Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
7 00 pm
Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize-winning writer and author of Bang: A Novel. Formerly, he was based out of the UNAM in Mexico City where he was a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar. A graduate of Cornell University and a former Picador Guest Professor in Leipzig, Germany, he’s now an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown.
Brittny Ray Crowell, a native of Texarkana, TX, received her BA in English from Spelman College followed by an MA in English from Texas A&M-Texarkana. Her work focuses on the hidden mythologies, dreams, traumas, and sensualities of the black contemporary south. In addition to poetry and creative writing, her interests also include studying the intersections between religion and hip hop. She's currently pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing (Poetry) at the University of Houston.
Madeleine Maillet is a writer, translator, and French Canadian. Her stories have been published in Prism International, THIS Magazine, No Tokens, Joyland, Matrix, and anthologized in The Journey Prize Stories 27 (M & S). She is the Fiction Editor of Cosmonauts Avenue. She holds a BA from the University of Toronto in English Literature and an MA from Concordia University in Montréal in English Literature and Creative Writing. She's currently pursuing her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing (Poetry) at the University of Houston.
Hailing from Blairstown, New Jersey, David Nikityn earned a BA in Communication from Monmouth University, concentrating in radio and television broadcasting. He then studied an eclectic mixture of physics, philosophy, literature and creative writing at Columbia University. He's currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) at the University of Houston.