Hey W&W Groupies,
This Tuesday is our May reading, and we have four fantastic readers this month:
Cory Cone moved to Baltimore in 2003 to study painting at MICA and, naturally, he now works at the school and writes strange fiction in the evenings. His short stories have appeared in a handful of fine journals and anthologies, including Niteblade, The Colored Lens, The Avenue, A is for Apocalypse and Shrieks and Shivers from the Horror Zine. He and his wife are expecting their first child, a boy in June. He blogs rarely at www.corycone.com and tweets now and again @corycone.
Stephen Zerance is a recent MFA graduate of American University. He has previously appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Assaracus, Bloom, Knockout, Gertrude, Chelsea Station, Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Glitterwolf Magazine, and MiPOesias. His poetry has been featured on websites such as Lambda Literary Association and Split This Rock. He resides in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ashley Phelps spends her days instructing composition students and sorting library books, and her nights writing about sad women. She is a graduate of the University of Baltimore’s MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program, and is now eager to return to Illinois to live with her soon-to-be spouse and their two cats.
Betsy Boyd’s fiction has been published most recently in Shenandoah, Sententia, Welter, and Verb. Her short story “Scarecrow” received a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council award, an Elliot Coleman Writing Fellowship, a James A. Michener Fellowship and residencies through Fundación Valparaíso, the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. She teaches creative writing at the University of Baltimore and serves as literary editor for Baltimore Fishbowl.
Zines and books will be on sale. The May Zine will be $5 and all previous month’s Zines will be $3. If you’d like to reserve a copy of a previous month, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Mike & Michelle