A Panel Of Readers In Celebration Of Ashley Wagner's EAST COAST BLUES
Ashley Wagner’s debut book, East Coast Blues, is a two-part meditation on the meaning of home, which ultimately asks its readers to care for one another. What better way to celebrate its entrance into the world than with a full panel of writers and supporters from Baltimore and beyond? Join us at The Ivy Bookshop’s sibling shop, Bird in Hand, at 11 E. 33rd St, for an evening of reading, writing, and community. (And tasty treats and drinks!)
Ashley Wagner’s poetry has appeared in Foglifter, Whale Road Review, Remington Review, Door is A Jar, and Grub Street, among others. She holds a graduate degree in creative writing from Towson University. She edits poetry for LIGEIA and runs small writing groups over Zoom. When she’s not editing, you can find her taking long walks through Baltimore and roller skating at the local park. East Coast Blues is her first book.
Andrew Felsher is a writer based in New York City. His fiction and essays have appeared in São Paulo Review, Fiction Writers Review, Action, Spectacle and elsewhere. He’s also the Editor of 128 Lit, an international print and online literary magazine.
Mahdis Marzooghian is cofounder and editor-in-chief of Five on the Fifth, established in 2015. She has a master’s in Professional Writing from Towson University. She is an editor and content writer based in Baltimore, Maryland and is currently Assistant Managing Editor at Weiss Ratings. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the Miso for Life anthology, Heartwood Literary Magazine, Welter Literary Journal (print), Mud Season Review, Adirondack Review, BULL Men’s Fiction, Lunch Ticket, and most recently in Arkana Literary Journal, where her piece won the Editor’s Choice Award. Mahdis’ debut novel, Death Has None, is forthcoming from Austin Macauley Publishers. The first chapter of her novel was long-listed in The Voyage Journal’s Spring 2021 First Chapters Contest. Mahdis is a founding member of the PRWR Towson University Alumni Alliance Writers Retreat program at Still Point, WV.
Matt Lee is the author of Crisis Actor (tragickal books). His writing has appeared in Always Crashing, Oomph!, ergot, Occulum, X-R-A-Y, and elsewhere. He is a founding editor of LIGEIA. Lee has also produced numerous original works for the stage. He lives in Maryland with his wife and son.