Beyond & Within: On Spiritual Practices & Narrative Forms

Hosted by Beyond Baroque / Online, via Zoom

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An online reading and discussion with Teresa Carmody, Janice Lee, and Thirii Myo Kyaw on nontraditional narrative forms

Join authors Teresa Carmody, Janice Lee, and Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint in a reading and discussion of their work in nontraditional narrative forms, as well as their own spiritual practices, and the relationships between spirituality, divination, poetics, and writing. The event will conclude with a Q&A from the audience.

Zoom Link will be shared 24 hours before and on the day of the reading

Teresa Carmody’s writing includes fiction, creative nonfiction, inter-arts collaborations, and hybrid forms. She is the author of Maison Femme: a fiction (2015) and The Reconception of Marie (2020), which was longlisted for the Big Other Reader’s Choice Award, and Award in Fiction. Shorter work has recently appeared in LitHubLos Angeles Review of BooksMatters of Feminist Practice, and Burrow Review. Carmody is co-founding editor of Les Figues Press and director of Stetson University’s MFA of the Americas.

Janice Lee (she/her) is a Korean-American writer, editor, teacher, and shamanic healer. She is the author of 7 books of fiction, creative nonfiction & poetry, most recently: The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), Imagine a Death (Texas Review Press, 2021), and Separation Anxiety (CLASH Books, 2022). She currently lives in Portland, OR where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Portland State University. She can be found online at and Instagram/Twitter: @diddioz.

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the author of a novel, The End of Perilthe End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven (Noemi Press, 2018), which won an Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and a book of creative nonfiction, Names for Light: A Family History (Graywolf Press, 2021), which was the winner of the 2018 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Amherst College.