There will be afternoon of literature, music, and food at Vino’s today (February 28). UALR faculty members Jeffrey Condran, Frank Thurmond, and H.K. Hummel will share new work, and Braddock Avenue Books will be celebrating the release of The Benedictines by Northern Michigan University professor, Rachel May. Books will be for sale.
Jeffrey Condran is the author of the story collection, A Fingerprint Repeated (Press 53). His debut novel, Prague Summer (Counterpoint), was published in August 2014 and received a 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award’s Silver Medal. His fiction has appeared in journals such as The Kenyon Review, The Missouri Review, and Epoch, and has been awarded the The Missouri Review’s 2010 William Peden Prize and Pushcart Prize nominations. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and co-founder/publisher of the independent literary press, Braddock Avenue Books.
H.K. Hummel is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Boytreebird (2013) and Handmade Boats (2010). Her poems have recently appeared in Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, Meridian, Heron Tree, Booth, and Iron Horse Review. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and founding editor of Blood Orange Review.
Frank H. Thurmond is the author of Before I Sleep: A Memoir of Travel & Reconciliation and Ring of Five: A Novella and Four Stories. His work has appeared in the International Herald Tribune; The Best of Tales from the South, Volume 6; Toad Suck Review; and in William Safire’s language book No Uncertain Terms. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.