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LitTalk: A DFW Author Panel Series
November 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Join Writing Workshops Dallas & The Writer’s Garret In-Person for LitTalk at Whose Books at 7 pm. Novelist & series creator/moderator Alex Temblador will lead a panel that includes DFW-based writers Logen Cure, Tarfia Faizullah, and Daniel Peña. We’ll be discussing How Creative Writing Can Reflect the Larger Issues of Society.
Logen Cure is a queer poet and professor. She curates Inner Moonlight, the monthly podcast reading series for The Wild Detectives in Dallas. She’s an editor for Voicemail Poems. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Welcome to Midland (Deep Vellum Publishing, 2021) was shortlisted for the Reading the West Book Awards. Learn more at www.logencure.com.
Tarfia Faizullah is the author of two poetry collections, Seam (SIU 2014) and Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf 2018). Her poems have appeared widely both here and abroad, and have been translated into several languages. In 2016, Tarfia was recognized by Harvard Law School as one of 50 Women Inspiring Change.
Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize-winning writer and Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas. Formerly, he was based out of the UNAM in Mexico City where he worked as Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar. A graduate of Cornell University and a former Picador Guest Professor in Leipzig, Germany, his writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, the Kenyon Review, Texas Monthly, NBC News, and The New York Times Magazine among other venues. He’s currently a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Ploughshares blog. His novel, Bang, is out now from Arte Publico Press. He lives in the beautiful Dallas-Fort Worth area.