Join us for a fun time in celebration of the new The Great Gatsby Anthology from Silver Birch press as local writers, teachers, and poets bring the classic tale to life once more.
Attendees are encouraged to to dress in '20s fashion for the evening.
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
Sam Cha received his MFA from UMass Boston in 2013, where he was the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award. His work has appeared (or is forthcoming from) apt, Better, Cleaver, decomP, Memorious, Printer’s Devil Review, and a few other places. Poetry editor at Radius, he lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jean L. Kreiling is the author of the recently published collection The Truth in Dissonance (Kelsay Books, 2014). Her work has appeared widely in print and online journals, including American Arts Quarterly, Angle, The Evansville Review, Measure, and Mezzo Cammin, as well as in several anthologies. She is a past winner of the String Poet Prize and the Able Muse Write Prize, and has been a finalist for the Frost Farm Prize, the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and the Richard Wilbur Poetry Award.
Kathryn Kulpa fell in love with The Great Gatsby in ninth grade and proceeded to read everything by Fitzgerald she could find. She is the author of the award-winning short story collection Pleasant Drugs (Mid-List Press) and has published fiction in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Monkeybicycle, NANO Fiction, and Smokelong Quarterly. Her short story “Lights Out: Zelda at Highland Hospital,” inspired by Zelda
Fitzgerald, was featured in the anthology Up, Do Flash Fiction by Women Writers. Find her on Twitter @KathrynKulpa or at
Alysson B. Parker is a poet by passion but a high school English teacher by financial necessity. She was a first-prize winner for poetry in The Binnacle (2014) and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. In addition, she has published in Narrative Northeast;
Postcards, Poems and Prose; Northern New England Review; Ophelia Street; Deep South (New Zealand), The Dominion Review, A Room of Her Own, ExPat Lit, and other publications. Former senior editor and review writer for En Pointe Magazine, Alysson has lived in many different countries and a variety of funky situations, but right now she and her family—plus two cats and a mutt who should be paying rent—live just outside of Boston.
Marybeth Rua-Larsen lives on the south coast of Massachusetts and teaches at Bristol Community College. Her poems, essays, flash fiction, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Arts Quarterly, The Raintown Review, Cleaver, Measure, Literary Orphans, and Unsplendid, among others. She won the 2011 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition in Poetry in Galway, Ireland, and her chapbook Nothing In-Between was published by Barefoot Muse Press.