reading 2: April 20th, 2009

This reading took place in the Cooley Ballroom, ASU Polytechnic Campus.

Briana Conatser

Briana Conatser was born and raised in Winslow, Arizona. Graduating from Winslow High School, Briana was the Valedictorian of the class of 2006. She plans to graduate a semester early with a BA in English-Creative Writing in December of 2009.

Dolmii Dee Remeliik

Dolmii Dee Remeliik is from Palau, a group of small islands in the South Pacific. She is a senior in Creative Writing, and hopefully one day will write and publish children's literature as well.

Kimberly Jakubowski

Kimberly Jakubowski graduated from Highland High School and spent her freshman year at the University of Arizona, then transferred to ASU. She is currently a sophomore, pursuing a double major in English (creative writing) and Psychology with a minor in History.

Melissa Tse

Melissa Tse is a junior in Chinese and English literature. She competes nationally for ASU Forensics and has been a recipient of both the Jules Anatole and Swarthout prize in fiction.

Reading 1: March 16th, 2009

Our first reading of the semester featured writers from the ASU Tempe Creative Writing Faculty. Thanks to our collaboration with the Poly CSA, our menu included: Swiss Chard Boules Stuffed with Chili Pepper Risotto, Roasted Vegetable Dumplings with Dipping Sauce, Local Orange Pico de Gallo with Tortilla Chips, and Lemonade. An article about the reading appeared in the East Valley Tribune.

Cynthia Hogue

Cynthia Hogue has published five collections of poetry: Where the Parallels Cross, The Woman in Red, The Never Wife, Flux, and The Incognito Body. Her poems have been praised for their intelligence, elegant compression, and chiseled syntax.

Peter Turchi

Peter Turchi is the author of Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer; Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie (in collaboration with the artist); The Girls Next Door; Magician; and The Pirate Princ, co-written with Cape Cod treasure hunter Barry Clifford, about Clifford's discovery of the pirate ship Whydah.