Gulf Coast Reading Series
Beer and Literature!
Literature and Beer!
We are excited to once again host the Gulf Coast Reading Series for the 2015-2016 season!
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
Gulf Coast is proud to present its 2016-2017 Reading Series, featuring readers from the University of Houston’s nationally-acclaimed graduate program in creative writing. All readings are free and open to the public. They begin at 7 p.m. on Fridays in the upstairs room at Rudyard’s British Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr., Houston, Texas, 77006.
Tonight's Authors: Jonathan Moody, Matthew Krajniak, Melanie Brkich, and JP Gritton
Jonathan Moody holds an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a Cave Canem graduate fellow whose poetry has appeared in African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, The Common, Crab Orchard Review, among other publications. Moody, a Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of The Doomy Poems (Six Gallery Press, 2012). His second collection, Olympic Butter Gold, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize. He teaches English at Pearland High School and lives in Fresno, Texas, with his wife and baby boy.
Matthew Krajniak is a first-year PhD candidate in Fiction. He earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of Memphis and is currently at work on his first novel.
Melanie Brkich is a third year MFA candidate in Poetry at the University of Houston and the Online Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast. A proud Chicago native, she has lived in Florida, D.C., and France before coming to Texas. She is currently working on her first book.
JP Gritton teaches English and composition in Houston. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Black Warrior Review, Greensboro Review, Southwest Review, and Santa Monica Review.