The annual In Print Festival of First Books includes readings, discussions, and classroom visits with authors who have recently published their first books. The two-day event typically features three emerging authors and an editor or publisher.
The In Print Festival also marks the release of The Broken Plate, which features pieces by the guest authors as well as interviews with them conducted by The Broken Plate staff.
Mario Alberto Zambrano was a contemporary ballet dancer before dedicating his time to writing fiction. He has lived in Israel, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Japan, and he has danced for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballett Frankfurt, and Batsheva Dance Company. He graduated from The New School as a Riggio Honors Fellow and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop as an Iowa Arts Fellow, where he also received a John C. Schupes Fellowship for Excellence in Fiction. His work has appeared in Five Chapters and Guernica. Loteria is his first novel.
Natalie Shapero is the author of No Object (Saturnalia, 2013), and her poems have appeared in The Believer, FENCE, The New Republic, Poetry, and elsewhere. The recipient of a Kenyon Review Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, Natalie lives in Gambier, OH, where she writes and teaches at Kenyon College.
T Clutch Fleischmann is the author of Syzygy, Beauty (Sarabande Books) and a nonfiction editor at DIAGRAM. They live in rural Tennessee.
Jodee Stanley is Director of the Creative Writing Program and Editor of Ninth Letter at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her fiction, essays, and book reviews have appeared in Mississippi Review, Crab Orchard Review, 580 Split, Cincinnati Review, Future Fire, BkMk Quarterly, The Smoking Poet, and elsewhere, and have received special mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and the Pushcart Prize anthologies.