Washington Square Reads: The 2023 Live Reading Event

Washington Square Reads Author Event will be on October 23, 2023, starting at 7:00 p.m. EDT (EST) via Livestream. 11 authors from the Summer 2023 Washington Square Review will read from their pieces.Authors reading, in order of presenting:Taffeta Chime

Taffeta Chime is a lifelong writer, poet, and editor, with several pieces published and many awards for her writing. She currently works as a freelancer in Tennessee with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.Aileen Basis

Aileen Bassis, a visual artist and poet. She received two artist residencies in poetry to the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Her chapbook, “The Other Side of the Mirror” is published by Dark Onus Press.Akshita ChaudhuriMelissa Elmes

Melissa Ridley Elmes is a Virginia native currently living in Missouri in an apartment that delightfully approximates a hobbit hole. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Elgin, Rhysling, and Dwarf Star awards of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.Brendan Boyle

Brendan Boyle is an occasional poet living in East Lansing. He belongs to a writers group called the Reluctant Writers, an assemblage of good friends who write in a variety of genres.Carole Greenfield

Carole Greenfield grew up in Colombia and lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches English Language Learners at a public elementary school. Her work has appeared in such places as The Plenitudes, Glacial Hills Review, Humana Obscura and Sky Island Journal. Her first collection, Weathering Agents, was published by Beltway Publishing earlier this year.Sunayna Pal

Sunayna Pal was born and raised in Mumbai, India,  now calls Maryland home, where she resides with her family. She has made her literary mark with her debut poetry book, Refugees in Their Own Country (B&W Fountain), which explores the Partition of India. Beyond her writing, Sunayna serves as the Director of The Poetry Academy and is dedicated to the practice of Heartfulness meditation. Kayla Branstetter

Kayla Branstetter is a published writer, an award-winning artist, and Tedx speaker from Missouri. She is writing a nonfiction book about women telling their stories. She is currently an English Instructor at Crowder College.

CS Griffel

C.S. Griffel is a community college English instructor. She has an MFA in creative writing and an MA in Rhetoric. She has several short stories published in a variety of journals. When she’s not grading papers, she is probably watching classic movies and arguing with her husband about who gets to snuggle the dogs.Caroline Wilkinson

Caroline Wilkinson’s poetry has appeared in DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, Sonora Review, descant, Permafrost, and elsewhere. She lives and teaches in Maine, having recently moved from Tennessee where she received her Ph.D. in creative writing.DA Henneman

D.A. Henneman writes stories infused with Fantasy, Romance, and the occasional Werewolf, which take her readers on a magical journey and give her characters more than they originally signed on for.

Washington Square Reads: the 2022 live reading event.

The Washington Square Review hosted a public, live-stream event on Tuesday, April 19 from 6-8:30 EST.
Click below to watch the live stream of the event.

The Washington Square Review authors read work accepted for publication in the Summer 2022 issue.

Washington Square Reads

LCC’s creative-writing community came together for an evening of connection and celebration on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021. This online event, celebrating the relaunch of LCC’s own literary journal The Washington Square Review, was an opportunity for everyone who is part of the LCC community to share their creative work by reading live for a virtual audience. Students, faculty, staff, alum, and all LCC community members were welcome to read their poetry, fiction, lyrics, or creative non-fiction.

We plan to have more Washington Square Reads events in the future.  Please join us!

These events generally don’t have a specific theme or topic requirements. All we ask is that readers keep to the maximum time per reader, 10 minutes.

If you are interested in reading at a future Washington Square Reads event, contact Professor Melissa Lucken at wsr@star.lcc.edu . Include your name, title, and type of work (poetry, fiction, etc.).

In the meantime, please listen, watch, and enjoy this recording of our Washington Square Reads event from April 2021: