The theme for the 2021 Red Mountain Reading Series is “crossing genres.” Our presenters this year have all had success in more than one field of literary expression. Their presentations will discuss their experiences finding inspiration and working in multiple genres.
All events will be held through Zoom, and registration is required. Presentations are free and open to the public.
February 1 – 6:00-7:30 pm – An Evening of Performance
Join three Jefferson State student groups for a night celebrating creativity! Speech & Debate Team will participate in an exhibition debate. Drama Club will perform short original student plays. Wingspan literary & arts magazine contributors will read from their work.
February 23 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – William Miller
William Miller earned degrees at Eckerd College, Hollins College, and Binghamton University. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, twelve books for children, a mystery novel, and a critical reading. His poems have appeared in many journals, including The Penn Review, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner – and Jefferson State’s own Wingspan. He lives and writes in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
March 10 – 10:00-11:00 am – Juliana Gray
Juliana Gray is a poet, humorist, and English professor. Her third poetry collection, Honeymoon Palsy, was published in 2017, and her 2010 collection, Roleplay, won the 2010 Orphic Prize and the 2013 Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize. She has also written for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and her piece “A Message from Your University’s Vice President for Magical Thinking” was featured in their Top 20 of 2020. She has taught on the faculty of the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference and is a professor at Alfred University in west New York.
April 14 – 1:30-2:30 pm – Angela Jackson-Brown
Angela Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet and playwright who teaches Creative Writing and English at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She is the author of Drinking From a Bitter Cup, House Repairs, and the soon-to-be released novel, When Stars Rain Down (Thomas Nelson/Imprint of HarperCollins, April 2021). For more information about Angela, go to her website: www.angelajacksonbrown.com.