Press), was a semi-finalist for the 2014 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Currently, she reads fiction as part of the editorial team at Barrelhouse. For more information, please visit and follow her on twitter @borrowedhorses.

Marlin M. Jenkins was born and raised in Detroit. His poetry has been given homes by Indiana ReviewIowa ReviewWaxwingTriQuarterlyNew Poetry from the Midwest, and Volume 2 of Oxidant Engine‘s BoxSet Series. His fiction has been given homes by The Rumpus and the anthology Forward: 21st Century Flash Fiction. He has worked as a teaching artist with Inside Out Literary Arts teaching poetry to middle schoolers in Detroit Public Schools, and with the Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor’s teen center. He earned his MFA in poetry at the University of Michigan, where he then taught writing and literature and was nominated for the Ben Prize for outstanding teaching of writing. He currently lives in Minnesota.

C.T. Salazar is a latinx poet and translator living in Mississippi. He’s the editor-in-chief of Dirty Paws Poetry Review, and the 2017 AWP Intro Journals Poetry Winner. His poems have appeared in 32 Poems, Grist, Tampa Review, Noble Gas QTRLY, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Matador Review, and elsewhere. He’s an MFA candidate and children’s librarian.

Eric Tran (poetry)/AH

Michael Credico (fiction)/AH

Cherene Sherrard (poetry)/AH

Michael Walsh (poetry)/AH

Jennifer Renee Blevins (CNF)/AH

Armen Davoudian/BCP

Siân Griffiths/BCP

CT Salazar/BCP

Marlin Jenkins/BCP

Jacob Strautmann (poetry)/FWB

Angela Narciso Torres (poetry)/FWB

Reginald Gibbons (poetry)/FWB

Arielle Greenberg (poetry)/FWB

Jonathan Wells (poetry)/FWB

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Featured Event: FWB readers Yona Harvey, C. Dale Young, Arielle Greenberg, Daniel Tobin

Bootleg Reading 8-10 PM EST

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley (poetry)/AH

M. Randal O’ Wain (fiction)/AH

Hadley Moore (fiction)/AH

Lori Wilson (poetry)/AH

John Foy (poetry)/AH

Michael Bazzett/BCP

(K-Ming Chang)/BCP

(Joshua Ngyuen)/BCP

Susan Buttenwieser (fiction)/FWB

Matthew Lippman (poetry)/FWB

John Murillo (poetry)/FWB

Ed Pavlic (poetry)/FWB

Abigail Wender (poetry)/FWB

Friday, March 5, 2021

Featured Event: FWB readers Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, Brian Komei Dempster, Allison Benis White, Sydney Lea

Bootleg Reading 8-10 PM EST

makalani bandele (poetry)/AH

Dennis James Sweeney (poetry)/AH

Katherine Barrett Swett (poetry)/AH

Melissa Wiley (CNF)/AH

Michael X. Wang (fiction)/AH

Tariq Luthun/BCP

Britton Shurley/BCP

Hannah VanderHart/BCP

Andrea Cohen (poetry)/FWB

Yona Harvey (poetry)/FWB

C. Dale Young (poetry)/FWB

Rodney Terich Leonard (poetry)/FWB

Charlie Clark (poetry)/FWB

Jeffrey Harrison (poetry)/FWB

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