The River Styx Reading Series spotlights nationally recognized authors in the new High Low Literary Arts venue at Grand Center. February 17th will feature J. Alan Shapiro, Beth Mead, and Natalie Scenters-Zapico.
Shapiro is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor at UNC. He is the author of three poetry books, an essay collection, the novel Broadway Baby and The Oresteia, a translation.
Mead is the Director of the MFA in Writing Program at Lindenwood University, and she is the editor of The Lindenwood Review. She has won the Jim Haba Poetry Award and was an Honorable Mention in the River Styx MicroFiction Contest. Mead’s first book, Dancing Madly, will be published in 2019.
Scenters-Zapico is a fronteriza from El Paso and Juárez, México. Her first collection, The Verging Cities, won the PENAmerican/Joyce Osterweil Award, GLCA’s New Writers Award, NACCS Foco Book Prize, and Utah Book Award. Lima :: Limón, her second collection, is forthcoming in 2019.