Introducing Delta Mouth Literary Festival’s 2019 team!
Cassie Grillon, Director
Cassie grew up in the small town of Henderson, KY. She received her BFA in creative writing from Murray State University in Murray, KY, and is now focused on earning her MFA in creative writing with an emphasis on fiction from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Her short story “Dry Grass” was recently awarded the David Madden Award for Short Fiction (2017), which was judged by ZZ Packer.
Stephan Viau, Associate Director
Stephan is from Montréal, Canada. He currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he is an MFA poetry candidate at Louisiana State University. Apart from happily being a member of the Delta Mouth Literary Festival team, Stephan has worked as an assistant fiction editor for the New Delta Review, a chief designer and editor of The Busan Writers’ Anthology, and as an associate editor of Sans Merci.
Zita Hüsing, Social Media Coordinator and Website Manager
Zita is from Stuttgart, Germany. She is currently a first year PhD student at Louisiana State University. In the past, Zita has worked as a co-editor for 42 Magazine. She has expertise in managing social media and websites from international organizations such as the UNFCCC. She is happy to be a part of the Delta Mouth crew this year and is looking forward to a great festival in the spring.
Justin Greene, Drag Ball Coordinator
Justin Greene is a third-year MFA candidate in creative writing at LSU. He recently served as editor of New Delta Review and currently organizes Entropy’s Where to Submit list.
Jason Buch, Faculty Advisor
Jason D. Buch is an Assistant Professor in English and Screenwriting / New Media. Professor Buch received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Florida and his M.F.A. in Film, Theatre and Communications Arts, with a focus on Screenwriting, from the University of New Orleans. He served as an Associate Producer on the 2007 Telly award- winning PBS documentary American Creole: New Orleans Reunion, as a Producer on Air Racers, as an Associate Producer on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s co-production, Harvest to Restore, and as a Producer on Katrina and Beyond, also for the Louisiana State Museum. Most recently, Professor Buch wrote and directed the interactive iPhone/iPad video app So You’re Dating a Vampire for Neutral Ground Films.
Rebekah Frumkin, Faculty Advisor
Rebekah Frumkin is the author of the novel The Comedown, which was published in 2018 by Henry Holt. Her fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared or are forthcoming in Granta, Guernica, Pacific Standard, Poetry Magazine and In These Times among other places. She is a visiting assistant professor of creative writing at LSU.