riverback in a brand new location, the brickyard south (171 south blvd.)
celebrating new reading manager, taylor gorman and the prose stylings of mary b. sellers
as well as unlikely book's kingpin, jonathan penton's book release of standards of sadiddy
Taylor Gorman's work has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Cutbank, Passages North, and The New Orleans Review. He received his MFA from Wichita State University and currently lives in Baton Rouge, LA.
Mary B. Sellers is pursuing her MFA in fiction at Louisiana State University. Originally from Jackson, MS, she now lives in Baton Rouge with her dog, Daisy Buchanan. She tries to teach freshmen English Composition, but most of the time feels like a failed, stand-up comedian. She's also the social media and blog editor over at New Delta Review. Important activities include: drinking wine and eating tacos on a regular basis. She has pieces published or forthcoming in Permafrost (Pushcart nomination, '15), Maudlin House, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and Literary Orphans. She wants to be a mermaid when she grows up.
In 1998, Jonathan Penton founded UnlikelyStories.org. Since then, he has lent editorial and management assistance to a number of literary and artistic ventures, such as MadHat, Inc. and Big Bridge. He has organized literary performances, and performed himself, in places like Arkansas, California, Chihuahua, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Washington, state and DC. His poetry books are Last Chap (Vergin’ Press, 2004), Blood and Salsa and Painting Rust (Unlikely Books, 2006), Prosthetic Gods (New Sins Press/Winged City Chapbooks, 2008), and Standards of Sadiddy (Lit Fest Press, 2016).