Loft Mentor Series Reading with Laura Flynn
Location: The Loft at Open Book (Performance Hall)
Day of the Week: Friday
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
• Regular: $10.00
• Member: $5.00
The Loft proudly presents a 2016-2017 Loft Mentor Series Reading with mentor Laura Flynn and participants Anthony Ceballos (poetry) and Trisha Collopy (fiction).
Advanced tickets guarantee a general admission seat and help cover the Loft's costs to host the event. Pay-what-you-can tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to the event on a first-come, first-served basis. No one turned away for lack of funds. Doors open 30 minutes before the event. Seating is general admission (not assigned).
Laura Flynn was born and raised in San Francisco. She is the author of Swallow the Ocean: A Memoir (Counterpoint, 2008), which chronicles life growing up with her mother's catastrophic mental illness. It was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, and a BookSense Notable Pick for March 2008. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota. She was a participant in the 2006-2007 Loft Mentorship Series, a recipient of a 2008 Jerome/SASE Award for emerging artists, and a 2009-2010 Bush Foundation Artist Fellow. Flynn is the editor of Eyes of the Heart: Seeking a Path for the Poor in the Age of Globalization by Jean-Bertrand Aristide (Common Courage Press, 2000). Her essay "Carrefour" was selected for Best Women's Travel Writing 2011 (Traveler's Tales). She teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Hamline University, and at The Loft Literary Center.
Anthony Ceballos received his BFA from the Creative Writing program at Hamline University in 2015. He has been a guest on KFAI’s Write on Radio and Fresh Fruit radio programs and has read for the Intermedia Arts Queer Voices Reading Series, Minneapolis Community and Technical College's Night of Native American Music and Poetry and The Many Faces of Two-Spirit People gallery show at Two Rivers Art Gallery in Minneapolis. In 2014 he won the George Henry Bridgeman Poetry Award from Hamline University for his poem “Walking Across Soil.” His work has been featured in The Fulcrum and Yellow Medicine Review. He can be found in various coffee shops and music stores around South Minneapolis when he’s not waiting for a bus.
Trisha Collopy is a writer, book reviewer and copy editor who lives ten minutes from the St. Paul house she grew up in. Her journalism has appeared in the Washington Post, the Star Tribune and many other publications. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Blithe House Quarterly, rock, paper, scissors and the anthology Queer and Celtic. She is currently finishing her MFA thesis in fiction at Hamline University.