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Doug Shields to feature on June 25th, 7:00 p.m., Nightbird Books on Dickson Street

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Doug Shields is an astronomy teacher and radio personality.  His poems range from satirizing current events to bathing in the bizarre.  His radio show, Poetize the News, airs Fridays at 10pm on KPSQ 97.3 in Fayetteville.  He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Arkansas.

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Cassidy McCants and Nic Claro will feature for OPWC April 30th, Nightbird Books, 7:00 p.m.

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Cassidy McCants

Cassidy McCants is a writer and editor from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her B.A. in creative writing from University of Arkansas and her M.F.A. in fiction writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has worked as associate editor of Nimrod International Journal since 2013, and she teaches creative writing through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Tulsa. Her work has appeared in The Lascaux ReviewLiars’ League NYC, Gravel, The Idle Class, The Rabbit Is InThe Junction, and other publications, and her stories have received honorable mentions from Glimmer Train Press.

Nic Claro

Nicholas Claro is a writer living in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His stories have appeared in Pithead Chapel, Gravel, Every Day Fiction, Sky Island Journal, Existere: A Journal of Art’s & Literature, and others. His story ‘A Few Things Before Coffee” was an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2018 Very Short Fiction contest. He is currently at work on a novel.

Noelia Young to feature at 7 p.m. March 26th, Nightbird Books

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Noelia Young is a Latina poet and writer based in Fayetteville, AR.
She is a first generation immigrant from Costa Rica and received her
Bachelor’s Degree in English from Westminster College in Missouri. She
works as a legal assistant, music teacher and crisis intervention
specialist and her current book projects include a full length
manuscript of poems discussing her experiences as a first generation
immigrant and a book of essays about the Arkansas prison system where
her husband has been incarcerated since 2015. She has participated in
the Open Mouth Reading Series Poetry Retreat with workshop instructors
Hanif Abdurraqib and Eloisa Amezcua as well as the Speakeasy All Ages
Poetry Workshop with workshop instructor Rosebud Ben-Oni. Noelia is a
reader for Tinderbox Poetry Journal and a poetry mentor for Pen
America’s Prison Writing Mentorship program. Her poems have recently
appeared in audio form in Terse Journal and are forthcoming in the
North Meridian Review.


Picture Credits go to Kai Drachenberg

Noelia Young

Adam Cox to bring his lyrics to OPWC, January 29th, 7 pm, Nightbird Books

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Adam Cox is a songwriter and honest mechanic from Fayetteville, AR. As a tireless campaigner for civil rights, he’s often compared to Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Adam’s songs range from rallying cries for the working class to blistering reprimands for the oligarchy, all performed with charisma and humor

Michael Hoerman to featuer November 27th, Nightbird Books, Dickson Street, 7:00 p.m.

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Michael Hoerman is a poet from the Ozarks who joined the Ozark Poets and Writers

Collective in 1994. He is the author of Bad Rotten (2004) and Disoriented Fascination

(2018). Some of his more than 100 published poems first appeared in journals such as

the Arkansas Literary Forum, Big Muddy, Chiron Review, Eureka Literary Magazine,

Potomac Review, and The Rockhurst Review. His poems have also appeared in

anthologies from Soft Skull Press, Lavender Ink, Rattlecat Press, No-Tell Books, Red

Hen Press, and Redneck Press. Michael was a member of the first National Poetry

Slam teams from Arkansas and Missouri. He was the recipient of residencies from

Sedona Summer Colony and Spiva Center for the Arts, with three poems nominated for

the Pushcart Prize. He was selected by Thomas Lux for a 2004 Massachusetts Poetry

Fellowship awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

Michael Hoerman is a poet from the Ozarks who joined the Ozark Poets and Writers

Collective in 1994. He is the author of Bad Rotten (2004) and Disoriented Fascination

(2018). Some of his more than 100 published poems first appeared in journals such as

the Arkansas Literary Forum, Big Muddy, Chiron Review, Eureka Literary Magazine,

Potomac Review, and The Rockhurst Review. His poems have also appeared in

anthologies from Soft Skull Press, Lavender Ink, Rattlecat Press, No-Tell Books, Red

Hen Press, and Redneck Press. Michael was a member of the first National Poetry

Slam teams from Arkansas and Missouri. He was the recipient of residencies from

Sedona Summer Colony and Spiva Center for the Arts, with three poems nominated for

the Pushcart Prize. He was selected by Thomas Lux for a 2004 Massachusetts Poetry

Fellowship awarded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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