Orison Books dual book launch with Jessie van Eerden & Sam Roxas-Chua

Local publisher Orison Books, a literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad range of perspectives,  presents The Long Weeping: Portrait Essays by Jessie van Eerden and Echolalia in Script: A Collection of Asemic Writing by Sam Roxas-Chua. Join us for what is sure to be the kick-off of great Asheville-grown, highly-literary events in 2018.

Jessie van Eerden is the author of two novels, Glorybound (WordFarm), recipient of the 2012 Editor’s Choice Fiction Prize from Foreword Reviews, and My Radio Radio (Vandalia Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in The Oxford American, Image, Cimarron Review, The River Teeth Reader, and Best American Spiritual Writing, among other places. Van Eerden received an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa in 2007 and was awarded the 2007-2008 Milton Fellowship at Image and Seattle Pacific University for work on her first novel. She currently directs the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
 
Sam Roxas-Chua is a poet and visual artist living in Eugene, Oregon. He is the owner of The Poetry Loft, a small business dedicated to community writing workshops and the promotion of poets and writers. Roxas-Chua holds an MFA from Pacific University. A chapbook of his poems, Fawn Language, was published by Tebot Bach in 2013, and a full-length collection, Saying Your Name Three Times Underwater, was released by Lithic Press in 2017.
 

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
The Long Weeping: Portrait Essays Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780996439756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orison Books - November 7th, 2017

Echolalia in Script: A Collection of Asemic Writing Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780996439749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orison Books - December 5th, 2017