Cheap Beer & Prose: Aaron Counts, Wilson Diehl, Michelle Goodman, Willie Fitzgerald
You can’t spell beautiful prose without a P, B, and R! Guzzle cheap beer with fantastic prosies Aaron Counts, Wilson Diehl, Michelle Goodman, and Willie Fitzgerald.
In his writing career, Aaron Counts has written, read and taught with professors, prisoners, dropouts & scholars (if pressed to pick his favorite, he’s probably say the dropouts). He is the co-author of the non-fiction text Reclaiming Black Manhood, and is a long-time lecturer on the subject of race and social justice. His writing has recently appeared in Specter Magazine, Bestiary, Aldebaran Review and Rufous City Review. Aaron is an artist-in-residence with the Writers-in-the-Schools program, and he holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia.
Wilson Diehl’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Babble, Fit Pregnancy, The Seattle Times, Seattle Metropolitan, Teachers & Writers Magazine, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Iowa and has been teaching writing since 2000. She’s currently working on a collection of personal essays about the hazards of marriage and motherhood. You can find more on her website, Not Quite What I Expected.
Michelle Goodman is the award-winning author of The Anti 9-to-5 Guide and My So-Called Freelance Life. Her essays and journalism have appeared in dozens of publications, including Salon, Vice, Bust, The Magazine, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Seattle magazine, and several anthologies. She’s currently writing a book called Crap Job: How to Make the Most of the Job You Hate, which Seal Press will publish in 2015.
Willie Fitzgerald is the co-founder of APRIL, a festival of small press and independent literature. He grew up in Cabin John, Maryland, and lives in Seattle.