Emily Pryor, Ananda Lima and Jessica Tyner Mehta

Emily Pryor reads from her new chapbook PINK AMERICAN LANDSCAPE, produced by Brittni Zotos at Bowne & Co. She will be joined by Jessica Tyner Mehta.

Emily Pryor lives in Brooklyn and works as a bilingual elementary school teacher. She is currently working on building a non-profit to help low-income children participate in sports and art programs throughout the city.

Brittni Zotos lives in Brooklyn where she supports the work of contemporary artists and writers. 

Ananda Lima holds an MA in Linguistics from UCLA. She was a mentee in the AWP Writer to Writer Program and has attended workshops at Bread Loaf, Sewanee and Tin House. She has taught at UCLA and The University of Montclair. Her work has appeared in The American Poetry Review and Escarp. Ananda is currently working on a novel set in Brasilia, where she grew up as the daughter of migrants from Northeast Brazil.

Jessica Mehta, born and raised in Oregon and a member of the Cherokee Nation, is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection Orygun by Tayen Lane Publishing, the novel The Wrong Kind of Indian by Wyatt-MacKenzie Press, and the poetry collection You Look Something by The Operating System Press. She has previously authored two more books of poetry including The Last Exotic Petting Zoo and What Makes an Always by Tayen Lane Publishing, as well as the business book 100 Ways to Make $100k with Your English Degree by Moonshine Cove Press. Jessica is the owner of MehtaFor, an award-winning writing services business, and founder of Get it Ohm! karma yoga movement.