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Hello everyone,

The sun is shining; the weather is sweet. Makes you want to catch Southern Writers on April 14th!!

date: Wednesday April 14th
time: 7:30PM
venue: Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge

Please come out and show much needed sunshiny love to Jan Edwards, Jill Shreve, Leah Winkler, and Mike Soto

Jan Edwards was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana, which is better than West Monroe, Louisiana, because people in Monroe don’t keep horses in their front yards. Jan’s proudest accomplishment as of late is the fact that the two-year-old she babysits for pronounces the word “there” with two syllables, just like Jan does. Jan is a first year poet in New York University’s MFA program.

After growing up in rural south Texas, Jill Noel Shreve moved to Austin where she completed her BA in English at the University of Texas. She then went on to graduate-level study at Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating with a double masters. Currently, she’s working on her MFA in Memoir at Hunter College. Her project for the MFA program, tentatively titled The House on Highway 97, is a memoir, set in rural south-Texas, focused on the way three women (grandmother, mother and daughter) persevered through life events. Jill lives in Westchester County on the Hudson River with her husband Erik, but she daily pines for the mesquites, mockingbirds and sunshine of south Texas.

Leah Winkler was born in Kamkaura, Japan and raised in Kentucky. She is a co/founder of Everywhere Theatre Group and has directed her plays at HERE arts Center, the Ontological Hysteric Theater, The Wings Theater and random venues like boats and bars. She is the APA commissioned writer for the Japanese American National Museum for her essays about being a southern hapa on the East Coast. She will be reading her essay ” On Isolation” from her Discover Nikkei collection.

Mike Soto believes in discussions between trees. He grew up in Dallas overhearing trains on the Santa Fe Railroad, and in a small town in Mexico, overhearing swallows. His chapbook, Beyond The Shadow’s Ink, was published in February by Jeanne Duval Editions. He’ll be reading poems tonight.

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