Writers on Remembrance: A Reading by Local Houston Writers

Jeannie Gambill’s poetry has appeared in Gulf Coast, Cenizo, The Weight of Addition: An Anthology of Texas Poetry, Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston, and the Texas Poetry Calendars of 2011 and 2012. She was recipient of the 2011 Dana Award for Poetry. Jeannie was a winner in the ARTlines Competition (2012), and she has been a featured poet in Houston’s Public Poetry Reading Series, and a finalist in the Ruth G. Hardman/Nimrod Poetry Competition. She lives in Bellaire, Texas.
Hillary Brooks Houle is a creative writer and teacher in Bellaire, TX. She has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Communications from American University. She serves as the faculty sponsor for Light & Shadow, a nationally recognized student literary magazine. Her non-fiction work has appeared in USA Today, and her poetry, most recently, in Poet Lore.
Eric Avera has been a regular participant in InPrint’s summer writing workshops, and he is a founding member of F Team, a long-standing critique-based writing group in Houston. He has written numerous short stories and poems that remain as yet unpublished, although a few of his poems and a short fiction piece have been printed in his school’s annual literary publication Light and Shadow. Eric is a science teacher by profession, but he also enjoys singing, deejaying, paper and bead crafts, reading, and (of course) writing. He is nearing completion of the initial draft of his first novel-length project.
Amber Criswell is a native Texan and lives in Southeast Houston. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Houston - Clear Lake with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. A former high school English teacher, Amber taught Creative Writing and was the faculty advisor for the school literary magazine. Primarily a fiction writer, she has been both a guest at writing conventions and published in literary magazines. Her last publication was a flash fiction piece, 15, featured in the online journal Apocrypha and Abstractions. When stuck on a piece, Amber finds nothing more helpful than taking a quick walk around the neighborhood. In her spare time, she enjoys creating recipes, traveling to places where she does not speak the language, and urban exploration.
Jennifer Stephan Kapral writes poetry, non-fiction, and fiction. She was born in the shadows of steel mills in Western PA and studied creative non-fiction at the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Houston, TX, and enjoys spending time by the bayous with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.