RVA LitCrawl with Quail Bell Magazine

So, I will be participating in RVA LitCrawl this year! It’s such a wonderful opportunity to be with my fellow writers and read some of my work. Here’s the description and link below!


Quail Bell Magazine is thrilled to read at RVA LitCrawl this year! Editors Christine Sloan Stoddard, Gretchen Gales – Writer, Christopher Sloce the Writer, and Ren Elizabeth will be hosting. Bios can be found below:

Christine Sloan Stoddard is a Salvadoran-American writer and interdisciplinary artist. She is the founder of Quail Bell Magazine and the author of Belladonna Magic (Shanti Arts), Water for the Cactus Woman (Spuyten Duyvil), Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press), and other books. You can find her work in Ms. Magazine, Bustle, Marie Claire, and beyond. Christine is a graduate of VCUarts.

Gretchen Gales is the executive editor of Quail Bell. She is the author of a children’s book, The Wall(DoDream Organization), and has been interviewed for her writing achievements at Dear English Major, Her Campus, and For Creative Girls. Gretchen’s written and visual works have appeared in The Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine, Bustle, and more. She is a VCU graduate and teaches secondary English.

Christopher Sloce is a regular contributing essayist for Quail Bell. His work has also been featured in The Huffington Post. Born and raised in Southwest Virginia, Chris now lives in Richmond and writes everything but poetry.

Ren Martinez is the fiction editor of Quail Bell Magazine, as well as a writer, performer, and storyteller. Her work has appeared in The Mary Sue, RVA Magazine, Potluck Magazine, Nostrovia Press, GayRVA, FabFeminist, and elsewhere. Ren is a graduate of both VCU and Marymount University and works as a disability advocate.

We are so excited to see you at our reading at Richmond’s Belmont Library. You can learn more about RVA LitCrawl here: www.rvalitcrawl.org


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