Press Street is pleased to host The Waves, New Orleans’ premiere LGBTQIA reading series, as it presents a showcase of queer literary talent at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Press Street HQ (3718 St. Claude Ave.).
Now in its second season, The Waves has become one of the most popular queer literary event series in the nation. This installment will surely satisfy its growing community of lit lovers. The Waves’ curators, Brad Richard and Elizabeth Gross, have once again brought together a lineup of seasoned, award-winning writers to present their work.
The Sept. 16 reading will feature Foster Noone, Marisa Clogher, Jennifer Hanks, and Megan Burns. Their bios are listed below. As always, this event is free and open to the public.
Foster Noone is an Alabama native organizing and studying public health in New Orleans. Ze is the editor of Tulane’s anti-oppression zine Notes From the Margin and hir work has appeared in The Queer South.
Marisa Clogher is a sophomore at Loyola University, majoring in English writing. She earned her Certificate of Artistry in Creative Writing from Lusher Charter School. She won a gold medal and an American voices medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing competition, and won the Nancy Fix Anderson essay contest in 2015. She served as an intern for and was also published in Neutrons Protons. Marisa Clogher lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jennifer Hanks is the author of two forthcoming chapbooks, Prophet Fever (Hyacinth Girl Press) and The Unsteady Planet (Instar Books), a collaboration with illustrator Julie Herndon. Her work has appeared in Arcadia, Ghost Ocean, Menacing Hedge, Muzzle, [PANK], and Word Riot, among other journals. She is an assistant editor for Sundress Publications and an MFA candidate at the University of New Orleans.
Megan Burns is the publisher at Trembling Pillow Press and edits the poetry magazine, Solid Quarter. She also hosts the Blood Jet Poetry Reading Series in New Orleans. She has two books Memorial + Sight Lines (2008) and Sound and Basin (2013) published by Lavender Ink. She has two recent chapbook: a city/ bottle boned (Dancing Girl Press, 2012) and Dollbaby (Horse Less Press, 2013). Her latest chapbook i always wanted to start over was released from Nous-Zot Press in 2014. Her third book, Commitment, was published in 2015. Horse Less Press will release her Twin Peaks chap, Sleepwalk With Me, this fall.