September 21, 2012
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Stephanie Dickinson was raised on an Iowa farm and now lives in New York City. Her novel Half Girl and novella Lust Series are published by Spuyten Duyvil. Other works include Corn Goddess and Road of Five Churches. Her stories have been reprinted in Best American Non-required Reading and New Stories from the South (Best of 2008 and 2009). She won New Delta Review’s 2011 Matt Clark Fiction prize judged by Susan Straight. She is an associate editor at Mudfish, and with Rob Cook edits Skidrow Penthouse.

Jen Knox is the author of To Begin Again, winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book award in short fiction and the 2011 Readers Favorite award in women’s fiction. Her short story, “Types of Circus”, was recently chosen for Wigleaf’s 2012 Top 50 list. Jen’s essays and short fiction can be read in Annalemma, Bluestem, Gargoyle, Narrative, Short Story America, Thrush, Superstition Review, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches in San Antonio and is currently at work on a novel. Jen’s website is here:

JP Reese earned an MFA from The University of Memphis.  Her poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, book reviews, and writer interviews have been published or are forthcoming in many online and print journals such as Metazen, Blue Fifth Review, A Baker’s Dozen: Thirteen Extraordinary Things, and The Pinch.  Reese is a poetry editor for THIS Literary Magazine,, and Associate Poetry Editor for Connotation Press: An Online Artifact,  Reese’s poetry chapbook Final Notes was published by Naked Mannekin Press in spring, 2012.  Reese’s flash fiction has won the Patricia McFarland Memorial Prize and her poetry won The Graduate School Creative Writing Award from The University of Memphis.  Her published work can be read at Entropy: A Measure of Uncertainty,

Roberto Carlos Garcia’s work has appeared in Connotation Press- An Online Artifact, Adanna Literary Journal , Istanbul Literary Review, Poets & Artists Magazine, Metazen, Atticus Review, and The New Gnus Literary Review.  His fiction is included in the anthology “The Lost Children”, a book of 30 short stories to benefit children’s charities PROTECT and Children 1st U.K.  HIs chapbook, “Amores Gitanos (gypsy loves)” is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press.  Roberto is a member of the online writer’s community Fictionaut.  A native New Yorker, he now lives and works in New Jersey where he is pursuing an MFA in Poetry and Poetry Translation at Drew University.  You can follow Roberto Carlos Garcia on Twitter at @thespokenmind and on Tumblr at