Bookstore Event: Mason Jar Press Panel with Sarah Cody

Friday, July 19, 2019
7:00 PM (ET)
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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We are excited to host the authors of Mason Jar Press Novella Series for the release of three stellar chapbooks by Nicole Callihan, Jaime Fountaine, and Tomas Moniz. These thematically linked pieces speak to one another while containing a strength and style all their own. WTNH's Sarah Cody will moderate the discussion. 

The Couples, by Nicole Callihan, finds a woman at a crossroads in her marriage and her family life, remembering and reexperiencing her first relationship and all the damage her youth imparted upon her.

Originally from North Carolina and raised in Oklahoma, Nicole Callihan writes poems and stories. Her poetry books include SuperLoop and Translucence, a dual-language, cross-culture collaboration with Palestinian poet Samar Abdel Jaber; and the chapbooks: A Study in Spring (co-written with Zoë Ryder White), The Deeply Flawed HumanDowntown, and Aging. A frequent collaborator with artists, actors, and writers, Nicole's work has appeared in Tin House, Sixth Finch, and as a Poem-a-Day selection from the Academy of American PoetsShe lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters, and is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University. Find her on the web at 

In Jaime Fountaine’s Manhunt, an unnamed narrator experiences a summer on the cusp of womanhood, exploring her own sexuality, the deep cuts of her teenage years, and the extreme ennui of suburban decay.
Jaime Fountaine was raised by "wolves." Her work has appeared in places like JMWW, Paper Darts, X-R-A-Y, and Barrelhouse, where she writes the “Fountaine of Advice” column. She lives in Philadelphia, where she co-hosts the Tire Fire reading series with Mike Ingram at Tattooed Mom. You can find her on the internet at, and @jaimefountaine on Twitter and Instagram. 
Tomas Moniz’s All Friends Are Necessary follows a young man in San Francisco as he navigates love, addiction, and the struggles of adulthood on his way to maturity and independence.
Tomas Moniz edited Rad Dad and Rad Families. His novella Bellies and Buffalos is about friendship, family and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’s the recipient of the SF Literary Arts Foundation’s 2016 Award, the 2016 Can Serrat Residency, the 2017 Caldera Residency and others. He’s recently been published by Barrelhouse, Spring 18, and was awarded the 2018 SPACE on Ryder Farm residency. In 2019, he’ll release a chapbook with Mason Jar Press in July and his debut novel, Big Familia, on Acre Books, the book publishing offshoot of The Cincinnati Review in the Fall. He has stuff on the internet but loves letters and penpals: PO Box 3555, Berkeley CA 94703. He promises to write back.
For twenty years, Sarah Cody has been sharing stories about interesting places and inspiring people throughout Connecticut.

At WTIC-TV in Hartford, she produced and hosted the popular Mommy Minute and DayTrippers segments, in addition to covering breaking news events, such as 9/11 and the Michael Skakel Trial.  She also spearheaded an Arts and Entertainment series, enabling her to interview celebrities such as Jon Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Jewel, Jessica Simpson, Julie Andrews and Martin Short.

Often tapping into her own experiences, Sarah wrote a parenting column for the Hartford Courant.  Additionally, she contributed home and travel features to Hartford Magazine.

After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, Sarah began her media career at WHDH in Boston where she was an Assignment Editor, Satellite Producer, and Field Producer.

She has received a Food Allergy Hero Award, a Mental Health Media Award, and a Local Leader-Local Legend Unsung Hero Award for her dedication to important family issues. Sarah is also the proud recipient of three Emmy Awards.

Sarah enjoys contributing to local events with organizations such as March of Dimes, Hartford Hospital and the YMCA of Greater Hartford.  Dancing the rhumba in a recent Donate Life Connecticut competition is one of Sarah’s proudest accomplishments.

She lives on Connecticut’s gorgeous shoreline and enjoys combing the beaches with her husband Paul, sons Sam and Ben, and rescue dog, Lucy. (You can also find Sarah snapping a picture or reading a book. But, her favorite hobbies will always be swimming, skiing or playing ping pong with the kids!)


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