Paula Nangle was raised by missionaries in the U.S. and southern Africa and now lives in Benton Harbor, Michigan where she is a psychiatric nurse. Her first novel, The Leper Compound, was published by Bellevue Literary Press earlier this year. She has published fiction in Michigan Quarterly Review, Blue Mesa Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Glimmer Train, among others.
John Rybicki currently teaches creative writing to inner-city children in his hometown of Detroit and serves as a guest lecturer at schools across the country. His poems and stories have appeared in North American Review, Field, Bomb, Alaska Quarterly Review, Ohio Review, Poetry East, and The Quarterly, as well as in numerous anthologies. His first book of poems, Traveling at High Speeds (New Issues Poetry Press), appeared in 1996, followed by Fire Psalm and Yellow-Haired Girl with Spider (March Street Press, 2002). His newest collection, We Bed Down Into Water, was published by Northwestern University Press earlier this year.
As always the reading will begin at 8pm at the Little Theatre. All are invited. Please help spread the word by inviting your students.