R175A. Wordpeace and Naugatuck River Review Reading

The Michener Center for Writers Stage, Exhibit Halls 3-4, Henry B. González Convention Center
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


Wordpeace.co will be publishing its fall/winter 2019/20 issue, which contains poetry, prose, and artwork in conversation with current issues. Wordpeace is an online journal dedicated to the promotion of peace and social justice. Naugatuck River Review's 11th annual narrative poetry contest is being judged by Lauren K. Alleyne. Lauren K. Alleyne will be reading, as well as editors Monica Barron, Lisa Taylor, Ciona Rouse, and contest winners and writers from both journals.



Lori Desrosiers' recent poetry books include typing with e.e. cummings and Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak. She teaches poetry in the Lesley University MFA program. A new book, Keeping Planes in the Air, is forthcoming. She is editor of two journals, Naugatuck River Review and Wordpeace.co.

Lauren K. Alleyne is an award-winning poet. She is the author of Difficult Fruit and Honeyfish and has published her work widely. She is assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and associate professor of English at James Madison University.

Lisa C. Taylor, MFA, is the author of two collections of fiction, Impossibly Small Spaces and Growing a New Tail, and four poetry collections, most recently Necessary Silence. She received a Hugo House New Fiction Prize and the Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Lecture at UConn with Geraldine Mills.

Ciona Rouse is the cohost (along with Kendra DeColo) of Re/Verb, a podcast where literature, music, and pop culture collide. Rouse is a poet and the author of the chapbook Vantablack.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center