1455 is happy to celebrate the recent release of our friend W. David Hubbard’s memoir Möbius: Meditations on Home.
After a special reading from this new work and a brief Q&A with 1455 Executive Director Sean Murphy, the virtual event will continue with an eclectic mix of local writers. The ongoing pandemic interrupted our monthly Spoken Word Thursdays at the amazing Hideaway Café, but this “reunion” signals the return of these readings, which will remain virtual and be streamed live to Hideaway’s Facebook page.
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Kelley Crowley is a late-blooming writer whose work has appeared in SUM, Memoir Mixtapes, the Pittsburgh PostGazette, and Corvus Review among others. She is currently working on an MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. She teaches in the Media and Communication department at Shenandoah University where she implores her students to listen to the words and not just nod to the beat.
Jessi Lewis grew up on a blueberry farm in rural Virginia. Influenced by a childhood in the mountains and the experiences of the women in her family, often there’s a hint of mythology, magic and oddity thrown into her work. Her essays, short stories and poems have been published in Oxford American, Carve, Sonora Review, The Pinch, Yemassee, and Appalachian Heritage, among others. Jessi’s novel manuscript, SHE SPOKE WIRE, was a finalist for the PEN/ Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Oxford American chose her short story, “False Morels,” as the 2018 Debut Fiction Winner. Her work has been supported by the Tin House Summer Workshop and Bread Loaf Environmental. Jessi has her MFA from West Virginia University. She now teaches writing in the Shenandoah Valley of VA.
Sean Murphy is founding director of 1455. He has appeared on NPR, and been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, AdAge, and others. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and served as writer-in-residence of the Noepe Center. His chapbook, The Blackened Blues, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. To read excerpts from his books and published work, visit him online at seanmurphy.net