Gayle Brandeis grew up in the Chicago area and has been writing poems and stories since she was four years old. She is the author of many titles, including Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write, the novel The Book of Dead Birds, which won Barbara Kingsolver’s Bellwether Prize for Fiction of Social Engagement. Her latest, Many Restless Concerns: The Victims of Countess Bathory Speak in Chorus was published by Black Lawrence Press and is now available.
Oleta Bryson presents a collection of extraordinary stories gleaned from life experiences in It’s All About Perspective: Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life.
Also, a poem read by Anthony Peyton Porter titled “Domestic Situation” by Ernest Hilbert