RHINO Reads! Open mic and featured readers Rochelle Hurt, and Allison Joseph, winner of the Paladin Award 4-25-14



Open Mike        6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Featured Readers        6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Brothers K

500 Main St.



Rochelle Hurt is the author of The Rusted City, a novel in poems published by White Pine Press (2014). Her work has been included in Best New Poets 2013, and she has been awarded literary prizes from Crab Orchard Review, Arts & Letters, Hunger Mountain, and Poetry International. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been also published in Mid-American Review, The Southeast Review, Kenyon Review Online, Image, RHINO, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from UNC Wilmington, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.

Allison Joseph is the author of What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand, 1992), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon, 1997), In Every Seam (Pittsburgh, 1997), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon, 2003) andWorldly Pleasures (Word Press, 2004). Her honors include the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize, fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences, and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She is editor and poetry editor of Crab Orchard Review and director of the Young Writers Workshop, an annual summer residential creative writing workshop for high school writers. She holds the Judge Williams Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship at Southern University of Illinois. She maintains the creative writing opportunities list serve CWROPPS, and in 2012 received the 2012 Garrett Award from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.  On April 8, 2014, she received an honorary doctorate from Kenyon College. She is the recipient of the 2014 Paladin Award from RHINO.

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