Christopher Soden, Jean Lamberty, Sanderia Smith

Christopher Soden, Jean Lamberty, Sanderia Smith
When: Wednesday June 8th, 2011
Where: Paperbacks Plus, 6115 La Vista

WordSpace is made up of working writers and educators. We are please to present three Board Members in this reading sponsored by Ricardo Avila’s Mextopia

Christopher Soden received his MFA in Writing (Poetry) from Vermont College in January 2005. He is a writer, teacher, lecture, performer and critic. In August 2010 he received a full fellowship to Lambda Literary Foundation’s Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. In 2007, his performance piece : Queer Anarchy received Dallas Voice’s People’s Voice Award for Best Stage Performance. He is a board member of WordSpace. Additional honors include: Dallas Public Library’s Distinguished Poets of Dallas, Poetry Society of America’s Poetry in Motion Series, Founding Member, President and President Emeritus of The Dallas Poets Community. He was a finalist for The Dobie Paisano Fellowship, LSU Outworks Drama Festival, Pudding House, Robin Becker and Refined Savage Chapbook Contests. His work has appeared in : Ganymede, Poetic Voices Without Borders 2, The Texas Observer, Sentence, Borderlands, Cafe Review, Off the Rocks, The James White Review, Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians, Best Texas Writing 2.

Jean Lamberty has been an educator in a variety of roles for the past 17 years. Her publications include An Extreme Risk, Illya’s Honey, and the next issue of Sentence. She has also been a juried poet in the Houston Poetry Festival and received an honorable mention in the Poetic Friends of The Bridge poetry contest.

Sanderia Faye is the pseudonym for Sanderia Smith. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University and has taught classes at Florida Community College, Central Texas College, Mesa Community College, Arizona State University and Andre House Homeless Shelter in Phoenix, Arizona and at the Writers’ Garrett in Dallas, Texas. An excerpt from her upcoming novel “Freedom of Choice” appeared in Mythium Literary Journal and another will appear in Jennifer Wallach’s forthcoming book Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas, 1962-1967. She was accepted to Diary Hollow and Vermont Studio Center, Writers Residency, and received numerous grants and Scholarships to writers conferences and workshops. Sanderia is currently a Ph.D candidate at the University of Texas Dallas, and expects to complete her novel this winter.


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