Get your cones ready for another round of Malvern Books' FREE reading series, I SCREAM SOCIAL, hosted by Malvern's own Annar Veröld & Schandra Madha.
Featuring women-identified writers from the Austin community (and beyond!), this month's I Screamers are Aimée Mackovic, Charlotte Gullick, & Vivé Griffith
And did we mention the free locally crafted ice cream???
~7pm – Ice cream & Open Mic for women-identified & non-binary writers. We want a chance to hear everyone’s wonderful work, so please try to keep readings under 3 minutes.
~The featured reading begins after the open mic and will be followed by even more ice cream.
Can't make it this time around? No worries. I Scream Social is every month 'til the end of time.
More about the our featured guests:
-Aimée Mackovic is a professor and poet currently living in Austin, Texas. Her work has appeared in journals such as Main Street Rag, Gravel, and Shark Reef, among others. She was the featured poet of Issue 9 of UCity Review. Her chapbooks include Potpourri and Dearly Beloved: the Prince poems. Her debut collection, Love Junky, was just released in October 2017. In Love Junky, she explores being female from the lenses of sister, daughter, lover, patient, and friend. Obsessions include traveling, buying books at used book stores, Prince and the color purple, her rescue dog, and Broadway musical soundtracks. Favorite Ice cream: Ben & Jerry's «Americone Dream» by Stephen Colbert
-Charlotte Gullick is a novelist, essayist, editor, educator and Chair of the Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College. She holds a MA in English/Creative Writing from the University of California, Davis and a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her most recent work has appeared in Brevity and The Rumpus. Her current favorite ice cream is chocolate truffle.
-Vivé Griffith's poetry and essays have appeared in The Sun, Oxford American, Gettysburg Review, and at the Blanton Museum. Her op-eds and advocacy pieces have been published in the Washington Post, Texas Tribune, Statesman, and Huffington Post. For nearly a decade she directed Free Minds, a program offering free humanities classes to adults who have faced barriers to college. She is a voice for educational equity, a zealous sharer of poems, and a maker of first-class soups. She's been known to finish off a pint of Ben & Jerry's Phish Food in one sitting, but she'll stop for chocolate ice cream of any variety.
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