Garin Cycholl, this month's guest curator for the series, presents Juan Manuel Sanchez and Steve Davenport. Juan Manuel Sánchez was born and raised on the US side of the San Diego/Tijuana border. He holds an MA in Literature from UC San Diego and is currently in the final throes of his MFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked as an assistant editor for Ninth Letter, has lectured at various universities and is now Lecturer of Spanish at the University of Chicago. His work is forthcoming in Pembroke and in the anthology Junta: Avant-Garde Latino/a Writing.
Steve Davenport is the Creative Nonfiction Editor of Ninth Letter. His Uncontainable Noise (2006) was short-listed for this past year's NBCC finalist category in Poetry. He's won an Illinois Arts Council Finalist Grant in Non-Fiction Prose, and a recent work, "Murder on Gasoline Lake" (Black Warrior Review 33.1) is listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2007 and will be published as a chapbook early next year by New American Press. His fiction has been published in magazines like Berkeley Fiction Review, 580 Split, Diagram, and Fiction International.
Series A is dedicated to showcasing experimental writing in the US and the Midwest through readings, discussion and performance. Organized by Indiana University Northwest Faculty William Allegrezza, this series brings exciting authors to the Art Center to share their work.
Recorded Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at Hyde Park Art Center.