Patrick MichaelFinn: The Wreckage of Better Days
Patrick Michael Finn reads his story, The Wreckage of Better Days, and then connects some very serious dots between its main characters and his personal struggle with bipolar disorder. Patrick Michael Finn is the author of the novella "A Martyr for Suzy Kosasovich" and the story collection "From the Darkness Right Under Our Feet." A native of Joliet, Illinois, Finn has lived in the desert Southwest since 1989—with the exception of a four-year voyage that took him to a farmhouse on the...
Venita Blackburn: Chew
Venita Blackburn talks about the struggles for a writer of color and her workshop on the subject, and reads her story Chew, featured in her upcoming collection, Black Jesus and Other Superhero Stories, out in September 2017. Works by Venita Blackburn have appeared in American Short Fiction, the Georgia Review, Pleiades, Madison Review, Bat City Review, Nashville Review, Smoke Long Quarterly, Café Irreal, Santa Monica Review, Faultline, Devil’s Lake Review, Nat.Brut., Bellevue Literary...