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This installment of the Red Ink series features Katherine Angel, Jo Ann Beard, Dantiel W. Moniz & Jeannine Ouellette, with Michele Filgate.

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Red Ink is a quarterly series curated and hosted by Michele Filgate, and co-sponsored by Literary Hub. Red Ink makes one think of vitality, blood, the monthly cycle, correcting history, and making a mark on the world. This dynamic series focuses on women writers, past and present. The next discussion, “Desire,” will feature Jeannine Ouellette (The Part That Burns), Jo Ann Beard (Festival Days), Katherine Angel (Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again and Dantiel W. Moniz (Milk Blood Heat).

Dantiel W. Moniz is the recipient of the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, the Cecelia Joyce Johnson Emerging Writer Award by the Key West Literary Seminars, and a Tin House Scholarship. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in the Paris Review, Tin House, Ploughshares, the Yale Review, Joyland, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. Milk Blood Heat is her first book. She lives in Northeast Florida.

Jeannine Ouellette is the author of The Part That Burns, a memoir (Split/Lip Press). Her essays and stories have appeared widely in journals such as North American Review, Narrative, Calyx, Masters Review, Writer’s Chronicle, december, and others, and her work has also been included in several recent anthologies such as Ms. Aligned: Women Writing About Men, Nowhere Print Annual, and Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives. She has received fellowships from Millay Colony for the Arts and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and her stories have won many awards in contests such as the Narrative Story Award, Masters Review fiction contest, Calyx’s Margarita Donnelly Award for Prose, december’s Curt Johnson Prose Award, and more. Jeannine lives with her family in Minneapolis near the banks of the Mississippi, where she teaches writing through the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and the University of Minnesota. She is currently working on a novel.

Jo Ann Beard is the author of the groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth, and the novel, In Zanesville. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Best American Essays, and other magazines and anthologies. She has received a Whiting Foundation Award and nonfiction fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

Katherine Angel is the author of Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again (Verso, 2021), Daddy Issues (Peninsula Press, 2019), and Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell (Penguin, FSG, 2012). She directs the MA in Creative and Critical Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, and has a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Michele Filgate is a contributing editor at Literary Hub and the editor of a critically acclaimed anthology based on her Longreads essay, What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About, published by Simon & Schuster. Currently, she is an M.F.A. student at NYU, where she is the recipient of the Stein Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Longreads, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Refinery29, Slice, The Paris Review Daily, Tin House, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Salon, Interview Magazine, Buzzfeed, The Barnes & Noble Review, Poets & Writers, CNN.com, Time Out New York, People, The Daily Beast, O, The Oprah Magazine, Men's Journal, Vulture, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Star Tribune, The Quarterly Conversation, The Brooklyn Rail, and other publications. She teaches creative writing at NYU, The Sackett Street Writers' Workshop, and Catapult.

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