Lawndale Art Center

Gulf Coast Reading with Melissa Barrett

Friday, Mar. 20, 2020 – Friday, Mar. 20, 2020

06:30 PM – 08:00 PM



Melissa Barrett is the author of Moon on Roam, a collection of poems (Gold Wake Press 2019). She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2019 and is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, a Tin House writer’s scholarship, an Oboh Prize, a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, the Koppenhaver Prize, and a Galway Kinnell scholarship from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. Her poems have received honors from Gulf Coast, The Iowa Review, Indiana Review, Better, Meridian, Diagram, Sonora Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, and Narrative. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in BOMB, Harvard Review, jubilat, Web Conjunctions, The Kenyon Review Online, Animal Shelter, Best New Poets 2013, and Best American Poetry 2015. She holds degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Wittenberg University and works at a middle school in Columbus, Ohio.


Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts presents readings from University of Houston Creative Writing Program graduate students and contributors to its pages. The monthly Gulf Coast Reading Series supports the journal’s mission to spotlight the work of both esteemed and emerging writers with voices as diverse as the Gulf itself.


  • Wednesday - Friday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 3:00 pm
    Closed Monday & Tuesday

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  • Free Parking
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  • Parking is available in the lot behind the building at the corner of Rosedale and Travis. Street parking is available in the neighborhood behind the center. Please observe parking signs.

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