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Soup’s On! Strickland/Harvey, Gann, & McNabb

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate Soup’s On! with us at Deep Vellum Books, hosted by The Writer’s Garret’s own Emmy Piercy. This season, we feature Dallas poets Alan Gann and Harry McNabb and nonfiction author Joy Strickland, reading from her new book, Anatomy of a Patient, alongside co-author Reginald Harvey. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Soup’s On! is a quarterly series that serves two purposes: to showcase the incredible poets and writers we have in attendance at our Stone Soup Peer Critique Groups and to put those writers in touch with both an audience and other writers in their community. Whether you’re a new writer or an old pro, a sci-fi author or a poet, we want you to be a part of it. Come out and mingle, enjoy some coffee or a beer from Deep Vellum’s shop, and check out our Stone Soupers in one of Dallas’s vibrant literary venues in the heart of Deep Ellum!

This event is free and open to the public.

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Alan Gann is a teaching artist-poet who tutors and facilitates writing workshops at Texans Can Academy. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, That’s Entertainment (Lamar University Press, 2018) and Adventures of the Clumsy Juggler (Inkbrush Press, 2014), as well as DaVerse Works, a performance poetry curriculum (Big Thought, 2013). Alan’s nonexistent spare time is spent outdoors: biking, birding, and trying to photograph some of the cool things he sees there.

Joy Strickland is a Dallas-based freelance writer and former IBM marketing and nonprofit executive. Her essays and blog posts have been featured by The Huffington Post, CNN, Al Jazeera, Dallas News, and others. She is the author of Joy in the Morning (2010) and co-author of Anatomy of a Patient (2018). She holds a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in English and German from the University of Texas at Austin. As a certified wellness coach, she manages a growing wellness platform with 4,700+ Facebook followers.

Reginald Harvey (co-author of Anatomy of a Patient) is an intelligent survivor with a lot to say. He earned a B.S. in Business Management from LeTourneau University, and an M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas at Austin. His medical trauma, and his expertise in manufacturing processes qualify him uniquely to write this book.

Harry McNabb is a poet and fiction writer based in Dallas, TX.  He has a penchant for blending mundane situations with surreal comedy,
always aiming for the rabbit hole.  His poetry and stories have been published by Mad Swirl and Thimble Lit Mag. He has plans to publish a book of his fiction this spring.


January 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Writer’s Garret


Deep Vellum Books
3000 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75226 United States
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(214) 828-1715


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