The River Styx Reading Series spotlights nationally recognized authors in the new High Low Literary Arts venue at Grand Center. October 21st will feature Francesca Bell and J. Ryan Stradal.
Bell was raised in Washington and Idaho and settled as an adult in California. She co-translated Shatha Abu Hnaish’s book of poems, A Love That Hovers Like a Bedeviling Mosquito (Dar Fadaat, 2017), and Red Hen Press will publish her first collection, Bright Stain, in 2019. She is the events coordinator for the Marin Poetry Center and her poems have appeared in ELLE, New Ohio Review, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and Tar River Poetry.
Stradal’s second novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, will be published by Viking / Pamela Dorman Books in July 2019. His first novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, was published by Viking / Pamela Dorman Books on July 28th, 2015, and reached the New York Times Hardcover Best Seller list at #19 on its third week of release.