A Monthly Reading Series
This month we’re featuring a fantastic collection of readers not to be missed (bios below). And if you haven’t yet been able to attend one of our readings, do what you can to make it this month: Mentobe Café, downtown Farmington, Michigan, starting at 7 PM. We promise you’ll have a blast!
Elizabeth Ellen‘s stories have appeared in numerous online and print journals over the last ten years, including elimae, Quick Fiction, Hobart, Lamination Colony, Mud Luscious, Sleepingfish, kill author, Pindeldyboz, and many others. She is the author of the chapbook Before You She Was a Pit Bull (Future Tense) and her collection of flash fictions, Sixteen Miles Outside of Phoenix, was included in A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: four chapbooks of short short fiction by four women (Rose Metal Press). Fast Machine is a collection of her best work from the last decade. Currently she lives in Ann Arbor where she co-edits Hobart and oversees Hobart’s book division, Short Flight/Long Drive books.
Kyle Minor is the author of In the Devil’s Territory, a collection of short fiction. His stories and essays appear in The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, and Plots with Guns, and in anthologies published by Random House, Houghton Mifflin, and Harper Perennial. He lives in Ohio.
Susanna Piontek was born in Bytom, Poland and immigrated to Germany in 1965. She earned an M.A. at Bochum University, specializing in language pedagogy research, history, and American studies. After working at the University of Saarbrücken for several years, she completed her education as a broadcast editor at a journalism school. While working at a radio station, she started writing short stories and poems. They have been published in book form, anthologies, and magazines in Germany, the U.S., Israel, and Albania. Since 2006 Piontek is living in the United States as a freelance writer. She is a member of the European Authors’ Association “Die Kogge” (“The Cog”, named after the vessels of the Hanseatic League) in Minden, Germany, as well as of SCALG (Society for Contemporary American Literature in German), and of P.E.N. Zentrum deutschprachiger Autoren im Ausland (P.E.N. Center for German-speaking authors in foreign countries).