Maple Street Book Shop hosts Elizabeth Gross, Anya Groner, and Carlus Henderson

The Maple Street Book Shop will host Elizabeth Gross, Anya Groner, and Carlus Henderson at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, at the Maple Street Book Shop (7529 Maple Street).

Copies of Gross’s new chapbook, DEAR ESCAPE ARTIST, will be available for sale along with copies of Sara White’s beautiful art book edition of So Our Ghosts Can Find Us by Anya Groner.

Elizabeth Gross is a poet/translator/teacher/baker in New Orleans. Her chapbook Dear Escape Artist was recently published by Antenna/Room 220. More poems have recently appeared in Okey-Panky, White Stag, TENDERLOIN, and Fairy Tale Review.

Sara White makes drawings, prints and books in New Orleans. Her artist’s book work, Alluviam Press, is represented by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers and the Abecedarian Gallery. Her work was featured in the 2015 Ladies of Letterpress book and is housed in Special Collection libraries around the country. Sara recently recieved an MFA in Book Arts at The University of Alabama where her thesis was awarded the 2016 Holle Award for Book arts.

A resident of New Orleans, Anya Groner is a visiting assistant professor at Loyola University. She teaches creative writing to high school students at the NOCCA (the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) and teaches writing classes for adults through the Loyola Writing Institute. She is also a fiction editor for and the book review editor for the New Orleans Review. Before getting her MFA, she worked as an educator for Planned Parenthood in Poughkeepsie, New York.

A former recipient of The NFAA Gold Award as well as short-listed for The Presidential Scholar’s Award, Carlus Henderson has been a high school teacher in New Orleans, a cheese salesman in Vermont, and a dockworker along the Eastern seaboard. He splits his time, his writing, and his imagination between South Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana.