On Friday, August 14, 2015, starting at 7 p.m., Books on the Square in Providence, Rhode Island, will host a special event — An Evening with Scott and Zelda: Celebrating The Great Gatsby Anthology.  The evening is free and open to the public — attendees are encouraged to dress in Roaring Twenties attire!

Four East Coast contributors to The Great Gatsby Anthology — a collection of poetry & prose from 80 authors inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel — will read selections from the anthology published by Silver Birch Press in June 2015.  Our thanks to Sam Cha, Jean L. Kreiling, Kathryn Kulpa, and Marybeth Rua-Larsen for joining in this celebration — with a special thank you to Kathryn for organizing the event!


WHAT: An Evening with Scott and Zelda: Celebrating The Great Gatsby Anthology

WHEN: Friday, August 14, 2015, starting at 7:00pm

WHERE: Books on the Square, 471 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906

sam chaSam Cha received his MFA from UMass Boston in 2013, where he was the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the Academy of American Poets Award. His work has appeared (or is forthcoming from) apt, Better, Cleaver, decomP, Memorious, Printer’s Devil Review, and a few other places. Poetry editor at Radius, he lives and writes in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Jean L. Kreiling is the author of the recently published collection The Truth in Dissonance (Kelsay Books, 2014). Her work has appeared widely in print and online journals, including American Arts Quarterly, Angle, The Evansville Review, Measure, and Mezzo Cammin, as well as in several anthologies. She is a past winner of the String Poet Prize and the Able Muse Write Prize, and has been a finalist for the Frost Farm Prize, the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award, and the Richard Wilbur Poetry Award.


Kathryn Kulpa fell in love with The Great Gatsby in ninth grade and proceeded to read everything by Fitzgerald she could find. She is the author of the award-winning short story collection Pleasant Drugs (Mid-List Press) and has published fiction in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Monkeybicycle, NANO Fiction, and Smokelong Quarterly. Her short story “Lights Out: Zelda at Highland Hospital,” inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald, was featured in the anthology Up, Do Flash Fiction by Women Writers.

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Marybeth Rua-Larsen lives on the south coast of Massachusetts and teaches at Bristol Community College. Her poems, essays, flash fiction, and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in American Arts Quarterly, The Raintown Review, Cleaver, Measure, Literary Orphans, and Unsplendid, among others. She won the 2011 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition in Poetry in Galway, Ireland, and her chapbook Nothing In-Between was published by Barefoot Muse Press.