A reading to honor LUMINA staff & writers, past & present
Sunday, March 11, 7pm
Milk & Roses in Greenpoint (1110 Manhattan Ave.)
SETH FRIED, JOEY DE JESUS, MIRA PTACIN,
HEATHER AIMEE O’NEILL, and JUSTIN TAYLOR
MIRA PTACIN was the Editor-in-Chief of LUMINA in 2009, and her essay “Migration” appeared in the 2010 issue. Mira Ptacin is founder and director of Freerange Nonfiction. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Adult Swim, The Morning News, Nerve.com, Epiphany and was recently featured in the collection The Moment (Harper Perennial 2012).
JUSTIN TAYLOR’s short fiction "Aggregate" was featured in the 2011 issue of LUMINA. He is the editor of the acclaimed short fiction anthology The Apocalypse Reader, and is the author of Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His first novel, The Gospel of Anarchy, was released in February 2011.
SETH FRIED’s short story “A Note from the Brewers” will appear in the 2012 issue of LUMINA. Seth Fried’s short stories have appeared in numerous publications, including Tin House, One Story, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, and Vice, and have been antholo- gized in The Better of McSweeney’s, Volume 2 and The Pushcart Prize XXXV: The Best of the Small Presses. His debut short story collection, The Great Frustration, was published in May 2011 by Soft Skull Press.
JOEY DE JESUS’s poem “hunters’ camp at Nxai Pan” was recently selected by Carolyn Forche as the 1st Prize in LUMINA’s 2012 national poetry contest, and will also appear in the forthcoming issue. His poem, “Letters from the Athi-Kapiti Plains, Kenya” appeared in LUMINA vol. X. He is currently completing his MFA in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, where he is also the director of the Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival.
HEATHER AIMEE O’NEILL is the Assistant Director of the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop and teaches creative writing at Hunter College. Her work has been published in several literary journals and her poetry collection, Memory Future, was selected by Carol Muske-Dukes as the winner of the University of Southern California Gold Line press award and published in 2011. Her novel manuscript, Hers to Hold, was recently short-listed for the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. An excerpt from HERS TO HOLD will appear in the 2012 issue of Lumina.