Degrees of Writing: Tim Fitts, Kirsten Kaschock, and Cameron MacKenzie bring an evening of poetry and fiction to Big Blue Marble.
Tim Fitts is the author of two short story collections: Hypothermia (MadHat Press) an Go Home and Cry for Yourselves (Xavier Review Press), and his novel, The Soju Club, was published by Loupe in 2016 as a Korean translation. His stories have been published by Granta, The Gettysburg Review, Shenandoah, among others. He is on the editorial staff of the Painted Bride Quarter and is a frequent guest on the Painted Bride Quarterly’s podcast, SLUSH PILE. He currently teaches in the Liberal Arts Department of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Kirsten Kaschock is the author of three books of poetry: Unfathoms (Slope Editions), A Beautiful Name for a Girl (Ahsahta Press), and The Dottery, winner of the Donald Hall Prize for poetry from AWP (University of Pittsburgh Press). Her debut novel, Sleight, a work of speculative fiction, was published by Coffee House Press. A chapbook WindowBoxing is out from Bloof Books. She has earned PhDs from the University of Georgia in English and from Temple University in dance and has taught creative writing at the University of Georgia, the University of the Arts, Muhlenberg College, and St. Lawrence University. She is the editor-in-chief of thINKing DANCE (an online consortium of Philadelphia dance writers) and is on faculty at Drexel University.
Cameron MacKenzie is the author of The Beginning of His Excellent and Eventful Career (MadHat Press). He has a Ph.D. in Literature and has been published in SubStance, symploke, The Cormac McCarthy Journal, Permafrost, and The Michigan Quarterly Review, and has pieces in The Waste Land at 90: A Retrospective (Rodopi 2011) and Edward P. Jones: New Essays (Whetstone 2012).