THE WAVES: January 28th, 2016

Come out to Antenna (3718 St Claude Ave) at 7pm to hear:

Uriel Quesada, Cassie Pruyn, Engram Wilkinson, Amelia Hess, Anya Leonhard, and perhaps more!

The Waves Reading Series at Antenna Gallery: a new LGBTIQ reading series presenting student voices, local writers, and visiting writers side by side.

Read Engram Wilkinson’s interview with Uriel Quesada here!

Uriel Quesada is the author of seven books of fiction, including El atardecer de los niños (short stories, 1990; Editorial Costa Rica Award and Costa Rica National Book Award 1990), Lejos, tan lejos (short stories, Áncora Award in Literature, 2005), El gato de sí mismo (novel, Costa Rica National Book Award 2006) and Viajero que huye (short stories, 2008). Uriel Quesada got a Masters Degree in Latin American Literature from New Mexico State University, and a PhD from Tulane University. He lives in New Orleans, and is the current director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University.

Cassie Pruyn is a New Orleans writer originally hailing from Portland, Maine. Her poems, reviews, and blog posts can be found in AGNI Online, ENTROPY, The Normal School, 32 Poems, The Los Angeles Review, The Adroit Journal, NolaVie, and others. She is currently working on her first poetry collection, and also on a book-length narrative history of Bayou St. John.

Originally from Birmingham, AL, Engram Wilkinson now lives in New Orleans, where he works as a school counselor at Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School. HIs work has previously appeared in Wag’s Revue, Anomalous and Cobalt Journal; for The Waves, he’ll be reading from his novel-in-progress, The Other Adults Test.

Amelia is a second semester sophomore at Tulane University where she studies English and Digital Media Production and has focus in creative writing. Amelia is the co-editor of poetry for the Tulane Review. She is also involved in Tulane’s creative writing department through her literary events management position with Peter Cooley. Amelia currently works at Lusher Middle and High School as a creative writing intern. Amelia has been published in The Wrens Nest as well as contributed to the Notes of the Margin zine.

Anya Leonhard was born in Melrose Park, IL, but commonly lies about this and says she is from Chicago. She is a fourth-level student in the Certificate of Artistry Creative Writing program at Lusher Charter School. Currently, she is working on her own bio, but in the near future, she will be working on a one-act play based on a personal statement essay and a nonfiction piece about the white alligator at Audubon Zoo. Her favorite poet is Elizabeth Bishop and her favorite fiction writers include Nella Larsen and Yoko Tawada. She would like to thank her cats, Tigger and Mouse Rat, for their support.


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