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*FREE* PUBLIC READING BY CATINA BACOTE, NAIMI COSTER & LINA FERREIRA

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Flatiron Writers Room

5 Covington Street

Asheville, NC 28806

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Join us April 28th at 6pm at the Flatiron Writers Room for a free public reading by contributors to the anthology This is the Place: Women Writing About Home, including Catina Bacote, Naima Coster, and Lina Ferreira. This reading follows Catina Bacote’s day-long creative nonfiction workshop “Braiding Private and Public History” at the Flatiron Writers Room, for which you may register separately here:

In This Is the Place, edited by Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters, women explore the concept of home and the ways it makes, breaks, and shapes us. With voices from diverse backgrounds, this collection of thirty essays connects to issues that are at the forefront of our conversations and our culture, such as immigration, gender equality, sexual and family violence, homelessness, the environment, and poverty.

Registration is not required for the reading but your RSVP will help us plan.

About Our Readers:

Catina Bacote is an essayist and memoirist. She contributed an essay to the new anthology This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home that was selected as an editor’s choice for the New York Times Book Review. Her nonfiction has also appeared inthe Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, Tin House, Ploughshares, The Common, The Sun, the Southern California Review, and elsewhere. Her writing has been supported by theAnn Cox Chambers Long-form Journalism Fellowship from MacDowell Colony and the Alice Judson Hayes Social Justice Fellowship from Radgale. She holds a MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and a MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was admitted as a Dean’s Fellow and subsequently served as the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. She teaches creative writing at Warren Wilson College.

Naima Coster is the author of Halsey Street, a story of family, loss, and renewal, set in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Arts & Letters, Catapult, The Rumpus, Aster(ix), A Practical Wedding, Guernica, and has been anthologized in The Best of Kweli and This is the Place: Women Writing About Home. Naima is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the 2017 Cosmonauts Avenue Nonfiction Prize, judged by Roxane Gay. Naima studied creative writing at Yale, Fordham University, and Columbia University, where she earned her MFA. She has taught writing to students in prison, youth programs, and universities. She currently teaches at Wake Forest University and is a Senior Fiction Editor at Kweli. Naima tweets as @zafatista and writes the newsletter, Bloom How Must.

Lina M. Ferreira C.-V. graduated with both a creative nonfiction writing and a literary translation MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the author of “Drown Sever Sing” from Anomalous press and “Don’t Come Back,” from Mad River Books, an imprint of the Ohio State University Press. Her fiction, nonfiction, poetry and translation work has been featured in journals including The Bellingham Review, The Chicago Review, Fourth Genre, Brevity, Poets & Writers and the Sunday Rumpus among others. She won the Best of the Net, the Iron Horse Review’s Discovered Voices Award, has been nominated for multiple Pushcart Prizes and is a Rona Jaffe fellow. She moved from Colombia to China to Columbus to Richmond, Virginia where she works as an assistant professor for the Virginia Commonwealth University.


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