About

Pegasus Reading Series is a literary series based in Dallas, TX.

The mission of Pegasus Reading Series is to bridge together literary communities and writers in Dallas and across the nation.

Named ‘Best Poetry Night’ by The Dallas Observer in 2015.



HISTORY:

Pegasus Reading Series was founded in 2014 by poets Sebastian Paramo and Robert Torres in the DIY space, Two Bronze Doors in Dallas, TX. Since then, Pegasus Reading Series has featured dozens of writers from the Southwest and across the country. With the help of sponsors, the series was able to pay a small honorarium to its writers. Since its founding, all hosting and coordination of the series have been done by the hosts.

When Torres left in 2015, Courtney Marie joined forces with Sebastian to host and curate the series. In 2016, both poets joined forces to organize and curate Deep Ellum Lit Hop.

In 2019, Mag Gabbert decided to take over as co-host after Courtney left to pursue other projects and it’s been going strong ever since!



ABOUT YOUR HOSTS:

Sebastián Hasani Páramo is the son of Mexican immigrants. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, The Kenyon Review Online, Cosmonauts Avenue, Southwest Review, Salt Hill, & North American Review, among others. He is the Editor-in-Chief of THE BOILERHe has received scholarships and awards from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center. He holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Denton, Texas as a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas, where he is the Rossetti Broadside Prize Editor for American Literary Review. 

Mag Gabbert holds a Ph.D. in creative writing from Texas Tech University and an MFA from The University of California at Riverside. Her essays and poems have been published in 32 PoemsStirringThe RumpusThrushAnomaly, Phoebe,Birmingham Poetry Review, and many other journals. Mag teaches creative writing at Southern Methodist University and for Writing Workshops Dallas; she serves as an associate editor for Underblong Journal. For more information, please visit maggabbert.com.