The Deep South Festival of Writers presents a reading by Meagan Cass at 7 p.m. on March 24th at Carpe Diem Gelato, 812 Jefferson St.
Meagan Cass' first book, ActivAmerica, won the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and was published by University of North Texas Press in 2017. She is also author of the chapbook Range of Motion (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014) and her stories have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, Joyland, and Puerto del Sol, among others. An associate professor of English at the University of Illinois Springfield, she teaches courses in creative writing, publishing, and 20th/21st century American literature, curates the Shelterbelt Reading Series, and serves as assistant editor for Sundress Publications. Her degrees include an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. She lives in St. Louis, MO.