The Third Annual West Wind Review/Emergent Forms LOLLAPAGANZA New Writing Festival
7–9pm Friday June 1 and 1–5pm Saturday June 2
Schneider Museum of Art
Southern Oregon University
featuring a mob of writers from nearby and all over, including Bobby Arellano, Allison Cobb, Tim Shaner, Jen Coleman, Craig Wright, Sue Landers, Bill Gholson, Meg Hurtado, Susan Calvillo, Kyle Peets, Sarah Cunningham, Rodney Koeneke, K. Silem Mohammad, Micah Freeman, Ryan Bradley, Zeke Hudson, and Steve Roggenbuck (list subject to sudden modification).
Friday, June 1st
Saturday, June 2nd
Musical performance by Arlo Brooks et al.
Cello Suite in G Minor by Brooke Michelle Robison
K. Silem Mohammad
BIOS (more to come)
Bobby Arellano lives in Talent, Oregon and is faculty director of Emerging Media & Digital Arts at SOU. His groundbreaking hypertext novel Sunshine ’69 was published on the Web in 1996. His novels from Akashic Books include Fast Eddie, King of the Bees; Don Dimaio of La Plata; the 2010 Edgar Award finalist Havana Lunar; and most recently,Curse the Names. He is also co-creator of Dead in Desemboque, a graphic novel by Counterpoint/Soft Skull.
Ryan W. Bradley has fronted a punk band, done construction in the Arctic Circle, managed an independent children’s bookstore, and now splits his time between opening boxes and designing book covers. He is the author of three chapbooks and a story collection, Prize Winners(Artistically Declined Press). His debut novel, Code for Failure, was released in March by Black Coffee Press.
Susan Calvillo is an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. Her poems have recently been published in Compass Rose, Ghost Town,The Davis Poetry Anthology, and Lumina.
Allison Cobb is the author of the books Born Two and Green-Wood, which the New York Times called “a gorgeous, subtle, idiosyncratic gem.” She lives in Portland, Oregon, and received a 2011 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Oregon Arts Commission.
Jen Coleman is a Portland poet by way of NYC, DC, and before that MSP. She is co-curator of the Spare Room reading series in Portland, former co-editor of the literary magazine Pom2, and collaborator in the literary/visual art collective 13 Hats.
Sarah Cunningham has had work published recently in WTF PWM, My Name is Mud, Phantom Limb, and—in collaboration with Jess Rowan—inStolen Island.
Micah Freeman is from Cincinnati and lives in Nashville. His words somewhat recently appeared in A Loss of Attention and Out of Nothing.
Bill Gholson is a professor in Language, Literature, and Philosophy at SOU where he teaches nonfiction and rhetoric. He has written and published academic work on Kurt Vonnegut and pedagogy and has recently begun publishing essays online.
Meg Hurtado works in advertising. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from St. Mary's College of California, where she studied with Brenda Hillman, Graham Foust, and Matthew Zapruder. She now lives in the beating heart of San Francisco. Her work has also appeared in Cannibal, POOL, and The Columbia Poetry Review.
Rodney Koeneke is the author of Musee Mechanique, Rouge State, and a chapbook,Rules for Drinking Forties. He lives in Portland, OR.
Susan Landers is the author of 15: A Poetic Engagement with the Chicago Manual of Style (Least Weasel), Covers (O Books) and 248 mgs., a panic picnic (O Books). She was co-editor of Pom2, with Ethan Fugate, Allison Cobb, and Jen Coleman. Recent poems have appeared in Try and on the blog Elective Affinities. She lives in Brooklyn.
Brooke Michelle Robison is a student in the studio of Dr. Viktor Uzur at the Weber State University School of Music. She has performed in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and elsewhere. She has also raised over $20,000 in donations for charities, and has been honored with many awards for her service work. Brooke graduates this fall with a BA in Music and a Bachelor of Integrated Studies in History, Philosophy and Anthropology.
Steve Roggenbuck is a traveling bard. 666.
Tim Shaner’s work has recently appeared in Colorado Review(forthcoming), The Claudius App, Word for/Word, Jacket, and Shampoo. He curates A New Poetry Series in Eugene, Oregon.
Vincent Craig Wright lives in Ashland where he is the Fiction Writer at Southern Oregon University. He has published one book of stories,Redemption Center (Bear Star Press), and has current work in The Harvard Advocate and Sleet Magazine. His band, Cast of Clowns, will soon release its first recording.