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January 2021

Melinda Moustakis, Hananah Zaheer & Arna Bontemps Hemenway 

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Melinda Moustakis was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and grew up in California. She is the author of Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, winner of the 2010 Flannery O'Connor Award in Short Fiction, the Maurice Prize, and 5 Under 35 selection by the National Book Foundation. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, American Short Fiction, Granta, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. Moustakis is the recipient of the Hodder Fellowship from The…

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February 2021

Felicia Zamora, Peggy Shumaker & Maurya Simon

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Felicia Zamora is the author of six books of poetry including, I Always Carry My Bones, winner of the 2020 Iowa Poetry Prize (2021), Body of Render, winner of the 2018 Benjamin Saltman Award (2020), and Of Form & Gather, winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize (2017). She's received fellowships and residencies from CantoMundo, Ragdale Foundation, PLAYA, Moth Magazine, and Noepe Center at Martha’s Vineyard. Her poems appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review…

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Daniel J. O’Malley, Ashley Wurzbacher & Cary Holladay

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Daniel J. O’Malley grew up in Missouri and currently lives in West Virginia. His fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Granta, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, and other publications. His story “Simon,” initially published in Granta, is a finalist for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award. His story “Bridge,” initially published in Alaska Quarterly Review, was included in 2016’s The Best American Short Stories anthology and broadcast on the NPR program Selected Shorts. O’Malley…

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Chris Martin, Bonnie Nadzam & Maxine Scates

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKST

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Chris Martin is the author of four poetry collections: Things to Do in Hell, The Falling Down Dance, Becoming Weather, and American Music, chosen by C.D. Wright for the Hayden Carruth Award. He has been a writer-in-residence at the Minnesota History Center's Gale Library, a Bartos fellow at United World College, a reader-in-residence at the South Minneapolis Society Library, and the recipient of a 2017 NEA grant for poetry. In 2015, Martin cofounded Unrestricted Interest,…

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March 2021

Jesse Lee Kercheval, Sara Eliza Johnson & Victoria Kelly

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Jesse Lee Kercheval was born in Fontainebleau, France and raised in Washington, DC and Cocoa, Florida. She is a poet, fiction writer, memoirist, and translator. Kercheval is the author of 18 books including America that island off the coast of France, winner of the Dorset Prize in Poetry; Underground Women; Space, winner of the Alex Award from the American Library Association; Brazil, winner of the Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Contest; Cinema Muto, winner of the…

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Lee Conell, Debbie Urbanski & Jerome Charyn

March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Lee Conell is the author of The Party Upstairs, a novel (Penguin Press). She is also the author of the story collection Subcortical, which was awarded The Story Prize Spotlight Award, an Independent Publisher Book Award, and an American Fiction Award. She received a 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as writing fellowships from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vanderbilt…

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April 2021

Sophie Klahr, Victoria Chang & Kimiko Hahn

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Sophie Klahr's poems can be found in Alaska Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, Poetry London, American Poetry Review, AGNI, Blackbird, Ploughshares, Poetry Ireland Review, Foglifter, ZYZZYVA, The Rumpus (Voices on addiction feature), Frontier Poetry, and elsewhere. She is the author of Meet Me Here at Dawn and the chapbook _____ Versus recovery. Klahr is the recipient of fellowships and residencies from The Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary…

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Nicky Beer, Mary Peelen & Alexandra Teague

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Nicky Beer is the author of The Octopus Game and The Diminishing House, both winners of the Colorado Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, The Best American Poetry, Poetry, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Beer’s awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a fellowship and…

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Virginia Konchan, Heather Treseler, Alyse Knorr & Kate Partridge

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT

Watch this event online at https://aqreview.org/aqr-benefit-reading-series/. Virginia Konchan is the author of the poetry collections Any God Will Do and The End of Spectacle; a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift; and three chapbooks, Empire of Dirt, The New Alphabets, and Vox Populi. She is also the coeditor (with Sarah Giragosian) of Marbles on the Floor:  How to Assemble a Book of Poems. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, The New Yorker, Best New Poets, The Believer, The New…

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May 2021

Coda

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AKDT

Coda event details to be announced

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