Wednesday November 06 @ 05:00PM - Wednesday November 27 @ 07:00PM
A FREE WRITE-IN FOR NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH
ANGELA M. BROMMEL
Friday December 13 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM
BOOK RELEASE AND READING WITH ANGELA M. BROMMEL, AUTHOR OF MOJAVE IN JULY, WITH HEATHER LANG AND SAMUEL PICCONE
In Mojave in July Angela Brommel walks a tightrope between desert and neon, the natural and the social, eco science and pop culture, always with a keen observational eye, luscious language, and scintillating imagery. Throughout these brilliant and intelligent poems, Brommel's attention to the senses is exquisite, especially taste, which is often the sense addressed least in poetry. Continually delicious and trenchant, these poems rock!
Angela M. Brommel is a Nevada writer with Iowa roots. Her poetry has been published in The Best American Poetry blog, The North American Review, The Literary Review's (TLR) Share, and many other journals and anthologies. A 2018 Red Rock Canyon Artist in Residence, Angela served as the inaugural poet of the program. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, and an MA in Theatre from the University of Northern Iowa. Mojave in July is her debut full- length poetry collection. Angela is the Executive Director of the Office of Arts & Culture as well as affiliate faculty in Humanities at Nevada State College. You can also find her at The Citron Review as Editor-in-Chief.
THE BELIEVER PRESENTS: CARMEN MARIA MACHADO
Wednesday January 29 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
THE AUTHOR OF HER BODY AND OTHER PARTIES IN CONVERSATION WITH NIELA ORR
Black Mountain Institute and The Writer’s Block are proud to present Carmen Maria Machado, whose debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction. Machado will read from and discuss her genre-bending memoir, In the Dream House—an account of a relationship gone toxic, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms of psychological abuse. Machado will discuss her work with The Believer’s deputy editor, Niela Orr.
Carmen Maria Machado’s essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Believer, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. A 2019 Gugenheim Fellow, Machado is currently the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.
BMI PRESENTS: KRISTEN ARNETT & LISA KO
Thursday February 06 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
AN EVENING WITH 2020 SHEARING FELLOWS KRISTEN ARNETT AND LISA KO
Incoming Black Mountain Institute Fellows Kristen Arnett (Mostly Dead Things) and Lisa Ko (The Leavers) kick off their residencies with an evening of readings and conversation
Kristen Arnett is a queer fiction and essay writer and the author of the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestselling debut novel, Mostly Dead Things. A columnist for Literary Hub, her work has also appeared in North American Review, The Normal School, Gulf Coast, TriQuarterly, Guernica, Electric Literature, McSweeneys, PBS Newshour, Bennington Review, Tin House/The Guardian, Salon, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. Her story collection, Felt in the Jaw was published by Split Lip Press and was awarded the 2017 Coil Book Award.
THE BELIEVER PRESENTS: BRANDON TAYLOR
Monday February 24 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
THE AUTHOR OF REAL LIFE IN CONVERSATION WITH DREW COHEN
Black Mountain Institute and The Writer’s Block are proud to present fiction writer Brandon Taylor, whose debut novel, Real Life, explores intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town. Taylor will discuss his work with Drew Cohen, co-owner of The Writer’s Block.
Brandon Taylor is the associate editor of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Literary Hub. His writing has received fellowships from Lambda Literary and the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop. He currently lives in Iowa City, where he is a student at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in fiction.