R123. Two Mediums in One Artist: Life as a Musician and Author
Thursday, March 8, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Ephraim Scott Sommers is a singer-songwriter and the author of The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire, winner of the 2016 Patricia Bibby First Book Award. He received his PhD from Western Michigan University and is assistant professor of creative writing at Winthrop University.
Brendan Stephens is a PhD student at the University of Houston. His work has appeared in Carolina Quarterly, Black Fox Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. He received an MFA from the University of Central Florida.
Cal Freeman is the author of the poetry collection, Brother of Leaving and Fight Songs. His poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in many journals. He teaches at Oakland University.
Michelle Cruz Gonzales is a perimeno punk and the author of The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band. In the 1990s, MCG played drums and wrote lyrics for the female punk band, Spitboy. She writes, teaches English, and plays guitar in Kamala and the Karnivores.