Last week Jim Esch and Randall Brown performed in the second round of the State Street Reading Series at the Media Arts Center.  Esch read a short story entitled “Zig Zag,” and Brown read a selection of flash fiction.

Esch has received some recognition in recent months for his collaboration with Ken Pobo in the publication of Pobo’s most recent book, When the Light Turns Green, which came out with Esch’s Spruce Alley Press.  (Read a story about this project on the Widener website here.)  Esch’s work has appeared in a number of venues, including Martian Lit (read his story “Big Deal” here) and Stoneslide Corrective (read his story “Warning Light” here).

Randall Brown teaches Creative Writing at Rosemont College and blogs at  Pieces appearing recently online include “Origin” in Fiction Southeast and “We’ll Be Doing This Forever” at Spork Press.

Come to the Media Arts Center in January for the next round of readings:  January 15, 7pm.

And:  we’d like to take this opportunity to share that Widener English now has a YouTube playlist!  Check it out: