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BCPP: Joanna Penn Cooper & M. Randal O’Wain with Rowan Chand
February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE READING SERIES The newest reading series from Durham’s own Bull City Press. Come ready for engaging poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from established and emerging writers. Readings are free and happen the Second Saturday of each month. This month features: Joanna Penn Cooper & M. Randal O’Wain with Rowan Chand! Poet and essayist Joanna Penn Cooper is the author of The Itinerant Girl’s Guide to Self-Hypnosis (Brooklyn Arts Press), What Is a Domicile (Noctuary Press), and Crown, winner of the Cathlemet Prize from Ravenna Press. Her recent chapbooks are When We Were Fearsome (Ethel Zine Press) and Mud Woman, a collaboration with Rebecca Bratten Weiss (dancing girl press). She is co-founder and editor-at-large of the literary zine Ethel; and teaches online workshops in flash memoir and lyric essay for the journal Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day feature, as well as South Dakota Review, Zócalo Public Square, Vinyl, Poetry International, the tiny, and other journals. She lives in Durham, North Carolina. (photo credit: Lis Tyroler Photography)Randal O’Wain holds an MFA from Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program. He is the author of Meander Belt: family, loss, and coming of age in the working class south (American Lives Series, 2019) and Hallelujah Station and other stories (Autumn House Press, 2020) His essays and short stories have appeared in Oxford American, Guernica, The Pinch, Booth, Hotel Amerika, storySouth, among others. Rowan Chand is a Biology graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA candidate in nonfiction. Their work has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, among other places. Currently they are at work on an essay collection exploring the intersections of non-binary transmasculinity, second-generation immigrant identity, and animal facts.The newest reading series from Durham’s own Bull City Press. Come ready for engaging poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from established and emerging writers. Readings are free and happen the Second Saturday of each month.