Jenny Yang Cropp and Luke Rolfes: November 12 & 13, 2015

Jenny Yang Cropp

Luke Rolfes
fiction writer and author of Flyover Country

Writing Workshop
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Room 202 & 203
Centennial Student Union

Craft Talk
3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Ostrander Auditorium
Centennial Student Union

Reading & Book Signing
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room 245
Centennial Student Union

Books will be available to purchase
Live music from 7:10 – 7:30 p.m. by Lightning Betty and the Joyful Fables

Jenny Yang Cropp is the author of one poetry collection, String Theory (Mongrel Empire Press, 2015), and one chapbook, Hanging the Moon (RockSaw Press, 2010). Her work was recently anthologized in Nodin Press’s Anthology of Poetry, and her poems have appeared in various journals including Ecotone, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Boxcar Poetry Review. She teaches English at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and is completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of South Dakota.

Luke Rolfes grew up outside of Des Moines, Iowa and currently teaches writing and literature at Northwest Missouri State University. His book Flyover Country won the Georgetown Review Press Short Story Collection Contest, and his stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals including North American Review, Bat City Review, Connecticut Review, Baltimore Review, and others. His fiction was featured on Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, won the Iron Horse Discovered Voices Contest, and was shortlisted by the Iowa Short Fiction Award, Spokane Prize, and Flannery O’Connor Award. He was chosen as a mentor in the AWP Spring 2015 “Writer to Writer” program, and he is as an editor for the Missouri-based magazine The Laurel Review.