2016/2017 Lineup

September 2016

Amanda Page


Amanda Page teaches writing and humanities courses to nursing students at a single purpose institution. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, and holds a Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Writing & Women’s History from Ohio University. She writes about personal finance, student loan debt, higher education, and the art of the personal essay for various print and online publications. Learn more about her work at amanda-page.com.

October 2016

Donna Vorreyer


Donna Vorreyer is the author of Every Love Story is an Apocalypse Story (Sundress Publications, 2016) and A House of Many Windows (Sundress Publications, 2013) as well as seven chapbooks, most recently Tinder, Smolder, Bones, and Snow (dancing girl press). She serves as the reviews editor forStirring: A Literary Collection and teaches middle school in the suburbs of Chicago.

November 2016

Nicole M.K. Eiden


Nicole M. K. Eiden is an award-winning poet and filmmaker whose work captures the simple challenges and beauty of ordinary life. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she has made New Orleans her home for the last seventeen years. Nicole holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in film from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Communications degree in video production from Ohio University.

Nicole’s films have screened at numerous film festivals and have won a variety of awards, including the CINE Golden Eagle Award. Her poem, “Mortgage,” from her debut book, I Am One of You, won 3rd place in the Women’s National Book Association 2016 Writing Contest. Additionally, Nicole co-owns Windowsill Pies, a Southern-style pie and tart company in New Orleans, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.

December 2016

C.W. Everett

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C.W. Everett has published three chapbooks of poetry: Mothers, Daughters, Dreams (Bottom Dog Press); As Good As It Gets Sometimes (Pudding House Publications); and What Keeps Me Awake (NightBallet Press ). Her poems, stories, essays and reviews have been published in numerous books and magazines, and several have won awards. She is frequently invited to read her work in a variety of settings.
Everett helped coordinate the long-running Columbus Poetry Forum and organizes many poetry events: such as Poets Against War readings. poetry to raise funds for victims of natural disasters, poetry readings at arts festivals and political rallies. She also volunteers for  writing programs in schools and other institutions.
Everett’s editing credits include several books: Ohio Women: Poems, Cap City Poets, The Pudding House Gang, and numerous anthologies .
Everett publishes Pudding Magazine, a biannual (mostly) poetry journal. She also helps organize ComFest, one of the largest festivals in central Ohio, and coordinates events for non-profit organizations.
Things she enjoys: traveling, movies, music, cooking (and eating), friends, good Vodka, walking long beaches,  grandchildren–a very full and interesting life.

January 2017

Michael Prihoda


Michael Prihoda writes and teaches 8th grade English in the Midwest. He is the founding/managing editor of After the Pause, an experimental literary journal. His publications can be found in journals around the digital/physical sphere and his published collections most recently include The Same That Happened Yesterday (Weasel Press, 2016) and Threat (Sein Und Werden Books, 2016).

February 2017

Karen Craigo


Karen Craigo is the author of the poetry collection No More Milk (Sundress, 2016) and the forthcoming collection Passing Through Humansville (ELJ, 2017). She maintains Better View of the Moon, a daily blog on writing, editing, and creativity, and she teaches writing in Springfield, Missouri. She is the nonfiction editor and former editor-in-chief of Mid-American Review, the reviews editor of SmokeLong Quarterly, an editor of Gingko Tree Review, and the managing editor of ELJ Publications.

March 2017

Aubrey Hirsch


Aubrey Hirsch is the author of a short story collection, WHY WE NEVER TALK ABOUT SUGAR, and a chapbook, THIS WILL BE HIS LEGACY. Her work has appeared widely in journals like American Short Fiction, The Los Angeles Review, Hobart, Third Coast and The New York Times. She currently teaches in the creative writing program at Oberlin College.

April 2017

Robert Vaughan


Robert Vaughan teaches workshops in hybrid writing, poetry, fiction, and hike/ write. He has facilitated these at locations like Alverno College, UWM, Fox Valley Technical School, JMWW (online), Red Oak Writing, The Clearing and Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos. He leads writing roundtables in Milwaukee, WI. He was a finalist for the Gertrude Stein Award for Fiction twice (2013, 2014). His short fiction, ‘A Box’ was selected for Best Small Fictions 2016 (Queen’s Ferry Press). Vaughan is the author of four books: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press, 2012); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps, 2013); Addicts & Basements (CCM, 2014). His newest, RIFT, is a flash fiction collection co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press, 2015). He blogs at www.robert-vaughan.com.

May 2017

Kristin LaTour


Kristin LaTour is a bubble, a leaf, a small wave in a freshwater lake. She casts spells, bakes pie, folds sheets. Her poems are narrative and lyric. Her drinks are usually strong. She takes her coffee black. Kristin can’t tell you where she lives. She’d have to write it in Cyrillic.

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