WITS Writers to Read Tonight at Brazos

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February 11, 2011 by jrwatson5

What: WITS Writers Chuck Carlise and Ryler Dustin will share their work tonight at Brazos Bookstore as part of the Gulf Coast Reading Series, sponsored by the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. This event is free and open to the public.

When: 7PM, February 11

Where: Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnett

About the Writers

Chuck Carlise was born in Canton, Ohio, and has since lived in twelve states and on two continents.  He holds degrees from Wittenberg University and the University of California at Davis, and has been awarded fellowships from the Mitchell Center, Wildacres, Inprint, and the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow.  His poetry and nonfiction appear in Southern Review, Quarterly West, Beloit Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, and others.  He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston, where he is the nonfiction editor of the journal Gulf Coast.  He has taught with WITS for three years.

Ryler Dustin is originally from Bellingham, a small town near Seattle, but has traveled across the U.S. performing poetry and teaching poetry workshops in venues like New York’s Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe and the Berkley Poetry Slam. His collection Head Lead Birdsong was recently published by Write Bloody and has earned him a Pushcart nomination, the Sue C. Boynton Award, and the Bart Baxter Award. He has been a finalist in the Individual World Poetry Slam and is now an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Houston.

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