Sundress Reading Series Presents Ellen Goldstein, Samantha Edmonds, and Michael Gerhard Martin


The Sundress Academy for the Arts January Reading

The Sundress Reading Series is excited to welcome Ellen Goldstein, Samantha Edmonds, and Michael Gerhard Martin to the January installment of our reading series! The event will take place 2–4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, at Hexagon Brewing Co., located at 1002 Dutch Valley Dr. STE 101, Knoxville, TN 37918. The Sundress Reading Series is free and open to the public.

Ellen GoldsteinEllen Goldstein was born and raised in Charlottesville, Va. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in various journals such as, The Common, Tahoma Literary Review, Post Road, and Gulf Coast, as well as in the anthologies, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, Letters to the World, Not Quite What I Was Planning, and Queer South, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. Her book, Stuff Every Beer Snob Should Know is forthcoming from Quirk Books in February. She lives in Southern Vermont.

Samantha Edmonds’ fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Sam EdmondsDay One, Indiana Review, Pleiades, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among others. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of Cincinnati and currently lives in Knoxville, where she is an MFA candidate at the University of Tennessee.


Michael Gerhard Martin grew up in the creeks and cornfields of central Pennsylvania and earned his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He lives in southern Vermont, and teaches writing at Babson College and for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs. His book, Easiest If I Had A Gun, was a finalist for the Iowa and John Simmons Fiction awards, and his story “Shit Weasel Is Late For Class” won the James Knudsen prize for fiction from the University of New Orleans. His work has appeared in Big Muddy, Bayou Magazine, and The Ocean State Review, and online at and The Museum of Americana Lit Review. Reading Out Loud produced an audio version of his story “Even The Dust,” which is available for free on their website or through iTunes. Easiest If I Had Gun is published by Braddock Avenue Books.


The Sundress Reading Series is an award-winning literary reading series that is held monthly at 2 p.m. at Hexagon Brewing Co. just outside of downtown Knoxville.


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