Virtual Panel with Tiffany Cates, Beth Alvarado, Irene Cooper, & Brigitte Lewis
In M-Theory, Donovan James dissects the lives of his fellow commuters until the morning his attentions are caught by the lady in the blue coat and her smile. The moment is fleeting, but it upends everything he believes to be true about himself and those around him. Revolving around two deaths, M-theory is a noir fiction novel that provides all the thrills of a police procedural, while scrutinizing those procedures. An engrossing study in humanity among America’s societal, spiritual, and moral tensions, Cates writes a story that is as inventive and intelligent as it is entertaining.
TIFFANY CATES spent five years navigating Chicago’s transit and weather systems before moving to Oregon and earning her MFA in Creative Writing from Oregon State University. Influenced by her degrees in philosophy and psychology, Cates writes around themes of personhood, matters of freewill, and the distance between self and other.
Jillian in the Borderlands: A Cycle of Rather Dark Tales is BETH ALVARADO's fourth book. She has written extensively about her experiences as a Euro-American woman marrying into a Mexican-American family and spent most of her life in Arizona. Her essay collection, Anxious Attachments, won a 2020 Oregon Book Award.
IRENE COOPER is the author of Committal, poet-friendly spy-fy about family from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press, & spare change, from Finishing Line Press. Writings appear in The Feminist Wire, Phoebe, Utterance, The Denver Quarterly, The Manifest-Station, The Rumpus, & elsewhere. Irene co-edits The Stay Project & teaches in community in Oregon.
BRIGITTE LEWIS is a writer born in Gold Country & destined for speculation. Her chapbook Origin Stories reimagines biblical tales from a modern perspective. Her writing has appeared in The Southampton Review, DIAGRAM, Foglifter, The Bellingham Review and elsewhere.
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