Jessica Treat Launch Party

June 28, 2009
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Robin Beth Schaer is the recipient of fellowships from the Saltonstall Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Barrow Street, and Washington Square, among others, and recordings of her poems are featured on From the Fishouse. She lives in New York City and works at the Academy of American Poets.

Rob Stephenson’s writing has appeared in many journals and anthologies including: Golden Handcuffs Review, Invert(e), Blithe House Quarterly, Entangled Lives, and Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism.  His novel Passes Through debuts in March of 2010, published by Fiction Collective 2.  His novella U will come out later that year from Rebel Satori Press.  He composed the CD /dog/ with Mikael Karlsson, now out from Please Musicworks.  Rob lives in Queens, NY.

Jessica Treat’s third collection of stories, Meat Eaters & Plant Eaters, is just out from BOA Editions.  Long known for her work in the short-short story form, Treat is also the author of A Robber in the House (Coffee House Pr) and Not a Chance (FC2), both story collections. Treat has received artist residency awards from Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy, Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She lives with her son in the Berkshires.