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Split Lip Press & Friends

Please join us for an evening of great writing with Split Lip Press, featuring Sara La Cotti, Rachel Milligan, Ryan Eckes, Sam Herschel Wein. Hosted by Split Lip Press editor Amanda Miska.

Sara La Cotti is a current NEOMFA student at Cleveland State University for Creative Nonfiction. Her work is upcoming in a summer issue of Split Lip Magazine. When not writing, Sara is usually napping.

 Rachel Milligan is the author of Queen Carrion, chosen by Mary Ruefle as a finalist in the BOAAT Press 2015 Summer Chapbook Competition. She graduated from Temple University, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program in Chinese. Her work can be found in Sixth Finch, The Iowa Review, BOAAT, smoking glue gun, and elsewhere.

Dina L. Relles lives and writes in rural Pennsylvania. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Atticus Review, matchbook, Paper Darts, CHEAP POP, Barrelhouse online, and River Teeth, among others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a prose poetry reader at Pithead Chapel and penning her first book—a memoir in micro-prose. Find her at or @DinaLRelles.

Ryan Eckes  is a poet from Philadelphia. His other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011) and General Motors (Split Lip Press, 2018). He has worked as an adjunct professor at many colleges and in recent years as a labor organizer in education. He was the recipient of a 2016 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. 

 Sam Herschel Wein  lives in Chicago and specializes in aimless frolicking. He is a poetry editor for The Blueshift Journal and is co-founder of a new journal, Underblong. Recent work has appeared in Vinyl Poetry, Pretty Owl Poetry, and Connotation Press, among others. His chapbook, Fruit Mansion, won the 2017 Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest from Split Lip Press.



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