Mindy Falnes' 18th Annual Creative Writing Awards
Celebrate National Poetry Month
Winners of the creative writing contest will be announced and invited to read. Presenting guest reader,
Valerie Bandura, author of Freak Show.
Valerie Bandura's first book is Freak Show (Black Lawrence Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, Alaska Quarterly Review, Cimarron, Mid-American Review, Third Coast, and the Best New Poets anthology, among others, and is forthcoming in ZYZZVA. Born in the former Soviet Union, she received degrees from Columbia University and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, where she served as the Joan Beebe Teaching Fellow. She teaches writing at Arizona State University.