Vouched is back from hiatus with a First Friday reading filled with awesomeness. Hear from locals Sarah Suksiri Grieb, Salvatore Pane, and guest Meagan Cass. 

And, if you arrive early to Indy Reads, you can participate in a bookmaking demo they have going on.


Salvatore Pane is the author of the novel Last Call in the City of Bridges. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Hobart, The Collagist, and many more venues. He’s an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Indianapolis and can be reached on Twitter @SalPane.

Sarah Suksiri likes to write in the mornings. She holds an MFA from Indiana University, where she taught creative writing and served as an editor for Indiana Review. Her work has appeared in Sonora Review, The Mackinac, Punchnel’s, and other places. Her tweets appear attwitter.com/sarahsuksiri.

Meagan Cass is the author of the fiction chapbook Range of Motion (Magic Helicopter Press, 2014). Her stories have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Pinch, DIAGRAM, Puerto del Sol and PANK, among others. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois Springfield and serves as an assistant editor for Sundress Publications. You can find her on the web at: meagancass.wordpress.com

There will be cupcakes.

I have a secret fear that I will never be really really good at writing because I’m an extrovert. I know very few other writers who are also extroverted (I did a very scientific Twitter survey that estimates maybe one or two in every ten writers, maybe less). I get my energy and inspiration from spending time with people. I have to be very disciplined to sit down by myself and write. I can’t spend long hours by myself, disconnected from the world…” —Amanda Miska

I really appreciated this essay about extroverted writers and a host of other interesting topics. This kind of community stuff is so important to me because the endless hours alone at the desk can sometimes feel like a prison.