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February 13, 2015

Poetry & Fiction at the Heartwood

H_PosterLost Horse Press proudly presents POETRY & FICTION at the HEARTWOOD featuring Spokane writers Sharma Shields, Tod Marall, Shann Ray and Maya Jewell Zeller. The poetry and fiction reading featuring some of the Northwest’s most outstanding writers will take place on Sunday, 1 March 2015 at 2 pm at Sandpoint’s Heartwood Center  (615 Oak Street  •  Sandpoint). Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

SHARMA SHIELDS is the author of a short story collection, Favorite Monster, and a novel, The Sasquatch Hunter’s Almanac. Her short fiction has appeared in Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, Fugue, Sonora Review and elsewhere and has garnered such awards as the Autumn House Fiction Prize, the Tim McGinnis Award for Humor, a Grant for Artist Projects from Artist Trust, and the A.B. Guthrie Award for Outstanding Prose. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington (2000) and her MFA from the University of Montana (2004). She lives in Spokane with her husband and two young children.

TOD MARSHALL was born in Buffalo, New York.  He is the author of three collections of poetry:  Bugle (2014), The Tangled Line (2009), and Dare Say (2002).  He grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and now lives in Spokane, Washington, where he teaches at Gonzaga University.

SHANN RAY is the author of the short story collection American Masculine (Graywolf Press), which received the Bakeless Prize, the High Plains Book Award, and the American Book Award; Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity (Rowman & Littlefield), a work of creative nonfiction and political theory; and the poetry collection Balefire from Lost Horse Press. His forthcoming novel American Copper will appear with Unbridled Books in Fall 2015.  Ray lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and three daughters and teaches leadership and forgiveness studies at Gonzaga University.

 MAYA JEWELL ZELLER has nonfiction forthcoming in Pleiades, and poetry in recent issues of Crab Orchard Review and Chattahoochee Review. Recent manuscripts have been finalists for the National Poetry Series, University of Wisconsin’s Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes, Waywiser Press, and elsewhere. Maya’s book, Rust Fish, is available from Lost Horse Press. Maya lives in Spokane with her husband and two children.

For additional information, please contact Lost Horse Press at 208.255.4410 or email losthorsepress@mindspring.com.