Bandwidth Reading Series #1

Bandwidth is an online reading series featuring writers from Texas and beyond. During these strange times, many book tours have been cancelled and there are fewer opportunities for writers to gather in public spaces.

Bandwidth is a series designed to make the “bandwidth” for writers online. Hosted by Sebastian Paramo, this month we feature James Phillip Davis, Tatiana Ryckman, Eric Tran, and Ursula Villarreal-Moura.

Event link will be emailed to those registered on the day of the event.

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About our authors:

James Phillip Davis is the author of Club Q, which was selected by Edward Hirsch for the 15th Annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize (The Waywiser Press, 2020). His poems have appeared in two installments of Best New Poets (2011 & 2019), as well as publications such as American Literary Review, Copper Nickel, Cream City Review, The Gay & Lesbian Review, and 32 Poems. He received his MFA from the University of Florida and is currently a Voertman-Ardoin Fellow at the University of North Texas, where he is pursuing his PhD in Creative Writing.

Tatiana Ryckman was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the author of the novel, The Ancestry of Objects (Deep Vellum Books), as well as a novella, I Don’t Think of You (Until I Do), and two chapbooks of prose, Twenty-Something and VHS and Why it’s Hard to Live. Tatiana is the Editor of Awst Press and has attended residencies at Yaddo, Arthub, and 100W Corsicana. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Lithub, Paper Darts, Barrelhouse, and other publications.

Eric Tran is from San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He is the author of the Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer (Autumn House Press, 2020) and the chapbooks Revisions (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018) and Affairs with Men in Suits (Backbone Press, 2014). His work appears in Iowa Review, 32 Poems, Pleiades, Missouri Review Poem of the Week, has been reprinted in Poetry Daily and Best of the Net, and has received recognition from New Delta Review, Indiana Review, and Tinderbox Poetry. He is on staff at Orison Press. He is a resident physician in psychiatry at the Mountain Area Health Education Center.

Ursula Villarreal-Moura was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. A graduate of Middlebury College, she received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and was a VONA/Voices fellow. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines including Tin House, Catapult, Prairie Schooner, Washington Square, Nashville Review, Hobart, Bennington Review, WhiskeyPaper, Wigleaf Top 50, and LUMINA. In 2012, she won the CutBank Big Fish Flash Fiction/Prose Poetry Contest, and her writing has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, a Pushcart Prize, and longlisted for Best American Short Stories 2015.

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