Join us to hear the work of Jennifer Garza, Lindsay Wilson and Christopher Coake!
Jennifer Garza-Cuen is a writer and photographer from the Pacific Northwest. She received her MFA in photography and MA in the History of Art and Visual Culture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her BA in comparative literature was completed at the American University in Cairo. During both years of her attendance at RISD, she received the prestigious RISD GS competitive grant. She was also awarded the Daniel Clarke Johnson, the Henry Wolf, and the Patricia Smith Scholarships. Additionally, she has received fellowships to attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Oxbow, Brush Creek, and Hambidge. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and published in contemporary photography journals such as Blink, The Photo Review and Conveyor Magazine.
Christopher Coake is the author of You Came Back (Grand Central Publishing, 2012) as well as the collection of short stories We're In Trouble (Harcourt 2005) which won the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. In addition, Coake was listed among "Granta's Best of Young American Novelists" in 2007. His stories have been published in several literary journals, and anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2004 and The Best American Noir of the Century. A native Hooiser, he received his M.F.A. in fiction from Ohio State University. He and his wife Stephanie Lauer live in Reno where Coake is a professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Lindsay Wilson is an English professor at Truckee Meadows Community College, Lindsay is the co-editor of The Meadow, and serves on the Nevada Writers' Hall of Fame Selection Committee. His first book, No Elegies, won the Querucs Review Press Book Award, and his poetry has appeared in The Bellevue Literary Review, Verse Daily, and The Minnesota Review.