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UCA MFA Graduate Reading, Sponsored by Oxford American


TUESDAY, APR. 23, 2019 | REINVENTED VINTAGE [1222 South Main Street, Little Rock]

7:00 PM—A free-to-the-public reading presented in collaboration with the University of Central Arkansas. Featuring Cassie Hayes, Gabrielle LawrenceC.F. Lindsey, and Jacqulyn Harper West.

Cassie Hayes is from Waxahachie, Texas. Under her pseudonym, her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Drunk Monkeys, The Ginger Collect, From Sac, The EcoTheo Review, and elsewhere. After receiving her MFA from the Arkansas Writers MFA Program, she will be returning to Texas to pursue a PhD in Media and Communication at Texas Tech University, studying the impact of entertainment media in our networked society. But before that next chapter in her academic journey, she will be spending time with her dachshund Ophelia, watching a lot of movies, and probably making a lot of tacos.

Gabrielle Lawrence is a writer and editor from Southern California. Her writing can be found in Another Chicago Magazine, Rising Phoenix Review, The Squawk Back, Moonchild Magazine, Gravel Magazine, A Gathering Together Journal, Sundog Lit, and others. Follow her on Twitter @gabrielle__l or visit gabrielle-lawrence.com for more info.

C.F. Lindsey is full-time writer and a Head Teacher for the Institute of Reading Development pursuing his MFA in Fiction at the University of Central Arkansas. After shirking a promising law career, C.F. hopped a train before landing on a riverbank where he began writing fiction. His debut novel Old Field Pines’ publication is upcoming through Bowen Press. His works have been featured in Failbetter Magazine, The Wilderness House Literary Review, The Wagon Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, Nebo: A Literary Journal, and other online and print publications. He resides in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains with his wife, Alyssa, and two dogs.

Jacqulyn Harper West is a reluctant memoirist from Fort Smith, Arkansas, completing her MFA thesis about breaking up with her hometown, a process still in progress. Her Pushcart-nominated poems appear in the inaugural issue of the journal OUT / CAST, but she still thinks of herself as a poet of unfinished parts. She is probably reading someone else’s memoir or talking about country music, and can be followed on Twitter @aliminalwhite.


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