Part of the Writers Place Reading Series. Originally from Tulsa, Nicole Callihan writes poems, stories and essays. Her work has appeared in, Painted Bride Quarterly, North American Review, and Cream City Review, among others. A finalist for the Iowa Review’s Award for Literary Nonfiction, she was named as Notable Reading for Best American Non-required Reading and awarded Best of the Net 2010 for fiction. Her first collection of poems will be published in 2014. James Tolan is author of Mass of the Forgotten and the chapbooks Red Walls and Fresh Fruit and Gravity. He is an associate professor at the City University of New York and lives in Brooklyn. Jo McDougall’s books include the poetry collections Dirt and Satisfied with Havoc, and a memoir, Daddy’s Money. She has won awards from the Academy of American Poets, DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest foundation, and poems have appeared in journals such as The Georgia Review, The Hudson Review, the Kenyon Review, and New Letters.