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A Night of Nonfiction: Debut CNF Author Readings & Discussions – Summer 2023

August 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

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This is the online version of our ever-popular in-person event! It will feature readings from debut CNF authors, followed by a special guest reading and then a panel discussion, led by Hippocampus Magazine’s interviews editor Lara Lillibridge.

Note: This is ONE OF THREE events we’re hosting the weekend of the 12-13th! Read about all of them here.

The evening will feature:

Alyssa Graybeal (Floppy: Takes of a Genetic Freak of Nature at the End of the World)
Alyssa Graybeal is a writer and cartoonist whose work explores the emotional landscape of chronic illness and disability, which can be funnier than it sounds. Her memoir Floppy: Tales of a Genetic Freak of Nature at the End of the World (2023) won the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, and it is one of the first books about living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome from a patient’s perspective. She works as an editor and writing coach in Astoria, Oregon.
Anne Pinkerton (Were You Close? A Sister’s Quest to Know the Brother She Lost)
Anne Pinkerton’s memoir, Were You Close? A sister’s quest to know the brother she lost, published in April 2023 through Vine Leaves Press. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Modern Loss, “Beautiful Things” at River Teeth Journal, Entropy, Lunch Ticket, among other journals and anthologies. Anne holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Bay Path University and studied poetry as an undergrad at Hampshire College. She grew up in Texas and lives in western Massachusetts.
Anthony J. Mohr (Every Other Weekend: Coming of Age With Two Different Dads)
Anthony J. Mohr served for twenty-six years as a judge on the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. He also sat as a judge pro tem on the California Court of Appeal. In January 2021, Anthony became a fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and is now a senior editor of the Harvard ALI Social Impact Review. His stories and essays have received five Pushcart Prize nominations. He has worked on the staffs of Evening Street Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Hippocampus Magazine, and Under the Sun.
Sean Enfield (Holy American Burnout!)
Sean Enfield is a writer and educator from Dallas, Texas. His debut collection of essays, Holy American Burnout!, is forthcoming from Split/Lip Press in December 2023. His work has been published in Reed Magazine, Hayden’s Ferry, Witness Magazine, Terrain.org, Tahoma Literary Review, and The Rumpus, among others, and he was the 2020 recipient of the Fourth Genre’s Steinberg Memorial Essay Prize. Sean received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he served as the editor-in-chief of Permafrost Magazine. Now, he serves as an assistant nonfiction editor at Terrain.org.
Athena Dixon, special guest reader (The Loneliness Files)
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio, Athena Dixon is a poet, essayist, and editor. She is the author of the forthcoming essay collection The Loneliness Files (Tin House 2023), The Incredible Shrinking Woman (Split/Lip Press 2020) and No God In This Room (Winner of the Intersectional Midwest Chapbook Contest, Argus House Press 2018). Her work also appears in The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books) and Getting to the Truth: The Practice and Craft of Creative Nonfiction (Books by Hippocampus; 2021).

Athena’s work has appeared in various publications both online and in print. She has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and creative nonfiction as well as a Best of the Net nomination for poetry. She is a fellow of Callaloo and V.O.N.A. as well as a Tin House Winter Workshop attendee. Additionally, she has presented at AWP, HippoCamp, and The Muse and the Marketplace among other panels and conferences across the nation. Athena was the Founder of Linden Avenue Literary Journal, which published from 2012-2021. She writes, edits, and resides in Philadelphia.

Learn more about (or purchase!) these titles at our Bookshop affiliate site. (Sean Enfield’s book can be preordered directly from Split/Lip here.

This is ONE OF THREE events we’re hosting the weekend of the 12-13th! Read about all of them here.

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August 12, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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