Abridged, Grape & Grain was an unforgettable evening of words. As the third installment of this semi-regular reading series presented by Bridge Eight Literary Magazine, this event brought some of Jacksonville’s finest out to hear 3 talented writers read their work.
Hurley Winkler, Sam Bilheimer & Valerie Anthony
Photos from the evening
Photography by Josh Mauser.
HURLEY WINKLER, fiction & creative non-fiction
Hurley Winkler is a native/lover of Jacksonville. She writes + edits for the publication Perversion Magazine, and manages production for the regional podcast Swamp Radio. Hurley has an English degree from her beloved University of North Florida, and will begin graduate work in Creative Writing at Lesley University in January 2015. She has contributed work to The Legendary, 396 Hours, and Wild Application. Hurley falls under that “millennial” category you’ve probably read about in the newspaper, so she’s on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr all the time: @hurleywinkler
SAM BILHEIMER, poetry & fiction
Sam is a writer, editor, and musician, living in Jacksonville, Florida. He is a staff writer and editor for Perversion Magazine, and is an assistant editor for the online literary magazine, Fiction Fix. His work has been featured in Epigraph Magazine, 396 Hours, and Yes, They’re Real. Sam has previously self-published two chapbooks of poetry and short stories, titled Send Me Something Shiny and This Young Man Is Very Well Read, but He Knows Nothing about Real Life, and he is currently working on a third, titled Our Fingerprints Are Dinosaurs.When Sam is not busy obsessing over the intricacies of time travel, he is doing useless and boring things on the Internet. You can follow him on twitter @acousticsam.
Valerie is simply one of the most iconic writer/theatrical presences of the Jacksonville Culture. Currently a teacher at Douglas Anderson school of the arts, she helped to pioneer contemporary theatre performances in Jacksonville through her work with Jacksonville Actor’s Theatre, and was the central character in the early 90s struggle over censorship in the local arts during her performance of ‘The Maids’.