Creative Writing Reading Series: Courtney Morgan and Serena Chopra
CU MFA alumni authors Courtney Morgan and Serena Chopra will be giving a reading with an introduction done by MFA candidate Mackenzie Suess.
Courtney Morgan's first collection of stories, The Seven Autopsies of Nora Hanneman, was a semifinalist for the FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize and was published by FC2 Press in Spring 2017. Her work has been published in Lunch Ticket, Pleiades, The Red Anthology, American Book Review, and others. She is a recipient of the Thompson Award for Western American Writing, and was longlisted for the Diana Woods Memorial Award at Lunch Ticket and Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Fiction. Courney is the founder and managing editor of The Thought Erotic literary journal on sexuality and gender. She also teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, The Gathering Place women's shelter, and provides personalized on-site and online writing and healing courses.
Serena Chopra has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Denver and an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of two full-length books of poems, This Human (Coconut 2013) and Ic (Horse Less Press 2017), as well as two chapbooks, Penumbra (Flying Guillotine Press 2012) and Livid Season (Free Poetry 2012). She is a Kundiman Fellow and a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar, for which she is composing hybrid writing informed by her research with queer women in Bangalore, India. She is a multidisciplinary artist, working as a professional dancer, theater/performance artist and visual artist. She is a co-founder and actor in the poet’s theater group, GASP and worked with Denver’s Splintered Light Theater on a full-length production of Ic, for which she composed the soundscore. She has an ongoing text/image collaboration, Memory is a Future Tense, with artist Lu Cong. Serena currently teaches in the MFA program at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00pm
Eaton Humanities, 135
1610 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309
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