Eric Shonkwiler will be winding his way across the country on a book tour through the Southwest, South, Midwest, Rustbelt, East Coast, and New England throughout September and October, 2014. He will read at various bookstores, bars, and coffee shops, alongside some good company, in support of his acclaimed debut novel, Above All Men.
At Nightbird Books, Eric will be joined by locals Kara Bibb, Benjamin Del Shreve, Kody Ford, and Rodney Wilhite Tuesday, September 9th at 7pm.
Eric Shonkwiler has had writing appear in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Fiddleblack, [PANK] Magazine, and Midwestern Gothic. He was born and raised in Ohio, received his MFA from The University of California Riverside, and has lived and worked in every contiguous U.S. time zone. His debut novel, Above All Men, is a Midwest Connections 2014 Pick and is available at Nightbird Books.
A resident of Little Rock, AR, Kara Bibb is a lover of poetry, music, and performing. She is the creator of the popular poetry blog, There Will Be Flowers and is currently working on her debut poetry collection to be published by The Idle Class Press in 2014.
Benjamin Del Shreve is a poet and an award-winning singer/songwriter whose albums, The Diamond, Brilliant & Charming, and Sleeping Sweetly, have garnered critical acclaim. He lives in Fayetteville with this dog Frank and teaches songwriting to children in his free time.
Rodney Wilhite is a native of rural Northeastern Oklahoma. His poems have appeared in Pleiades, 14 Hills, Cartographer, The Idle Class, Art Amiss 15, The Puritan, and Splash of Red. He teaches at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and lives in Fayetteville with his wife and infant daughter.