Join us in celebrating the launch of Meghan Lamb’s novel Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace). With readings from Meghan, J.Scott Brownlee, and Bridget Brewer (left to right, below). Meghan’s portion of the reading will incorporate visuals by Jason Pappariella.
A hybrid of fabulist and minimalist fiction, Silk Flowers details a woman’s mysterious illness from the dual perspectives of wife and husband, gesturing to issues of disability and female representation, troubling the language that surrounds cultural narratives of sickness and recovery.
Meghan Lamb is the recipient of an MFA in Fiction from Washington University and the 2018 Philip Roth Residence in Creative Writing. She is the author of the novel Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace, 2017), the poetry chapbook Letter to Theresa (dancing girl press, 2016), and the novella Sacramento (Solar Luxuriance, 2014). Her work has been featured in DIAGRAM, Passages North, Redivider, The Collagist, Nat. Brut, Black Sun Lit, and elsewhere.
Bridget Brewer is a writer, illustrator, educator, and performer based out of Austin, TX. The recipient of the Frances Mason Harris Book Prize and the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction, she is the author of the chapbook Little Animal (Awst Press), and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, Threadcount, DREGINALD, Black Sun Lit, and Ink Brick, among others. She holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University.
J. Scott Brownlee is the author of Requiem for Used Ignition Cap, winner of the 2015 Orison Poetry Prize, 2016 Bob Rush Memorial Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters, and a finalist for the Writer’s League of Texas Book Award. His chapbooks have received the 2013 Button Poetry Prize, the 2014 Robert Phillips Prize, and 2015 Tree Light Books Prize, and his poems appear in The Kenyon Review, Narrative Magazine, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. He teaches for Brooklyn Poets as a core faculty member and is a founding member of The Localists.