The House Party Reading Series
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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July 27, 2019: Jonathan Farmer, Jennifer Funk, Lindsay Lusby, & C. T. Salazar
Jonathan Farmer is the author of That Peculiar Affirmative: On the Social Life of Poems and the editor in chief and poetry editor of At Length. His writing has appeared in and on Slate.com, The American Poetry Review, The Academy of American Poets website, The Kenyon Review, LitHub, and PN Review, among others. He lives in Durham, NC, and teaches middle and high school English.
Jennifer Funk is a recovering Californian, but believes she has enough salt to be a proper New Englander (one day). A graduate of Bennington College and the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers, she is currently enrolled in the counseling psychology program at Lesley University (she loves self-transformation…and debt). She has received scholarships from The Frost Place and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and has been a Pushcart Prize nominee. You can find her work at SWWIM, The Boiler, and Four Way Review (some other places, too).
Lindsay Lusby is the author of the poetry collection Catechesis: a postpastoral (The University of Utah Press, June 2019), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize, judged by Kimiko Hahn. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Blackbird Whitetail Redhand (Porkbelly Press, 2018) and Imago (dancing girl press, 2014), and the winner of the 2015 Fairy Tale Review Poetry Contest. Her poems have appeared most recently in The Cincinnati Review, Passages North, The Account, North Dakota Quarterly, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Her visual poems have appeared in Dream Pop Press and Duende. She is the Assistant Director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College, where she serves as assistant editor for the Literary House Press and managing editor for Cherry Tree.
C.T. Salazar is a latinx poet and translator living in Mississippi. His first chapbook, This Might Have Meant Fire, was released by Bull City Press as Inch #39. He’s the editor-in-chief of Dirty Paws Poetry Review, and the 2017 AWP Intro Journals Poetry Winner. His poems have appeared in 32 Poems, Grist, Tampa Review, Noble Gas QTRLY, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Matador Review, and elsewhere. He is a children’s librarian.
May 3, 2019: Sandra Beasley, Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Valencia Robin & Nomi Stone
March 23, 2019: Maria Carlos, Kate Daniels & Alan Shapiro
February 2, 2019: Leila Chatti, Ashley Harris, Anna Maria Hong & Anna Lena Phillips Bell
August 4, 2018: Matthew Broaddus, Michael Parker, Julia Ridley Smith, & Hannah VanderHart (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 Olzmann
June 16, 2017: Wilton Barnhardt, Scott Gould & Ross White
November 11, 2016: Tyree Daye & Noah Stetzer
March 18, 2016: Anders Carlson-Wee