Pegasus Reading Series: Aguilar, Craggett, Whalen, and Smooth Gravy

What: Pegasus Reading Series
When: May 25, 7 pm
Where: Kettle Arts Gallery, 2650 Main St. (Deep Ellum)
Hosted by: Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie

Pegasus Reading Series is a monthly series presented by WordSpace showcasing writers in the North Texas area and beyond. Named Best Poetry Night by the Dallas Observer in 2015, Sebastian Paramo and Courtney Marie host.

LESLIE MARIE AGUILAR originally hails from the heartland of Texas. She has served as the Poetry Editor of Indiana Review and received her MFA from Indiana University. She is the recipient of a National Society of Arts and Letters Chapter Career Award, the David E. Albright Memorial Award, and the Washington Square Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Bellingham Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Ninth Letter, Rattle, Spillway, Sonora Review, and Southern Indiana Review among others. Her chapbook, Mesquite Manual, was published by New Delta Review in 2015. She is a Fine Arts Work Center fellow.

COURTNEY CRAGGETT recently completed her doctorate in creative writing and Chicano/a literature at the University of North Texas, where she taught English and served as the American Literary Review’s Assistant Fiction Editor. Her own fiction appears in Mid-American Review, Washington Square Review, Juked, Word Riot, and Monkeybicycle, among others, and was featured on Ploughshares’ blog. Her reviews appear in American Microreviews and Interviews. Courtney lives, writes, and teaches in Denton, TX and is working toward finishing her novel and turning her dissertation, a collection of short stories, into a book.

JENNIFER WHALEN is Texas State University’s 2015-2016 writer-in-residence at the L.D. & LaVerne Harrell Clark House in Smithville, Texas. She served as the poetry editor for Front Porch Journal, and her poems can be found or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, New South, Day One, & elsewhere. She currently teaches college English & co-hosts the reading series Everything Is Bigger in Austin, Texas.

and Smooth Gravy!!


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