The Broad Side, spearheaded by Elizabeth Gross and Amelia Bird, pairs up writers (mostly women) and letterpress artists to create new letterpress broadsides, then brings everybody together for a reading in celebration of the work.
Andy Young, Jessica Kinnison, and Candice Wuehle will read from their work, which will be featured on the broadsides, and new work from letterpress artists Jessica Peterson, Brigid Conroy, Amelia Bird, and Laura Thomson will be on display. Broadsides from their collaborative projects will be available for purchase (cash and credit cards accepted).
Jessica Kinnison holds an MFA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh where she taught creative writing in the Allegheny County Jail, as part of the Words Without Walls program. Her stories have appeared in Juked, Pif Magazine, Fiction Southeast, and The Southern Humanities Review, among others. Her story “Bone on Bone” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. Her play “Baby” won the Southwest Theatre and Film Association Short Play Contest in 2008. She serves as Operations Manager and Director of the Wellness University at Project Lazarus, a nonprofit transitional housing facility for people living with HIV/ AIDS, and directs the Loyola Writing Institute. She is co-founder of Dogfish Reading Series in New Orleans.
Candice Wuehle is the author of the chapbooks curse words: a guide in 19 steps for aspiring transmographs and EARTH*AIR*FIRE*WATER*ÆTHER. Her work can be found in Tarpaulin Sky, The Volta, The Colorado Review and is forthcoming in The New Orleans Review. Candice lives in Lawrence, Kansas where she is working towards a PhD in creative writing, serving as Poetry Editor for Beecher’s Magazine and giving tarot readings to anyone who asks.
Andy Young’s collection All Night It Is Morning was published by Diálogos Press. She teaches at Tulane University and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in places such as Los Angeles Review of Books, Callaloo, Guernica, and the Norton Anthology of Language for a New Century.