Ted Prokash and Darci Schummer will read from their latest work accompanied by the ambient garage stylings of The Joyless Ones.
Ted Prokash published his first novel, A Fool for Lesser Things, in 2011. He is a founding member of the elusive art-rock combo Hue Blanc's Joyless Ones. He resides in Algoma, WI with his wife and three children. His latest book, published in 2015, is The Brothers Connolly. Prokash's focus is always on his characters, on bringing them to life and making their world real. He believes the nobel charge of the writer is nothing less than to communicate the human experience.
Darci Dawn Schummer moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area in 2005 to attend Hamline University’s MFA program. Since graduating, she has published several pieces of short fiction in places such as Paper Darts, Twin Cities Run Off, The Diverse Arts Project, Feile-Festa, Conclave: A Journal of Character, Vita.mn, Everyday Fiction, Revolver Magazine, and Midwestern Gothic. Also, her work has been anthologized in Lyrotica, Rattlesnake Valley Sampler, The Cancer Poetry Project, and Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape. In 2014, her first collection of stories, Six Months in the Midwest, was published by Unsolicited Press. Currently, she teaches English full-time at Hennepin Technical College and lives in an old Minneapolis upper with her books and records and dresses.