Event Welcome Back, After Happy Hour Review
Date December 10, 2019 - 7:00 pm

past and present editors and contributors of the After Happy Hour Review celebrate the rebirth of the journal with poetry, prose, and maybe even some of that fun hard to classify stuff.

Joan Bauer
Brandon Getz
Michael Good
Daniel Parme
Jess Simms
Robert Yune

Joan E. Bauer is the author of The Almost Sound of Drowning (Main Street Rag, 2008). Since 2001, more than 200 of her poems have been published in the USA and abroad. With Judith Robinson and Sankar Roy, she co-edited the international anthology, Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami (Bayeux Arts and Rupa & Co, 2005). For some years, she was a teacher and counselor and now divides her time between Venice , CA and Pittsburgh, PA where she co-hosts and curates the Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series with Kristofer Collins.

Brandon Getz earned an MFA in fiction writing from Eastern Washington University. His work has appeared in F(r)iction, Versal, Flapperhouse, and elsewhere, and his story “White People” appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of The After Happy Hour Review. His debut novel, Lars Breaxface: Werewolf in Space — an irreverent sci-fi monster adventure — was released in October 2019 from Spaceboy Books.

Before obtaining his MFA from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA, Mike Good co-founded the Hour After Happy Hour Writing Workshop and After Happy Hour (Review). Currently, he serves as managing editor at Autumn House Press. His recent poetry can be found at The Carolina Quarterly, december, Five Points, Forklift, OH, Sugar House Review, and elsewhere. Find more at mikegoodwrites.wordpress.com.

Daniel Parme is a poet and fiction writer from Pittsburgh. His novella Post is forthcoming from Running Wild Press. His previous novels include Hungry, a novel of sex, drugs, and cannibalism, and Confluence.

Jess Simms is a freelance ghostwriter and fiction writer, as well as the managing editor of After Happy Hour. Their short fiction has been published most recently in the Arcanist Monster Flash Fiction Anthology, HOOT!, and the Geek Out! II Anthology.

As a Navy brat, Robert Yune moved 11 times by the time he turned 18. After graduating from Pitt, he lived in Pittsburgh for the next 15 years. In the summer of 2012, he worked as a stand-in for George Takei and has appeared as an extra in commercials and movies such as Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Fathers and Daughters.
Yune’s fiction has been published in Green Mountains Review, The Kenyon Review, and Pleiades, among others. In 2009, he received a writing fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
In 2015, his debut novel Eighty Days of Sunlight was nominated for the International DUBLIN Literary Award. Other nominees that year included Lauren Groff, Kazuo Ishiguro and Salman Rushdie. His debut story collection Impossible Children won the 2017 Mary McCarthy Prize and was published in October 2019 by Sarabande Books.