The Waves, a new quarterly LGBTQ reading series, will hold its inaugural reading at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, at Antenna Gallery (3718 St. Claude Ave.) The series will present local and visiting writers alongside emerging and student voices to encompass a multigenerational LGBTQ perspective.
This edition of The Waves will present an all-local cast of writers featuring Chanel Clarke, Tyler Gillespie, Elizabeth Gross, Megan McHugh, Kay Murphy, Brad Richard, Anne Marie Rooney, Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, Spencer Silverthorne, and Madeleine LeCesne.
The Waves is also accepting submissions from writers interested in reading at future events. You can find info and submission guidelines at their website.
As always, this Room 220 event is free and open to the public.
About the authors:
Anne Marie Rooney is the author of Spitshine, as well as two chapbooks.
Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers was born in a hailstorm, is the author of the poetry collection Chord Box, and lives on a street named Desire.
Tyler Gillespie is a pale Floridian whose writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Rolling Stone, Salon, NPR, and PANK, among other places.
Madeleine LeCesne is a senior at Lusher School and a writer in the Certificate of Artistry Program, directed by Brad Richard.
Elizabeth Gross throws her poems around and recently some have landed in LEVELER, Painted Bride Quarterly, B O D Y, and the upcoming Queer South anthology from Sibling Rivalry Press.
Spencer Silverthorne is a MFA candidate in poetry at the University of New Orleans.
Chanel Clarke is a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and has had poems published in Anti-, Flag and Void, Smoking Glue Gun, and Hayden’s Ferry Review.
Brad Richard directs the creative writing program at Lusher Charter School, has published three books and two chapbooks, and is working on, among other things, a manuscript titled Reconstructions.
Megan Mchugh, who recently completed her MFA at UNO, is a garden teacher with the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans, and also grows/designs flowers at the flower farm and design studio, Pistil and Stamen.
Kay Murphy is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Orleans. Her poetry and essays have been published far and wide.