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Reading at BIG BIG MESS in Akron, OH

  • Annabell's Bar & Lounge 784 West Market Street Akron, Ohio 44303 United States (map)

Joining Noy Holland will be Imad Rahman & Nicholas Reali.

A native of Karachi, Pakistan who immigrated to the United States at age 18 to attend college, Imad Rahman was an assistant professor of English at Kansas State University, and, as of 2008, is an assistant professor of English at Cleveland State University. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, and holds a Master of Arts from Ohio University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. He was the James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2001–2002. His first short story collection, I Dream of Microwaves, was published in 2004. His most recent work can be found in Gulf Coast, Willow Springs, One Story, New England Review, the anthology "xo Orpheus," and others.

Nicholas Reali is an Air Force veteran living in Akron, Ohio. A recent MFA graduate from The University of Akron, his fiction has been published in Citron Review, Gulf Stream, and others.

Readings start at 7pm