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FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2023

We are thrilled to host an "Evening with Poets" featuring Clark House Writer in Residence, Bianca Alyssa Pérez! 🌹✨ Please join us on Friday, April 21st at 6 pm to hear readings from TXST MFA in Creative Writing Poets: Elaina Edwards, Bianca V. Gonzalez, and Riley Welch.

Bianca Alyssa Pérez was born and raised in Mission, Texas—a small southern town bordering Mexico. She holds her MFA in Poetry from Texas State University, where she also teaches. She is the 2022-2023 Clark House Writer-In-Residence. You can find her writing in Magma Poetry, ReclamationATX, Psst! Press’s The Sappho Diaries, East French Press, the New York Quarterly, Re-side Zine, The Ice Colony Anthology, and The Porter House Review. She is also the co-host of the horror podcast, Basement Girls.

The L.D. Clark and LaVerne Harrell Clark Literary Endowment provides a quiet and comfortable writers’ retreat in Smithville, 55 miles east of the Texas State University campus. The historic home on Smithville’s Main Street was the residence of the writers L.D. Clark and LaVerne Harrell Clark. The Clarks donated their home and other property to Texas State in 2009 to create an endowment to support writers-in-residence. Currently, writers-in-residence are chosen from among students in Texas State’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing. During Bianca’s residency she has worked on editing her debut poetry book Gemini Gospel, available now through Host Publications.

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