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Chaps & Broads

  • Malvern Books 613 West 29th Street Austin, TX, 78705 United States (map)

Join us for a night of broads reading chap(book)s! Featuring Claire Bowman, Julie Howd, Vanessa Couto Johnson, Bridget Brewer, Stephanie Goehring, and Julie Poole.

Claire Bowman is a poet from Missouri. She earned a BA in English from Truman State University, and an MFA in Poetry from the Michener Center for Writers. Her chapbook, Dear Creatures, was published by Sutra Press in the fall of 2017. Her work can be found in DelugePANKNarrative Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Julie Howd holds an MFA from the University of Texas, Austin. In 2015 she won the Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Creative Arts. Her work can be found in a number of anthologies and journals, including America’s Best Emerging PoetsSixth Finchinter|rupture, and elsewhere.

Vanessa Couto Johnson’s third chapbook, speech rinse, won Slope Editions’ 2016 Chapbook Contest; her second chapbook is rotoscoping collage in Cork City (dancing girl press, 2016); and her first chapbook, Life of Francis, won Gambling the Aisle’s 2014 Chapbook Contest. Pungent dins concentric, her first full-length book, is forthcoming from Tolsun Books later this year.

Bridget Brewer is a writer, artist, performer, and educator based in Austin, TX. She earned her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2016, and currently serves as the Fiction Co-Editor for Nat Brut.  Her work has appeared in FANZINE, Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, The Collagist, Awst Press, and elsewhere. 

Stephanie Goehring is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including This Room Has a Ghost (dancing girl press). A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she works as a bookseller at Malvern Books and a freelance copy editor. She also serves on the advisory council for Conflict of Interest.

Julie Poole received a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the New Writers’ Project at the University of Texas. Currently living in Austin, she is a volunteer reader for Pen-City Writers and a bookseller at Malvern Books.

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