|Please join us in Seattle as we celebrate ten years of literary publishing online! We will be offering events all evening on Wednesday, February 26th at the Alibi Room, 85 Pike Street, in Seattle.(Find your way to our anniversary party by walking down Pike toward the Public market sign at the dead end. Pike turns to brick and splits- to the right you walk into the farmers’ market, to the left is the secret alley( under the theater sign) which takes you past ghost alley coffee and to Alibi bar! See you soon!)
5-7 p.m. Happy Hour with house DJ Elena Tomorowitz. Come mingle with editors, contributors, and readers!
7 p.m. Reading featuring Nina McConigley, Ed Pavlic, Rachel Richardson, and Ian Stansel
9 p.m. Reading featuring Rick Barot, Tarfia Faizullah, Diana Khoi Nguyen, and Robert Lopez
10 p.m. Dance party with guest DJs including Kevin Young and house DJ Elena Tomorowitz.
Rick Barot has published two collections of poetry with Sarabande Books: The Darker Fall (2002) and Want (2008). His poems have recently appeared in The New Republic, Tin House, and The Threepenny Review. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artist Trust of Washington, and Stanford University, where he was a Wallace Stegner Fellow and a Jones Lecturer in Poetry. He lives in Tacoma, Washington and teaches at Pacific Lutheran University and in the low-residency Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poem in Memorious was selected by Mark Doty for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2012.
Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Seam (Southern Illinois University Press, 2014), winner of the 2012 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry’s First Book Award. A former Fulbright fellow, Faizullah’s honors and awards include an Associated Writers Program Intro Journals Award, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, a Copper Nickel Poetry Prize, a Ploughshares’ Cohen Award, and a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Margaret Bridgman Scholarship in Poetry. A Kundiman fellow, she lives in Washington, DC, where she is an editor for the Asian American Literary Review and Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Series.
Diana Khoi Nguyen’s poems have appeared such places as Poetry, Kenyon Review online, and The Collagist. A recipient of awards from the Key West Literary Seminar and Academy of American Poets, she’s also received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Center for Book Arts.
Robert Lopez is the author of two novels, Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River, and a collection of stories, Asunder. He has taught at The New School, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University and is a 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Fiction.
Nina McConigley‘s debut story collection, Cowboys and East Indians, was released in 2013 by Five Chapters. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, Memorious, Slice Magazine, Asian American Literary Review, Puerto del Sol, and Forklift, Ohio.She was the 2010 recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Award and was a finalist for the 2011 Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.
Ed Pavlic’s recently published his fifth collection of poems, Visiting Hours at the Color Line (Milkweed). He has been awarded the Honickman First Book Prize (judged by Adrienne Rich) and is a National Poetry Series award winner, in addition to receiving fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard College.
Rachel Richardson is the author of Copperhead (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series). Richardson’s honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Hopwood Award, and five Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes. She teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and lives in Greensboro.
Ian Stansel‘s debut story collection, Everybody’s Irish, was also released by Five Chapters in Fall 2013.His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Ploughshares,Ecotone, Cincinnati Review, Memorious, Antioch Review, Sycamore Review, and others. His stories have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 and 2013 editions of the New Stories of the Midwest anthology series and shortlisted for Best American Short Stories. He is one of the new fiction editors at Memorious, having been introduced to us as one of our contributors with his title story.
For original poetry, fiction, art, interviews, and art song, please visit our magazine at www.memorious.org.