Epiphany Magazine Fall/Winter Issue Launch, with readings by: Hannah Lillith Assadi, Jamel Brinkley, Heikki Huotari, Robert Lopez, Emily Luan.
Hannah Lillith Assadi received her MFA in fiction from the Columbia University School of the Arts. She was raised in Arizona and lives in Brooklyn. Sonora (SOHO), her first novel, was published in 2017.
Jamel Brinkley was born in Virginia and raised in New York City. He has degrees from Columbia University and recently graduated as a Dean’s Fellow from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is also a Kimbilio Fellow and has been awarded scholarships from the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Threepenny, LitMag, Glimmer Train, A Public Space, and Gulf Coast, and received a special mention in the 2016 Pushcart Prize anthology. He was the 2016-2017 Carol Houck-Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His new collection of stories, A Lucky Man, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in May 2018.
Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous journals, recently in The Journal and The Penn Review, and he is the winner of the 2016 Gambling the Aisle chapbook contest. His forthcoming books will be published by Lynx House, Willow Springs, and After The Pause.
Robert Lopez is the author of three novels, Part of the World (Calamari Press 2007), Kamby Bolongo Mean River (Dzanc Books 2009), and All Back Full (Dzanc Books 2017). He has also published two story collections, Asunder (Dzanc Books 2010) and Good People (Bellevue Literary Press 2016). He teaches at The New School, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and the Solstice low-residency MFA Program of Pine Manor College.
Emily Luan is a Taiwanese-American poet from Massachusetts. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from Middlebury College and is an MFA candidate in Poetry at Rutgers University-Newark.