Writers' Block Live! with Trevor Kaiser Allred, Shauna Barbosa, and Liz Harmer

Writers’ Block Live! with Trevor Kaiser Allred, Shauna Barbosa, and Liz Harmer. This reading series aims to highlight and discuss writers across various genres and fields.

Trevor Kaiser Allred is a writer, community advocate, and arts enthusiast. He has collaborated with many writers and artists working as the Community Manager at 1888 and as a poet at The dA Center for the Arts. While earning his Master’s in creative writing and critical theory at Cal State Fullerton, he mentored numerous students and campaigned for foreign language learning.

Shauna Barbosa‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, the Awl, Colorado Review, No Tokens Journal, the Atlas Review, PANK, wildness, Foundry, and others. She received her MFA from Bennington College. Her first book, Cape Verdean Blues, is forthcoming in Spring 2018 from Pitt Poetry Series.

Liz Harmer is a Canadian writer living in California, where she’s currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing from Chapman University. Her essays, stories, and reviews have been published widely. In 2014 she won a National Magazine Award for Personal Journalism, and was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her first novel, the Amateurs, comes out in April with Knopf Canada.

Writers’ Block is a bi-weekly podcast that highlights the work of writers, poets, scientists, musicians, and more to find the story behind the pieces. Host Mike Gravagno digs into his guests work the same way he digs into pie, voraciously and without pretension, because you don’t have to be high-falutin to enjoy talking about art. Writers’ Block is a joint venture from YourPopFilter.com and Anastamos, Chapman University’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Journal, and is available wherever you get your podcasts.