Northwestern University

Wed 6:00 PM

NU Graduate & Faculty Reading at AWP

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where: 500 E Kennedy Blvd #400, Tampa, FL 33602

Audience: Public

Contact: Lito Lomahan   312.503.4581

Group: School of Professional Studies

Category: Fine Arts


If you’re AWP bound, please join us at The Attic Café on March 7th for a special NU Graduate & Faculty Reading in Tampa, FL. Cash bar. Light snacks. No admission fee. Open to the public. Will feature:

Carrie Muehle is a writer of long-form fiction currently working on a historical novel. She serves as the Managing Editor for TriQuarterly, which allows her to work with and interview some of the most talented writers out there today. She recently completed her MFA in fiction at Northwestern University and the excerpt she'll be reading comes from her thesis project, a novel entitled Beauty for Ashes

Paula Carter is the author of the flash essay collection No Relation. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Salon, TriQuarterly, and Prairie Schooner. She is a company member with the storytelling series 2nd Story and holds an MFA from Indiana University.

Juan Martinez is a fiction writer. He was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has since lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. His work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Ecotone, Glimmer Train, McSweeney's, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, and The Perpetual Engine of Hope: Stories Inspired by Iconic Vegas Photographs. His collection of stories, Best Worst American came out from Small Beer Press in February 2017. He holds a PhD from the University of Nevada and is currently at work on a novel. 

Aram Mrjoian is a contributor at Book Riot and the Chicago Review of Books. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Millions, Kenyon Review online, Joyland, Colorado Review, Gigantic Sequins, Tahoma Literary Review, The Masters Review, and many other publications. He is currently working toward his MFA in creative writing at Northwestern University, where he is the Assistant Managing Editor at TriQuarterly. Find his work at

Simone Muench is the author of six books, including Orange Crush (Sarabande, 2010) and Wolf Centos (Sarabande, 2014). Her most recent, Suture, consists of sonnets written with Dean Rader (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Currently, she is editing They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing (BLP, 2018). In 2014, she was honored with the Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award, as well as being a recipient of fellowships from the NEA, VSC, Artsmith, Illinois Arts Council, and Yaddo. She received her Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and now directs the writing program at Lewis University where she teaches creative writing and film studies. She serves as advisor for Jet Fuel Review and as a poetry editor for Tupelo Quarterly.

Ankur Thakkar is a multimedia artist who served as Vine's last editor. His writing has appeared in Guernica, PANK, and TriQuarterly. He earned an MFA in fiction from Northwestern University and is seeking representation for his first novel.

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