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Paula Carter: NO RELATION Book Launch
February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for the Portland launch of NO RELATION, Paula Carter’s flash memoir collection, new in 2017 from Black Lawrence Press. She’s joined by press-mate, poet KMA Sullivan, Megan Savage, and Alicia Jo Rabins.
Paula Carter is the author of the flash memoir collection No Relation. Her essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, Salon, and Prairie Schooner. Based in Chicago, she is part of the nonfiction storytelling community and a company member with 2nd Story. She has taught writing at Indiana University, University of Kentucky and Concordia University Chicago. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she was the Darrell Burton Fellow in Creative Writing and fiction editor for the Indiana Review.
KMA Sullivan is the author of Necessary Fire, winner of the St Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Forklift, Ohio, The Nervous Breakdown, Gertrude, diode, and elsewhere. Recent essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, and Nailed. She has been awarded residencies in creative nonfiction and poetry at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Summer Literary Seminars, and she is the editor-in-chief of Vinyl Poetry and the publisher at YesYes Books.
Alicia Jo Rabins is a writer, musician, composer, performer and Torah teacher. Her work explores the intersection of ancient wisdom texts with everyday life. Alicia is the author of Divinity School (2015, Copper Canyon Press) and the forthcoming Fruit Geode (2018, Augury Books). She tours internationally as a violinist, singer and performer from her home base in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband and two kids. You can call her Alicia.
Megan Savage lives and writes in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches writing at Portland Community College. Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in Blunderbuss, Spork, Subtropics, and Barn Owl Review. She holds degrees from Bard College, and Indiana University, where she served as Fiction Editor of Indiana Review.