Bandwidth Reading Series #2

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 Jenny Bhatt, Clancy McGilligan, Paula Mendoza, and Sara Lupita Olivares

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


About our authors:

Jenny Bhatt is a writer, literary translator, and literary critic. She is the host of the Desi Books podcast. Her short story collection, Each of Us Killers, was released in Sept. 2020, with 7.13 Books. And her literary translation of Gujarati short story writer Dhumketu’s best short fiction will be out in late-2020. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in various venues in the US, UK, and India, including The Atlantic, NPR, BBC, Washington Post, Literary Hub, Longreads, Poets & Writers, The Millions, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Kenyon Review, PopMatters,, and more. Her fiction has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and the 2017 Best American Short Stories. She was a finalist for the 2017 Best of the Net Anthology. Having lived and worked her way around India, England, Germany, Scotland, and various parts of the US, she now lives in a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Find her online here​.

Clancy McGilligan is the author of the novella History of an Executioner, winner of the 2019 Novella Prize from Miami University Press. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in publications such as Cimarron Review, Slice Magazine, Columbia Journal, Santa Monica Review, Sycamore Review, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, the Ploughshares blog and Kirkus Reviews. Clancy is finishing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at Florida State University. He currently serves as the Reviews/Interviews Editor at Split Lip Magazine. He holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has received scholarships from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Slice Literary Writers’ Conference. Raised in Milwaukee, Clancy has worked as a journalist in the U.S. and abroad. He’s married to the poet Marianne Chan. He’s working on a novel and a collection of stories.

Paula Mendoza’s work has most recently appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Bennington Review, and Dreginald. She earned her MFA at the University of Michigan and is currently a Phd candidate at the University of Utah. Her book, Play for Time, was selected by Vijay Seshadri as winner of the 2019 Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize. She lives and writes in Salt Lake City.

Sara Lupita Olivares is the author of Migratory Sound (The University of Arkansas Press), which was selected as winner of the 2020 CantoMundo Poetry Prize, and the chapbook Field Things (dancing girl press). Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Salt Hill Journal, DIAGRAM, jubilat, and elsewhere. She currently lives in New Mexico where she works as an assistant professor of English at New Mexico Highlands University.

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