a salon-style reading series
Hosted in Hillsborough and Durham, NC, the House Party Reading Series is a chance for writers and readers to hear some of the most exciting voices in contemporary letters… and then have a party. Head chef Ashley Nissler prepares the spread and the Bull City Press gang brings authors from all over the country to read new work. To commemorate the evening, Gabrielle Bates creates original artwork for our broadside series.
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March 23, 2019: Maria Carlos, Kate Daniels & Alan Shapiro
Maria Isabelle Carlos is a Filipina-American poet from Columbia MO. She received her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work has appeared in Salamander, The Collagist, and elsewhere. She is currently a M.F.A. candidate in poetry at Vanderbilt University, and assistant editor of poetry and nonfiction for the Nashville Review.
Kate Daniels was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Educated at the University of Virginia, she later received her MFA from Columbia University. Her most recent collection isThree Syllables Describing Addiction, from Bull City Press. She is the author of four earlier books of poetry, including A Walk in Victoria’s Secret and Four Testimonies. A forthcoming collection, In the Months of My Son’s Recovery, includes most of the poems appearing in this chapbook. A former Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, and a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, Daniels is professor of English at Vanderbilt University where she directs the creative writing program. She also teaches writing at the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and facilitates workshops on writing and recovery in Nashville and other communities. Find her online at http://katedanielspoetryandprose.com/.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Alan Shapiro was educated at Brandeis University. As the author of numerous collections of poetry, Shapiro has explored family, loss, domesticity, and the daily aspects of people’s lives in free verse and traditional poetic forms. He has published over ten books of poetry, most recently Life Pig ;(2016); Reel to Reel (2014), a finalist for the Pulizer Prize; Night of the Republic (2012), a finalist for the National Book Award and the Griffin Prize; and Old War (2008), winner of the Ambassador Book Award.
February 2, 2019: Leila Chatti, Ashley Harris, Anna Maria Hong & Anna Lena Phillips BellNovember 10, 2018: Jenny George(get the broadside), Fred Joiner (get the micro-chapbook), Sarah Rose Nordgren & Anna Rose WelchOctober 6, 2018: Gabrielle Bates (get the broadside), Michael Collier(get the broadside), Sonya Larson, & Dana Levin (get the broadside)
August 4, 2018: Matthew Broaddus, Michael Parker, Julia Ridley Smith, & Hannah VanderHart (get the broadside)
May 18, 2018: Evana Bodiker, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (get the broadside), Stephanie Elizondo Griest, & Janine Joseph (get the broadside)
February 16, 2018: Cameron Awkward-Rich, Sarah Blake, Conor Bracken & Tiana Nobile (get the broadside)
November 18, 2017: Thomas Mira y Lopez, Emilia Phillips & Joy Priest (get the broadside)
September 2, 2017: Gabrielle Calvocoressi, DéLana R.A. Dameron, Tyree Daye & Matthew OlzmannJune 16, 2017: Wilton Barnhardt, Scott Gould & Ross WhiteNovember 11, 2016: Tyree Daye & Noah StetzerMarch 18, 2016: Anders Carlson-Wee