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River Styx Virtual Event –– March 11

River Styx Virtual Event –– March 11

Publishing great new writing is only one of many exciting things we're doing this year at River Styx. Another is hosting great literary events! On March 11th, we're showcasing some amazing talent on Facebook Live. 

The reading will feature fiction by Meera Rohit Kumbhani (her story "Lest She Go Off" is forthcoming in River Styx 107 (on preorder right now), creative nonfiction by Rajiv Mohabir (read his two essays we published online last fall), and poetry by Katy Chrisler (also published online last fall).

Meera Rohit Kumbhani (she/her) is an Indian-American writer, actor, and performer. As an actor she works in television, film, and theater. Her writing has been published in Pithead Chapel, Carve Magazine, SAND, and more. She has degrees in Acting from Columbia University and Neurobiology from UC Berkeley and lives in California with her two young children.

Poet, memoirist, and translator, Rajiv Mohabir is the author of four books of poetry including Whale Aria (Four Way Books 2023), Cutlish (Four Way Books 2021) which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and recipient of the Eric Hoffer Medal Provocateur. His poetry and nonfiction have been finalists for the 2022 PEN/America Open Book Award, the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry and in Nonfiction, the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction, and both second place and finalist for the Guyana Prize for Literature in 2022 (poetry and memoir respectively). His translations have won the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the American Academy of Poets in 2020. He is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Katy Chrisler is a poet and nonfiction writer based in Texas. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior ReviewCrazyhorseThe Volta, Tinhouse, and The Seattle Review among other publications. She has held residencies with the Vermont Studio Center, Land Arts of the American West and 100 West Corsicana.

After the reading we will hold a Q&A with the writers.

The event is hosted by River Styx Editor Deborah Taffa and Managing Editor Bryan Castille and is free and open to the public. 

You can RSVP here


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