We're proud to host Northwestern University's MA / MFA Program's Spring Semester Graduate & Faculty reading featuring:
Kevin Davis is an award-winning journalist, author and magazine writer based in Chicago. He is the author of three non-fiction books, The Wrong Man, Defending the Damned and The Brain Defense. Davis has also authored eight nonfiction children’s books. He teaches writing at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing and Professional Studies and has volunteered as a writing instructor for mentally ill detainees at the Cook County Jail.
Goldie Goldbloom has been honored with a NEA grant, a Brown Foundation-Dora Maar Fellowship, the AWP Novel Award for her book, The Paperbark Shoe, and many other accolades. Her short fiction is available as a collection, You Lose These, and can be seen in journals such as Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner and TriQuarterly. She teaches writing at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, and is an activist for LGBTQ inclusion in minority communities.
Eric Grawe is a recent graduate of Northwestern University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, and consummate connoisseur of literature, adult beverages, and dad jokes. By day he’s a mild-mannered businessman for a multinational company, by night an award-winning husband and father. He writes fiction of negligible repute somewhere in between.
Amy Hanson received her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Northwestern in December 2016 and also studied at UW-Madison (B.A.) and the University of Warwick in England (M.A.). She teaches International Baccalaureate Literature, as well as Creative Writing, at Case High School in Racine, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and step-daughter.
Simone Muench is the author of six books including Wolf Centos (Sarabande, 2014). Her most recent, Suture, is a book of sonnets written with Dean Rader (Black Lawrence, 2017). Currently, she is editing an anthology of multi-genre collaborative writing (Black Lawrence, 2018). She teaches creative writing and film studies at Lewis University, and serves as chief faculty advisor for Jet Fuel Review and as a poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly.