Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Campus Coworking Space

Free, no RSVP required (set a reminder on Facebook)

Books by the authors and copies of The New Territory will be for sale.

The New Territory magazine is proud to present a reading and conversation night, for the first time ever, at Campus Coworking Space.

Whether you made “read more books” a New Year’s resolution, are working on your own collection of creative writing, or simply are curious about published and emerging writers from Jefferson City, Mo., this reading event will scratch at least one itch.

Drinks and light snacks will be provided.



6:15 – Doors open
6:30 – Welcome to Campus
6:35 – 1st reading: poetry by Kieron Walquist
6:40 – 2nd reading: fiction by Daren Dean
6:55 – 3rd reading: poetry by Jenny Schaben
7:00 – 4th reading: poetry by Elijah Burrell
7:15 – Q&A with writers about process and place
7:45 – Thank you by The New Territory
8:00 – Event ends

Venue & Parking

Campus Coworking Space is at 619A E. Capitol Ave. (the old Scene One space, right next to Avenue HQ and above The Bridge music venue)

Park on Capitol Ave, Lafayette St, or behind the building at The Bridge music venue – parking lot is off of Lafayette St. Walk up the sidewalk on the west side of the building. Once you’re on Capitol, turn left. Campus is the first doorway on the left.


About the authors:

Daren Dean

[col2 width=”20″][/col2][col2 width=”80″]Daren Dean is the author of the novel Far Beyond the Pale. He earned a B.S. In Interdisciplinary Studies and was an English Fellow at Central Methodist University. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in BULL (men’s fiction),The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Oklahoma Review, Midwestern Gothic, Fiction Southeast, and others. His story “Bring Your Sorrow Over Here” was selected as Runner-up in Yemassee’s William Richey Short Fiction contest by Judge George Singleton and appeared in the Spring 2012 issue. Another story, “Affliction,” was a Finalist in the Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest for New Writers. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dean taught writing and literature at Mount Olive College, William Woods University, Westminster College, and the University of Missouri. In addition, he worked in scholarly publishing in the acquisitions and marketing departments at the University of Missouri Press before coming to LSU. He is currently working on a novel about the Civil War in Missouri, featuring such infamous historical characters as William Clarke Quantrill, Bloody Bill Anderson, Frank and Jesse James.[/col2]

Elijah Burrell

[col2 width=”80″]Elijah Burrell was raised in Missouri and has lived there for most of his life. Aldrich Press published his second poetry collection, TROUBLER, in 2018. His first collection, The Skin of the River (Aldrich Press), was published in 2014. Burrell received the 2010 Jane Kenyon Scholarship at Bennington College, where he earned his MFA in Writing and Literature at Bennington’s Writing Seminars. His writing has appeared in publications such
as AGNI, North American Review, Southwest Review, The Rumpus, Sugar House Review, Measure, The New Territory, and many others. In 2012 Burrell joined the faculty of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. An assistant professor in Lincoln’s Department of Humanities and Communication, Burrell teaches creative writing.[/col2][col2 width=”20″]Elijah Burrell[/col2]