As we inch toward our hopeful publication of the Spring 2018 After Happy Hour Review, we’d like like to announce and invite you to our celebratory reading, I hope you can join us! There is a $5 suggested donation. Snack and refreshments provided. RSVP on Facebook!
More on our readers:
Lori Jakiela is the author of five books, most recently Portrait of the Artist as a Bingo Worker (Bottom Dog Press) and Belief is its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe (Atticus Books), which received the William Saroyan Prize for International Writing from Stanford University. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, LitHub, Electric Literature and elsewhere. She directs the Creative and Professional Writing Program at Pitt-Greensburg, where she is a professor of English. She lives in her hometown of Trafford, Pa. with her husband, the author Dave Newman, and their children.
Karla E Lamb’s work has appeared in Word Riot, Brooklyn-based A Women’s Thing Magazine, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Pittsburgh City Paper, Runaway Hotel, and Voices from the Attic Vol. XIX. Lamb has an MFA in poetry from Carlow University’s Creative Writing program, and she is currently editing her full length manuscript Heart Wreck. She has edited for After Happy Hour Review, and can usually be found collaborating with various artists and writers in Pittsburgh, PA
Dave Newman is the author of six books, including Please Don’t Shoot Anyone Tonight (Broken River Books, forthcoming 2018), the novella Sammy Drinks Canned Beer (White Gorilla Press, forthcoming 2018), The Poem Factory (White Gorilla Press, 2015), the novels Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children (Writers Tribe Books, 2012) and Two Small Birds (Writers Tribe Books, 2014), and the collection The Slaughterhouse Poems (White Gorilla Press, 2013), named one of the best books of the year by L Magazine. Winner of numerous awards, including the Andre Dubus Novella Prize, he lives in Trafford, PA, the last town in the Electric Valley, with his wife, the writer Lori Jakiela, and their two children. He works in medical research, serving elders.
Inga Schmidt has an MFA from Hollins University, where she worked as Assistant Editor of The Hollins Critic. She was a 2013 AWP Intro Journals Project Winner in Poetry and the 2015 Winner of the Enoch Pratt Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Puerto del Sol, Hobart, Gigantic Sequins, and elsewhere. She currently lives and writes in Pittsburgh.
Jennifer Shannon (jns) is a writer, poet, creative. she’s authored and published three books and has had short stories and poems published in online literary magazines. she can almost always be found pouring her heart into various forms of expression, in hopes of inspiring others…visit www.jennifernshannon.com to experience those means of expression,