Video: Festival 2020 - Creative Writing Reading

Creative Writing Senior Reading

  • “Black Baby Snakes” (poem) and an excerpt from “Generational Trauma” (poem) by Naomi Bohanan, Broken Bow, Okla.
  • An excerpt from “THE GAMBIARRA MANIFESTO” (nonfiction) by Enzo Gangi, Santo André, Brazil
  • "Be Hushed” (flash fiction) by Jinxuan Lucy Jiang, Shenzhen, China
  • "poolside" (poem) and "little bleeding phoenix” (poem) by Olivia Johnson, Duluth, Minn.
  • “Applebees and the One Who Loved Me” (fiction) by Seth Kirby, Interlochen, Mich.
  • "Snow Dreams" (poem) and excerpt from "Above Another Ocean" (fiction) by Cielo Lee, Mountain View, Calif.
  • “We Eat Seafood for Dinner” (poem) and “research shows that pileated woodpeckers must have trauma, too” (nonfiction) by Poppy Rosales, Lincoln Park, Mich.
  • “Spring and Summer 2017” (poem) and “Renovation” (poem) by Hannah Schoettmer, Bellevue, Wash.
  • “You and Love are Two Separate Concepts” (poem) and an excerpt from “A Take on My Modern America” (hybrid genre) by Tatiana Shpakow, Los Ranchos, N.M.
  • “Days of 2020” (poem) and “Guide to Making Fish Swim” (poem) by Elizabeth Shorkey, Chesaning, Mich.
  • “all honey calf” (poem) by Miracle Thornton, Franklinville, N.J.
  • “New Thing” (poem) and “Contorting, Compressing, Etc.” (poem) by Priyanka Voruganti, New York, N.Y.
  • An excerpt from “My Adventures with The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” (nonfiction); an excerpt from “Sonata So Nada” (poem); and “grocery store” (poem) by Raleigh Walter, Piedmont, Calif.

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