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Everything Is Bigger presents: Muriel Leung, Grace Shuyi Liew, Sasha West, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho & Adam Edelman

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Event location: Cheer Up Charlies
900 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701

From the event page on Facebook:

This might just be the last Everything is Bigger! Okay, probably not, but this once-a-month-at-Cheer-Up-Charlies format is gonna be changing. Maybe EIB will be seasonal! Maybe EIB will be a yearly party! Maybe EIB will be for book launching only! Who knows! 

One thing we do know is that this May's shindig is gonna be amazing, one fine way to bring it into the future. We'll be hosting two amazing visiting poets--Muriel Leung and Grace Shuyi Liew--alongside local champions Sasha West, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, and Adam Edelman. Plus, we'll finish out the night with the debut show from rad rock n' roll band Mussel. It's gonna be special / It's gonna be fun. 

Muriel Leung is a multimedia poet and former teaching artist from Queens, NY. Her poetry can be found or is forthcoming in Coconut, Ghost Proposal, TENDE RLOIN, Nepantla, Bone Bouquet, and others. She is a recipient of a Kundiman fellowship and is a regular contributor to The Blood-Jet Writing Hour poetry podcast. Currently, she is a MFA candidate in poetry at Louisiana State University where she also serves as the Assistant Editor of New Delta Review.

Grace Shuyi Liew is the author of Prop (Ahsahta Press, 2016) and Book of Interludes (Anomalous Press, 2016). Elsewhere, her work can be found in cream city review, Twelfth House, Puerto del Sol, H_ngm_n, Bone Bouquet, PANK, and others, and her reviews can be found in Fanzine and Waxwing. She is a contributing editor at Waxwing and an editor at Anthropoid. She is from Malaysia and currently resides in Louisiana.

Sasha West’s first book of poems, Failure and I Bury the Body (Harper Perennial 2013), was a winner of the National Poetry Series and the Texas Institute of Letters Bob Bush First Book of Poetry Award. Her poems and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including: The Southern Review, Callaloo, Ninth Letter, Forklift OH, Born Magazine, and Third Coast.

Antonio Ruiz-Camacho was born and raised in Toluca, Mexico. A former Knight Journalism fellow at Stanford University, a Dobie Paisano fellow in fiction by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters, and a Walter E. Dakin fellow in fiction at Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he earned his MFA from The New Writers Project at UT Austin. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Texas Monthly, The Millions, and elsewhere. His debut story collection BAREFOOT DOGS is a finalist for the Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Book of Fiction, and was named a Best Book of 2015 by Kirkus Reviews, San Francisco Chronicle, Texas Observer and PRI's The World. It was published in Spanish translation by the author, and is forthcoming in Dutch. Antonio lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, where he's currently at work on a novel.

Adam Edelman grew up in central Iowa and is an MFA candidate in poetry in the New Writers Project at the University of Texas at Austin. Adam is the associate poetry editor for Bat City Review, and you can find his poems in the fall 2015 issue of Forklift, Ohio.

Mussel is a new rock-n-roll band from Austin. Their debut EP, Love & Magic Vol. I, came out earlier this year.

Earlier Event: May 16
BookPeople presents: Martin Seay
Later Event: May 18
BookPeople presents: Bill Clegg