PAPI Special

Featuring Storytelling by Molly McCully Brown and Seth PenningtonLive music by John Burnette

April 26, 2018Doors open at 6pmShow starts at 7pm

Join us for an incredible night of music and storytelling with Molly McCully Brown and Seth Pennington. $35/ticket (includes dinner & the show). Cash bar. Location:The Joint Theater and Coffeehouse301 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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Featuring Storytelling with Molly McCully Brown and Seth Pennington

Molly McCully Brown is the author of The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics and Feebleminded (Persea Books, 2017), which won the 2016 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize. Raised in rural Virginia, she is a graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Stanford University, and the University of Mississippi, where she received her MFA in poetry.

Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Tin House, Crazyhorse, The New York Times, Pleiades, Ninth Letter, Kenyon Review, Image, Colorado Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She’s been the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from United States Artists, the Civitella Ranieri foundation, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the University of Mississippi, where she was a John and Renée Grisham fellow.

She is the 2017-2018  Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow at The Oxford American magazine, where she is at work on a collection of essays about disability, poetry, religion, and the American South that explores the relationship between the body and that intangible other we sometimes call the soul.


Seth Pennington is Editor-in-Chief at Sibling Rivalry Press and is author of Tertulia. He was editor of the journal Assaracus and has been honored as co-editor of Joy Exhaustible by the American Library Association and by the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress for his editorial, layout, and design work with SRP. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with his husband, Bryan Borland.

Founded in 2010 and based in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sibling Rivalry Press has won Lambda Literary Awards in both Gay Poetry and Lesbian Poetry; Library Journal named Assaracus “Best New Magazine”; and the American Library Association has honored 22 of our titles (including three top-10 favorites) on its annual list of recommended LGBT reading. In 2015, the Library of Congress acquired all of SRP’s printed titles for housing in its Rare Books and Special Collections Vault, “housed among history’s greatest writers for all of perpetuity.” SRP authors have won such prestigious prizes as the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, the Whiting Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize. SRP is an inclusive publishing house and welcomes all authors, artists, and readers regardless of sexual orientation or identity.

Seth Pennington’s Website

Sibling Rivalry Press’ Website


Music by John Burnette

John Burnette is a Singer/Songwriter and guitarist from Little Rock, Arkansas whose style combines the lyric driven descriptiveness of Classic Folk and Country, the technical challenges of Jazz and Classical, and the grit of his home between the Delta and the Ozarks viewed through the tragedy tinged glasses of a millennial in the South.

Listen to his music on Soundcloud here.

Learn more on his website.