WRITING EVENTS 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 | RUSSELL HOUSE | 6:00 P.M.

Joan Jakobson Visiting Writers

Ocean Vuong and Emily Perez

Ocean Vuong Headshot

Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Vuong also has two chapbooks: No (YesYes, 2013) and Burnings (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2010). A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, Ocean has received honors and awards from Poets House, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, and a Pushcart Prize. 

Emily Perez Headshot

Emily Pérez is the author House of Sugar, House of Stone, the chapbook Backyard Migration Route, and the forthcoming chapbook Made and Unmade. A recipient of grants and scholarships from the Washington State Artist Trust, Jack Straw Writers, Bread Loaf Writers’ Workshop, Summer Literary Seminars, and Inprint, Houston. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Copper Nickel, Fairy Tale Review, Poetry, Diode, Borderlands, and DIAGRAM. She teaches English and Gender Studies in Denver where she lives with her husband and sons.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018 | RUSSELL HOUSE | 6:00 P.M.

Jacob Julien Visiting Writer  

Achy Obejas