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Reading with Museum of Americana Authors; Terry Barr, Jennifer Bartell, Matt Prater

Traveling Trove of Literary Curiosities is a rambling reading series that gathers together contributors, editors, and museum friends to share our prose, poetry, art, music, and company in communities across the country.

Join us as we host Terry Barr, Jennifer Bartell, and Matt Prater for readings of their contributions to the online review.

Matt Prater is a poet and writer from Saltville, VA. Currently an MFA candidate in poetry at Virginia Tech, his work has been publishing in The American Journal of Poetry, Appalachian Heritage, the museum of americana, The Honest Ulsterman, and The Moth, among other publications. His first chapbook, Mono No Aware, is available from Finishing Line Press.

Jennifer Bartell has an MFA in Poetry from the University of South Carolina. Her poetry has been published in CallalooPLUCK!, Blackberry: a magazine, decomP, As/UsFall Lines, The Raleigh Review, the museum americana, and Kakalak, among others. She is a Callaloo Fellow and is an administrator for the poetry collective The Watering Hole. She lives in Columbia, SC.

Terry Barr is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., and the author of Don’t Date Baptists and Other Warnings from my Alabama Mother, a collection of nonfiction essays centered on his hometown of Bessemer, Ala. His essays have been published in such journals as The Museum of Americana, Blue Lyra Review, Steel Toe Review, Belle Reve Literary Journal, and South Writ Large, amongst many others. His essay “A Big-Ass Pot of Blended Soup” was nominated by Red Truck Review for the Best of the Net Award in 2015. He lives in Greenville, S.C., with his wife, two daughters, and their beloved pets, Morgan and Max (the Carolina Wild Dog).