Join us for a FREE monthly reading series, Malvern’s Multi-Verse, in which we explore the infinite possible (multi)verses of Austin’s boundless literary universe! Space-time might be flat and stretch out infinitely, but Malvern’s Multi-Verse is well-rounded, lasts for about an hour, and includes free cookies! Yes indeed, it’s the best of all possible worlds…
This month we have something rather special: our curmudgeon-in-chief Dr. Joe will interview Malvern’s own Annar Veröld and Schandra Madha, hosts of our ever-so-popular I Scream Social monthly reading series. I Scream Social features women-identified writers from the Austin community (and beyond)… as well as, as the name would suggest, free locally crafted ice cream. The series debuted in June 2015 and was initially intended to run for the summer, but proved such a hit that it’s now a permanent monthly fixture—and Annar and Schandra are editing an anthology of writing from the Scream, due for publication Fall 2018.
Annar Veröld is a Honduran-American poet, screenwriter, and artist based out of Austin, Texas. She proudly co-curates the monthly feminist reading series I Scream Social, and is currently writing and directing a post-apocalyptic comedic tragedy short film titled Ophelia, In Between.
Schandra Abigail Madha is a chronic student, cross-genre writer on hiatus, and one half of a double scoop co-host sundae for the monthly I Scream Social feminist reading series. She earned a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015, during which time she was awarded the Fania Kruger Fellowship for Fiction of Social Vision and was a finalist for the Regents’ Outstanding Arts & Humanities Award in Poetry. She is currently back at UT pursuing a BS in Microbiology with an eye towards a graduate degree in Astrobiology.