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The Mid-American Review Festival of Writing
12-14 November 2009 Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
Sessions will be offered for beginners--those who are curious about getting started with writing--through professionals, who can get help in areas like polishing their finished work or marketing their manuscripts. There is something for every writer at Winter Wheat.
Pamela Painter's first collection of stories, Getting to Know the Weather, won the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. Her second collection of stories is titled The Long and Short of It. Painter is also the co-author, with Anne Bernays, of the widely-used textbook What If? Fiction Exercises for Fiction Writers. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Ploughshares, and Epoch.
Bruce Cohen was born in the Bronx, New York and earned both a B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Arizona. He has two books of poetry forthcoming, Swerve (Black Lawrence Press) and Disloyal Yo-Yo (Dream Horse Press), winner of the 2007 Orphic Prize. His poems have appeared in various literary publications including The Georgia Review, The Harvard Review, The Indiana Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, and others. A recent recipient of an individual artist grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts & Tourism, he lives in Coventry, Connecticut with his wife and three sons.
Khaled Mattawa is the author of four books of poetry, Tocqueville (New Issues Press, forthcoming 2010), Amorisco (Ausable Press, 2008), Zodiac of Echoes (Ausable Press, 2003) and Ismailia Eclipse (Sheep Meadow Press, 1996). Mattawa has been awarded the PEN award for literary translation, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Alfred Hodder fellowship from Princeton University, an NEA translation grant, and three Pushcart prizes. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, Antioch Review, Best American Poetry, and many other journals and anthologies.
James Braziel is the author of the Bantam novels Birmingham, 35 Miles and Snakeskin Road. Weathervane, a chapbook of his poetry was published by Finishing Line Press. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Berkeley Fiction Review, Chattahoochee Review, Hayden¹s Ferry Review, and Clackamas Literary Review, among other journals. He has also been the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts and twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Alan Michael Parker
Alan Michael Parker is the author of five collections of poems, Days Like Prose, The Vandals, Love Song with Motor Vehicles, A Peal of Sonnets, and Elephants & Butterflies (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2008), as well as a novel, Cry Uncle. He is editor of The Imaginary Poets, and co-editor of two other volumes. His poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Kenyon Review.