Fun Party is pleased to host visiting writers Ada Limón, Michael Robins and Adam Clay, for a night of poetry and art at Tiny Park art gallery on Friday, April 19, 2013.
Fun Party is an Austin-based reading series organized by Dan Boehl and Cindy St. John where literature, art, and film connect. Hosted by Tiny Park, Fun Party features Austin and out-of-town writers along with a film or visual performance. We believe that literature and art are more fun when writers and artists interact with their audience. We focus on writers associated with small press publishing, creating an Austin home for independent authors and artists.
Ada Limón grew up in Glen Ellen and Sonoma, California. A graduate of New York University’s MFA Creative Writing Program, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harvard Review, and Poetry Daily. She is the author of three books of poetry, Lucky Wreck (Autumn House Press, 2006), This Big Fake World (Pearl Editions, 2007), and Sharks in the Rivers (Milkweed Editions, 2010). She is currently at work on a novel, a book of essays, and a new collection of poems. adalimon.com
Michael Robins is the author of The Next Settlement (UNT Press, 2007), Ladies & Gentlemen (Saturnalia Books, 2011), and the chapbook Little Felons (Strange Machine Books, 2013). He teaches literature and poetry at Columbia College Chicago.
Adam Clay is the author of A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World (Milkweed Editions, 2012) and The Wash (Parlor Press, 2006). A third book of poems, Stranger, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Mid-American Review, Ploughshares, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. He co-edits TYPO Magazine and lives in Kentucky.
Fun Party is currently seeking grants to fund out of town readers' travel expenses and is partnering with a local middle school to bring writers into the classroom. Fun Party is organized by Dan Boehl and Cindy St. John. Jon-Michael Frank and Katy Chrisler provide logistics and marketing support. funpartyatx.tumblr.com/
Tiny Park (1101 Navasota Street, Suite 2, Austin, TX 78702) is curated and directed by Brian Willey and Thao Votang.www.tinyparkgallery.com
For inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org