Gulf Coast Reading Series this Friday at Brazos

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April 14, 2011 by jrwatson5

What: WITS Writers Laura Eve Engel, Eric Kocher, and Kent Shaw will close the Gulf Coast Reading Series presented by the University of Houston’s English Department and Brazos Bookstore. Rid your tax-day troubles with a nice helping of  literature read by Houston’s finest.

When: Friday, April 15, 2011 at 7PM

Where: Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet

Cost: Free and open to the public

More about the Authors

Laura Eve Engel’s work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Third Coast, Washington Square, Zone 3, Denver Quarterly, Caketrain and elsewhere. She finger-picks a mean guitar. Originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, she returns to her hometown in the summer, where she works as the Head Counselor at the UVa Young Writers Workshop.

Eric Kocher is a third year MFA student at the University of Houston. His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Boston Review, Diagram, H_ngm_n, RATTLE, Third Coast, and Washington Square Review.

Kent Shaw’s first book Calenture was published by University of Tampa Press in 2008. His work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, AGNI, The Journal and elsewhere. He is in his final year of his PhD at the University of Houston and works as a writer for Writers in the Schools.

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