Elizabeth Mikesch’s writing and sound poetry has or will soon appear in BOMB, Tagvverk, Unsaid, Similar Peaks, The Collagist, Columbia, and Spork Magazine. She is the author of Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me (Calamari, 2014) and the co-founder of ( . y . ) press, a soon-to-be all-girl publishing project. In addition to writing short stories, she performs contemporary folk arias as Fat Friend.
May-Lan Tan is the author of the story collection Things to Make and Break (CB Editions, 2014) and the chapbook Girly (Future Tense, 2014). Her short fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Areté, and The Reader, and is forthcoming in The Atlas Review.
At the August 23 event, Elizabeth and May-Lan will read from their respective books and from the book they have been writing together. Elizabeth lives in Detroit, Michigan, and May-Lan lives in London, England. On this book tour, they will be meeting for the first time.