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Bull City Press: Xhenet Aliu, Timothy O’Keefe & Junious Ward – ONLINE
May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The newest reading series from Bull City Press brings you poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from established and emerging writers for free on the second Saturday each month.
WHEN: Zoom channel opens at 6:30pm, Reading starts at 7pm.
Meeting ID: 892 9554 7059
This month’s featured writers: Xhenet Aliu, Timothy O’Keefe & Junious Ward
Xhenet Aliu’s novel, Brass, was awarded the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year First Novel Prize, is a finalist for biennial Townsend Prize, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, was long-listed for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Book Prize, and was named a best book of the year by numerous outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Simple, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Her debut fiction collection, Domesticated Wild Things, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction. Aliu’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Glimmer Train, Hobart,American Short Fiction, Lenny, LitHub, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere, and she has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation, and a fellowship from the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, among other awards, including a special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and has previously worked as an academic librarian, private investigator, waitress, and secretary.
Timothy O’Keefe is the author of You Are the Phenomenology, winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and The Goodbye Town, winner of the 2010 FIELD Poetry Prize. His poems and lyric essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Best American Essays, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Massachusetts Review, Seneca Review, VOLT, and elsewhere. He teaches writing and literature at High Point University.
Junious Ward is a poet living in Charlotte, North Carolina who has benefited greatly from attending Breadloaf Writers Conference, Callaloo, The Watering Hole and Tin House Winter Workshop. He is also a National Poetry Slam champion and Individual World Poetry Slam champion who has toured nationally. You can find Junious’ poems in Crab Fat Magazine, Lackadaisy Lit Mag and The Poeming Pigeon.