ANDREW FARKAS & ZACHARY THOMAS
Andrew Farkas, author of The Big Red Herring and Sunsphere and Zachary Thomas, facilitator of Writers in Residence will be at Mac's on Wednesday, July 10th at 7 p.m, followed by an open mic.
Andrew is the author of a novel, The Big Red Herring (KERNPUNKT Press), and two short fiction collections: Sunsphere (BlazeVOX Books) and Self-Titled Debut (Subito Press). His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, North American Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Florida Review,Western Humanities Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has been thrice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, including one Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXV and one Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.F.A. from the University of Alabama, an M.A. from the University of Tennessee, and a B.A. from Kent State University. He is a fiction editor for The Collagist and an Assistant Professor of English at Washburn University. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
Writers in Residence facilitates creative writing workshops for youth who are incarcerated, fosters a genuine, long-lasting relationship with them, and frees their voices by publishing and showcasing their creative writing in an annual chapbook. Zachary will share the personal stories of some of the youth before reading a selection of their poetry.