The Poetry Buffet Presents Fiction

The Poetry Buffet will host fiction writers Moira Crone, Barb Johnson, and Jonathan Kline at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, at the Milton H. Latter Branch of the Public Library (5120 St. Charles Avenue).

Moira Crone has published five works of fiction. Her stories have appeared in the New YorkerOxford American, and in over twenty anthologies. In 2009, she received the Robert Penn Warren Award from The Southern Fellowship of Writers for the body of her work. Her new novel, The Not Yet, set in a future New Orleans, has been named among the Times-Picayune/ Ten Best Books of 2012, and has recently been nominated for a Philip K. Dick Award for Best Paperback Original Science Fiction Novel of the Year.

Barb Johnson worked as a carpenter in New Orleans for more than 20 years before entering the MFA program at the University of New Orleans. While in the writing program, she won a grant from the Astraea Foundation, Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers, and Washington Square’s short story competition. She completed her MFA in 2008, and in 2009 she became the fifth recipient of A Room Of Her Own Foundation’s $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award, a two-year writing grant.

Poet, playwright, painter and storyteller, Jonathan Kline lives in New Orleans. He grew up in Northern Michigan. He received an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in Time Art. Jonathan has performed in Boston, Chicago, New York, Seattle, New Orleans, Dublin and Cork Ireland. His poetry has recently appeared in YAWP: a Journal of Poetry & Art.