featuring Jia Oak Baker & David Chorlton
Wednesday September 18th in the GCC Student Union
open mic starts at 7pm
hosted by Shawnte Orion
Jia Oak Baker is a MFA candidate at the Bennington Writing Seminars where she is a recipient of a Liam Rector Scholarship. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Thin Air Magazine, Inscape, The Likewise Folio, drafthorse, and other journals. Jia is the recipient of the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award in poetry as well as a scholarship to the New York State Summer Writers’ Institute. She currently lives in Peoria, Arizona.
David Chorlton was born in Austria and grew up in Manchester, before moving to Phoenix in 1978. His books include: A Normal Day Amazes Us (Kings Estate Press), 2003 Return to Waking Life (Main Street Rag Publishing Company), 2004 Waiting for the Quetzal (March Street Press), 2006 The Porous Desert (Future Cycle Press), 2007 The Devil’s Sonata (Future Cycle Press). He has also published many chapbooks, and has twice won the Slipstream Chapbook Contest, most recently for From the Age of Miracles in 2009, and in 2008, won the Ronald Wardall Award from Rain Mountain Press for The Lost River.