Nick Gardner holds an MFA in fiction writing from Bowling Green State University. His book of poetry, So Marvelously Far, which tracks his addiction to opioids and the following years of recovery was published by Crisis Chronicles Press. He lives in Mansfield, Ohio.
Couri Johnson is a graduate of the North Eastern Ohio Master of Fine Arts, currently attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for a Ph.D. in Creative Writing. She primarily writes fabulistic fiction and works with fairy tale motifs to explore issues between intimacy and identity. Her short story collection, I’ll Tell You a Love Story, is available through Bridge Eight Press.
Join us for a fiction reading, followed by an open mic. Watch on Facebook Live or register for the Zoom room here: https://tinyurl.com/uen8vumj
Nicole Burdge is a medical scientist and fiction writer whose story, “Lost in Transformation,” was featured in The Masters Review’s New Voices series. She is a graduate of the Northeast Ohio MFA program, a lifelong reader and writer who has a hard drive full of unpublished projects. She lives with her husband and dog in Akron, where she is writing a novel that she is confident will finally land her a book deal.
Michael Credico is the author of Heartland Calamitous (Autumn House Press) which was longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection and The 2021 Story Prize. His fiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Hobart, New Ohio Review, NOÖ Journal, Puerto del Sol, Quarterly West, and others. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio. His website is www.michaelcredico.com.
Are you a reader, writer, editor, publisher, or educator of the literary arts? We hope you will join us for the 5th annual Fall Literary
Are you a reader, writer, editor, publisher, or educator of the literary arts? We hope you will join us for the 5th annual Fall Literary Festival in Youngstown, Ohio, October 7-9.
This year’s conference theme is “Our Shared Story” and we are thrilled to host visiting writers Ross Gay (poet & essayist, Indiana University), Jan Beatty (poet & memoirist, Chatham University), Matt Forrest Esenwine (children’s author, New Hampshire), Bonnie Proudfoot (novelist & poet, Hocking College), & Mike Geither (Cleveland State University).
Seventy-three presenters from throughout the U.S. will present on many aspects of reading, understanding, writing, editing and publishing creative works. Please visit the Fall Literary Festival page as we continue to add details and information. The conference is an affordable $45, with deep discounts for contingent faculty and graduate students, and need-based sponsorships available. Undergraduate and high school student registration is free.
Hope to see you there! This event is made possible with major funding from the Centofanti Foundation.