Red Hen Press Readings: B.H. James, Goldberry Long, and Andrew Winer, moderated by Nicelle Davis
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
5:15-6:15pm Docents available to discuss the site at the Marion Davies Guest House
Through tales gritty and lush, these four storytellers line up to tell the stories of our lives.
B.H. James lives in Northern California, where he teaches high school English. His work has appeared in various journals, including Foliate Oak, Leaf Garden, and Seahorse Rodeo Folk Review. Parnucklian for Chocolate (Red Hen Press, 2013) is his first novel.
Goldberry Long was born and raised in Taos, New Mexico. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the recipient of the James Michener Fellowship, The Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, and the Hackney award for the first novel. Her novel, Juniper Tree Burning, was published in 2001, and her 2nd novel, The Kingdom of No, will soon be published by Simon and Schuster. She recently won the Innovative Teaching Award at UCR.
Andrew Winer is the author of the novel, The Marriage Artist (Henry Holt & Picador), and also The Color Midnight Made, which was a national bestseller. He is Chair of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. Married to author Charmaine Craig, he is completing a new novel about American religion and politics.
Originally from Utah, Nicelle Davis now resides in Lancaster, California, with her son, J.J. Becoming Judas (Red Hen Press, 2013) is her second book. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Beloit Poetry Journal, The New York Quarterly, PANK, SLAB Magazine, Two Review, and others. She teaches at Antelope Valley College, and is an assistant poetry editor for Connotation Press.
About Red Hen Press
A national presence in independent publishing, Red Hen Press was founded in 1994 by Mark E. Cull and Kate Gale. As a nonprofit literary press that publishes twenty works of poetry, literary fiction, and autobiography each year, they are dedicated to supporting quality writing that is being ignored or overlooked by large or commercial publishers. The Press also donates books to schools, libraries and other institutions, and presents seven reading series in New York and Los Angeles showcasing current and backlist authors. The Red Hen Press is a place for writers’ work to be published and celebrated; a literary family for a diversity of voices that articulate the variety of human experience. Red Hen Press has been in partnership with Beach=Culture since the 2009 opening season. Past Beach House readers include Camille T. Dungy, two-time NAACP Image Award nominee and winner of a 2011 American Book Award for Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), Ilya Kaminsky, recipient of the Whiting Writer’s Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the Dorset Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Fellowship given annually by Poetry magazine, Susan Straight, whose Take One Candle Light a Room (Pantheon, 2010) was named one of the best novels of 2010 by The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Kirkus, and Ron Carlson, recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a National Society of Arts and Letters Literature Award. Red Hen Press.
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