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One Hour/Four Places (with Foust, Gayla Mills, Mil Norman-Risch, Liz Sheehan)

  • Chop Suey Books 2913 West Cary Street Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

Join us for One Hour/Four Places, a reading with Foust, Gayla Mills, Mil Norman-Risch, and Liz Sheehan. Free & open to the public.

Foust, who goes by the single name, is a writer and printmaker who lives in Richmond, VA. She received an MFA in creative writing from Spalding University in Louisville, KY in 2008, and a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1985. Her stories have appeared in places like Minnetonka ReviewSmokelong QuarterlyWord Riot, and Wrong Tree Review, among others. Her sporadically maintained website (her words, not ours!) can be found at and new cartoons appear regularly on Facebook at her page, Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other

Gayla Mills is the author of “The Last Day”, as well as published features, reviews, and flash fiction, all which can be found at Gayla also teaches writing and until recently was the director of the writing center at Randolph-Macon College. Her essays have appeared in RED OCHRE LiT, Prairie Wolf Press, Skirt!, The Truth about the Fact, Greenwoman, The Stylus, Agenda: The Magazine of Politics and Culture, The Hook, and the Richmond Times Dispatch. Her chapbook of personal essays, Finite, won the RED OCHRE LiT Chapbook contest and was published in April 2012. In addition to writing, Gayla plays stand-up bass in a bluegrass duo with her husband.

Mil Norman-Risch is a teacher and writer whose work has been published in a number of print journals including Willow Springs, Valparaiso Review, Sojourners, Dogwood, Chariton Review, Tipton Poetry Review, and Sow’s Ear Poetry Review as well as in Agha Shahid Ali’s ghazal anthology, Ravishing DisUnities. Acknowledgement of her work includes various fellowships and prizes, among them a Pushcart nomination.

Liz Sheehan is a cultural anthropologist whose creative non-fiction explores personal experience in relation to history and place. As an academic, she has published on contemporary Irish culture, the role intellectuals play in the public sphere, and how the arts can help children understand history. She has taught at Johns Hopkins University, American University, and the University of Richmond, where she was the director of a program that trained K-12 teachers to use the arts to teach all subjects. Her blog is at