Jun
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Reading and Book Signing at Adobe Books, San Francisco CA

Join us for a night with Courtney E. Morgan, Melissa Brooks, and Colter Ruland, and The Thought Erotic sexual culture journal! Featuring a reading and book signing with Morgan, author of The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman, and readings by Ruland and Brooks.

Kirkus Reviews said of The Seven Autopsies"Morgan takes a radical approach to the linked-story collection in her first book, shaping a young woman's life in tales that range from naturalistic to wildly speculative fiction. The stories, often experimental, share in common not so much their plots or structures but recurring motifs: the transformation of humans into birds, an angry mother dying of cancer, the messy details of bodily existence. Morgan’s stories may not be for the squeamish or the easily baffled, but open-minded readers ready for a challenge will delight in discovering the many sides of her mysterious heroine."

The Thought Erotic  journal is dedicated to fostering critical thinking and challenging oppressive ideologies around sexuality,  and to publishing art that expands the definitions of the erotic.

Melissa Brooks is finishing up her MFA in Fiction at the University of San Francisco. She’s the fiction editor of the literary journal Switchback and assistant editor of The Thought Erotic. Her stories have appeared in The Molotov Cocktail, Gravel, and Ginosko.

Colter Ruland recently received his MFA in Fiction at the University of San Francisco where he has also taught. His work has appeared in Persona MagazineDanse MacabreSwitchbackThe Thought Erotic, and Fiction Advocate. He is working on his first novel. 

Courtney E. Morgan is the author of the book, The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman, and editor at The Thought Erotic. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado where she has also taught creative writing. She currently teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, and is working on a novel of literary speculative fiction. 

 

 

 

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Jun
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Morgan & Pafunda Reading: Summer Negotiations, Négociant Winery, San Diego CA

Join us for the first in a new summer reading series at Négociant Winery in North Park, San Diego, hosted by James Meetze & Kelli Anne Noftle. 

This month's reading features Courtney E. Morgan & Danielle Pafunda.

Courtney E. Morgan is the author of The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman (FC2, 2017). She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she has also taught. Morgan is the founder and managing editor of The Thought Erotic sexual culture journal and teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop and The Gathering Place women's shelter. She currently lives in Denver with her son and is working on a literary speculative novel.

Danielle Pafunda's eight books include The Dead Girls Speak in Unison (Bloof Books), Natural History Rape Museum (Bloof Books), and the forthcoming Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart To Groan (Dusie Press Books). She also publishes fiction, nonfiction, and criticism. She taught for a decade at the University of Wyoming and now at UC San Diego, sits on the VIDA: Women in Literary Arts Board of Directors, and lives in the desert with her children.

Négociant Urban North Park Winery and Grinds & Vine Coffee Bar offer a full range of wines, beer on tap, coffee drinks, and food. So, come, drink, and listen to some amazing contemporary writers reading from their new work.

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May
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Leon Reading--Boyer, Colley, Morgan

Leon Reading Series at Leon Art Gallery 1112 E 17th Avenue Denver CO 80218

Join us at Leon for the last reading of the season, where I'll be reading with Sarah Boyer and Ashely Colley. Poetry & Fiction, yay! 

Sarah Boyer is a graduate of the Creative Writing program at the University of Denver. She has one book out, Howard, and a dog named Oyster. 

Ashley Colley is from Ohio. Her poems have appeared most recently in Prelude, Black Warrior Review, New Delta Review, and jubilat. She is a PhD student in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver.

Courtney E. Morgan received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her collection of stories, The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman, was released from FC2 Press in Spring 2017. 

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Mar
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Courtney Morgan + Abby Templeton Reading, Book Launch Party

Join us for a mulitmedia night with readings by Courney Morgan and Abby Templeton-Greene to celebrate the launch of Courtney Morgan's new book, The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman, along with the opening reception for the Month of Photography Show, Shutter Relief: Social Awareness Through the Lens, at Dona Laurita Gallery. 

The night will include readings, a photography exhibition with five artists, film screening, DANCE PARTY with DJ from Conduit, and more! Opening begins at 6 pm, readings and films to start at 7! Did we mention there will be a DANCE PARTY?? See you there!

Dona Laurita Photography and Fine Art, 820 Main Street Louisville CO 80027

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