Unmissable Event August 14th

August 17, 2009

We hope you joined us for superb performances and post-event conversation at Monsoon Voices on August 14th. Kudos to our five stellar writers who made the night complete:

Gary Bowers | Poetry
Sharon Flanagan-Hyde | Memoir
David Chorlton | Poetry
Carol Test | Fiction
Susan Vespoli | Poetry

at Unlimited Coffee – 7:30pm
Phoenix, Arizona 

Gary Bowers is an artist, potter, published poet, humorist, 4-time marathoner (those days are probably gone forever), avid reader, overeater, lapsed vegetarian, substitute teacher, Freethinker, writer, numbers cruncher, whaddayasayer and crossword puzzle/word search constructor. He’s a former newsletter editor, former administrative vice president and former lithographer. He’s an insomniac. An Arizonan. An unpaid critic for Four Word Film Review with 394 accepted reviews to date. A performance artist billed as Multimedia Poet, and the Master of Ceremonies for poetry events at Bards Books. onewithclay [at] hotmail.com.

Sharon Flanagan-Hyde writes fiction and memoir. She grew up in Massachusetts and has lived in Phoenix for 20 years. Her passions include collecting sea glass, bookmarks from independent bookstores, and writing stories about her ancestors.  http://www.flanagan-hyde.com.

Living in Arizona and travelling to Costa Rica has made David Chorlton into an advocate for animals and their territory. Reading Edward Abbey has encouraged him. Consequently, the wild has made its way into his chapbooks: Waiting for the Quetzal from March Street Press, and The Porous Desert from FutureCycle. This year he won the Slipstream Chapbook Award for From the Age of Miracles. rdchorlton [at] netzero.com. http://www.davidchorlton.mysite.com.

Carol Test received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona in 2005. Her fiction has appeared in Red Rock Review, Swink, Night Train, The Normal School, and Other Voices, among others. She is a 2006 recipient of an Arizona Commission on the Arts Award and a 2008 Pushcart Prize nominee. When she’s not writing, she enjoys highlighting her hair, travel that includes mild but not life-threatening dysentery, and being more neurotic than 70% of the general populace. She really wants you to sign up for her Novel Writing Workshop on Wednesday nights at Phoenix College. There will be punch and pie. caroltest [at] gmail.com.

Susan Vespoli describes herself as a former responsible citizen—a wife, teacher, small business owner— who gave it all up to move to a shack in the forest to attend poetry school. susan_vespoli [at] yahoo.com.

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