Dire Literary Series 4/1/11 Randall Brown, Peter Brown, David Surette
April 1, 2011
Open mic followed by features Randall Brown, Mad To Live Peter Brown, A Bright Soothing Noise David Surette, The Immaculate Concepcion Mother's Club Timothy Gager, Treating a Sick Animal Randall Brown Peter Brown David Surette
RANDALL BROWN is the author of the award-winning flash fiction collection Mad to Live (Flume Press 2008), a collection that has been recently republished by PS Books in Philadelphia as a Deluxe Edition with “bonus tracks.” ...He directs and teaches at Rosemont College’s MFA in Creative Writing program and holds an MFA from Vermont College and a BA from Tufts University—along with an M.Ed. and a B.S. in Education. Over 300 poems, essays, and short fiction pieces have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous literary journals, including Harpur Palate, Gathering of the Tribes, Redivider, Mississippi Review, Cream City Review, Hunger Mountain, Connecticut Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, The Evansville Review, The Laurel Review, Dalhousie Review, Cairn, upstreet, Clackamas Literary Review, FRiGG, and others. He also writes reviews for The Los Angeles Review. His work has received nominations for the Pushcart, O. Henry, Million Writers, and Best of Web Prizes—and has appeared in various anthologies, both here and abroad, including The Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction. His essay on (very) short fiction appears in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction: Tips from Editors, Teachers, and Writers in the Field (Rose Metal Press 2009). As an editor and lead editor with SmokeLong Quarterly, had the pleasure of reading thousands of flash submissions each year and publishing short shorts by Dan Chaon, Steve Almond, Stuart Dybek, Sherrie Flick, Robert Shapard, Melanie Rae Thon, and many other exceptional writers.
PETER BROWN was born in Houston, raised in Staten Island, and educated in Missoula. He’s lived in Florida, Colorado, Seattle, and Manhattan and now lives in the Boston area. He works as an IT manager for the Harvard University Economics Department. Along with his fiction, he has published translations from Spanish and French and has received support from the PEN America Center and the French Embassy for his work as a translator. The Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded him an artist’s grant in 2006 for his fiction. He also helps edit the journal Salamander.
DAVID SURETTES's new book of poetry is The Immaculate Conception Mothers' Club. He is the author of two other collections: Young Gentlemen's School and Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In. His poems have been published in literary journals such as Peregrine , Off the Coast , and Salamander and appear in the anthologies French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets and Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses. He has been a co-host of Poetribe, a contributing editor at Salamander, an instructor at the Cape Cod Writers' Conference, and a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writing Conference. He has featured at poetry venues across New England such as the Boston Poetry Slam, Tapestry of Voices, and The Poetry Hoot. He lives in South Easton, Massachusetts