Literary Magazines & the Mixed Experience
We were excited to have writers Gerald Maa and Michael Noll led by moderator Jedah Mayberry talk about the role that literary magazines are becoming involved with highlighting the stories of the Mixed experience.
Gerald Maa is an editor-in-chief of the Asian American Literary Review. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is currently a PhD student at the University of California, Irvine studying British Romanticism.
Michael Noll teaches writing at Texas State University and independent workshops and craft seminars in Austin and New Mexico. He edits Read to Write Stories, a site that offers writing exercises based on published stories, novel excerpts, and essays. His work has been published at American Short Fiction, Narrative Magazine, Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, and The Owls. He was the writer in residence at the Katherine Anne Porter House in Kyle, TX, and is currently at work on a story collection set in rural Kansas and a novel, Seven Attacks of the Dead. Find him on Twitter and his website.
Jedah Mayberry is an emerging fiction writer, born in New York, raised in southeastern CT, the backdrop for his fiction debut released in March 2013 by River Grove Books. He was a top ten finalist for the 2013 Best New Author Award sponsored by the National Black Book Festival. He also garnered honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s April 2012 Family Matters Short Story Contest. The Texas Association of Authors named the Unheralded King of Preston Plains Middle 1st in Multi-Cultural Fiction. He currently resides with his wife and teenage daughters in Austin, TX.