Bandwidth Reading Series #3

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 Alan Chazaro, Colleen Mayo, SJ Sindu, and Mike Soto.

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


About our authors:

Alan Chazaro is the author of This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and Piñata Theory (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). He is a graduate of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley and a former Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at the University of San Francisco. He’s a former high school teacher, is currently a creative writing adjunct professor in the Bay Area, and the co-founding editor of HeadFake, an online NBA zine. He’s proudly born and raised in the Bay Area.

Colleen Mayo’s writing appears or is forthcoming in The Sun, Crazyhorse, The Rumpus, Hobart, The Chattahoochee Review, The Boiler, and elsewhere. Her work has received special mention for the 2019 Pushcart Prize, the Jerome Stern Series Spotlight Award for nonfiction, and an AWP Intro Journals Award for fiction. She holds an MFA in fiction from Florida State University and is a PhD student in fiction at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. She’s currently at work on a novel set in her hometown of Austin, TX. 

SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author and educator. Sindu’s first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Debut Fiction. A 2013 Lambda Literary Fellow, Sindu holds a PhD in English from Florida State University and teaches at the University of Toronto. Sindu’s second novel, Blue-Skinned Gods, is forthcoming in summer 2021.

Mike Soto is the author of the chapbooks, Beyond the Shadow’s Ink, and Dallas Spleen. He received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, and was awarded the James Merrill Poetry Fellowship by Vermont Studio Center in 2019. His debut collection of poetry, A Grave Is Given Supper, has been adapted into an original literary-theatrical performance by Teatro Dallas directed by Claudia Acosta and starring Elena Hurst.