Next Friday, January 29th at 5pm PST, Willow Springs Magazine and the Gettysburg Review will host a joint online reading featuring contributors from their upcoming issues. The reading will be a Zoom webinar and is free and open to the public. Anyone with the link can attend. It will also be livestreamed through the EWU MFA Visiting Writers Series YouTube page. There will be an opportunity for guests to ask questions and interact with the readers through Zoom at the end of the event.
The readers from Willow Springs Magazine are Tom McCauley, A.D. Nauman, and Heikki Huotari. The readers from the Gettysburg Review are Julialicia Case, Allison Hutchcraft, and Christine Schott. You can find out more about each of the readers through their bios below:
Tom McCauley is a writer, comedian and musician whose work has appeared in Superstition Review, Leveler and What Rough Beast. His poem “People Are Not Lights” won the 2018 Joseph Langland Prize from the Academy of American Poets. In 2012 he scored Constance Congdon’s play “Tales of the Lost Formicans” for the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and in 2018, he was a writer-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center of Nebraska City. Currently, he works for the nonprofit AIM Institute and teaches contemporary literature at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
A.D. Nauman has published short fiction in TriQuarterly, Necessary Fiction, The Literary Review, Roanoke Review, The Chicago Reader, and many other journals. Her dystopian novel, Scorch, was published in 2001 by Soft Skull/Counterpoint. Nauman is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award, and her work has been produced by Stories on Stage, broadcast on NPR, and nominated for a Pushcart prize. She lives in Chicago with a very pampered tuxedo cat.
Heikki Huotari, in a past century, attended a one-room school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. He’s a retired math professor and has published poems in numerous literary journals, including Crazyhorse, Pleiades, and the American Journal of Poetry, and in three collections. A fourth collection is in press.
Julialicia Case has had work appear in the Gettysburg Review, Blackbird, Crazyhorse, the Pinch, Willow Springs, the Writer’s Chronicle, and other journals. She earned her MA from the University of California, Davis, and her PhD in fiction from the University of Cincinnati. Currently, she teaches creative writing and digital literature at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. You can learn more about her writing and scholarship at www.julialiciacase.com.
Allison Hutchcraft is the author of Swale, published by New Issues Poetry & Prose in October 2020. Her poems have appeared in the Gettysburg Review, Boulevard, Five Points, the Kenyon Review, and the Southern Review, among other journals. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Christine Schott teaches literature and creative writing at Erskine College. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Converse College and a PhD in medieval literature from the University of Virginia. Her memoir “Bone-House” appears in issue 33.1 of the Gettysburg Review and is her first published essay.