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Thursday, August 24
INTRO

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Tuesday, August 29
Edward P. Jones, “The First Day” (349)
T.C. Boyle, “Rara Avis” (106)

Thursday, August 31
Elizabeth McCracken, “It’s Bad Luck to Die”*

Tuesday, September 5
Mary Robison, “Yours”*
Mary Robison, “I Am Twenty-One”*

Thursday, September 7
Robert Olen Butler, “Mr. Green” (110)

Tuesday, September 12
Carrie Brown, “Miniature Man”*
Emily Rapp Black, excerpt from Poster Child*

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Emily Rapp Black
7:30 p.m.

Mary Cochran Library
Reahard Learning Gallery

44129Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, which was a New York Times Bestseller, an Editor’s Pick, and a finalist for the PEN Center Literary Award in Nonfiction. A former Fulbright scholar, she was educated at Harvard University, Trinity College-Dublin, Saint Olaf College, and the University of Texas-Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction and Poetry. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Slate, Vogue, the Rumpus, and many other publications and anthologies.

2015-12-23 16.18.31-29Thursday, September 14
Ron Rash, “Burning Bright”*
Ron Rash, “Chemistry”*

Tuesday, September 19
Deborah Eisenberg, “The Girl Who Left Her Sock on the Floor” (233)

Thursday, September 21
Amy Hempel, “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried”*

Tuesday, September 26
Mary Morris, “The Lifeguard” (424)

Thursday, September 28
FALL BREAK

Tuesday, October 3
Bharati Mukherjee, “The Management of Grief” (435)

Thursday, October 5
Richard Ford, “Optimists” (279)

Tuesday, October 10
Richard Ford, “Communist”*

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Erika Meitner
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

7:30 p.m.
Mary Cochran Library
Reahard Learning Gallery

IMG_9722Erika Meitner is the author of four books of poems, most recently Copia . Her other books are Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, and Ideal Cities, which was selected by Paul Guest as a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series competition. Her poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Slate, Prairie Schooner, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Meitner, a first-generation American, was born and raised in Queens and Long Island, New York.  She attended Dartmouth College, Hebrew University, and the University of Virginia, where she received an M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 2001 as a Henry Hoyns Fellow and an M.A. in Religious Studies in 2013 as a Morgenstern Fellow in Jewish Studies. She is currently an Associate Professor of English and directs both the MFA and undergraduate creative writing programs at Virginia Tech.

Thursday, October 12
Steven Millhauser, “Behind the Blue Curtain” (404)

2015-12-21 16.22.36-8Tuesday, October 17
Rose Tremain, “John-Jin” (573)
Duong Thu Huong, “Reflections of Spring” (227)

Thursday, October 19
Hanan al-Shaykh, “The Keeper of the Virgins” (9)

Tuesday, October 24
Raymond Carver, “Are These Actual Miles?” (146)

Thursday, October 26
Francine Prose, “Talking Dog” (502)

Tuesday, October 31
Column McCann, “Everything in This Country Must” (387)

Thursday, November 2
Haruki Murakami, “The Elephant Vanishes” (453)

Tuesday, November 7
Belle Boggs, “Jonas”*
Belle Boggs, “Buckets of Rain”*

Thursday, November 9
Belle Boggs, “Homecoming”
Belle Boggs, “Election Day”*

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Belle Boggs
7:30 p.m.

Mary Cochran Library
Reahard Learning Gallery

Belle Boggs high-res photo 2MBBelle Boggs is the author of The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood and Mattaponi Queen, a collection of linked stories set along Virginia’s Mattaponi River. The Art of Waiting was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and was named a best book of the year by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, the Globe and Mail, Buzzfeed, and O the Oprah Magazine. Mattaponi Queen won the Bakeless Prize and the Library of Virginia Literary Award and was a finalist for the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers’ conferences. She teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

Tuesday, November 14
Tobias Wolff, “The Night in Question” (637)

Thursday, November 16
Jeanette Winterson, “The Green Man” (629)
Can Xue, “The Child Who Raised Poisonous Snakes” (644)

2015-12-10 16.47.16-41Tuesday, November 21
THANKSGIVING BREAK

Thursday, November 23
THANKSGIVING BREAK

Tuesday, November 28
Hanif Kureishi, “Intimacy” (361)

Thursday, November 30
Barry Hannah, “Midnight and I’m Not Famous Yet” (307)

Tuesday, December 5
Kazoo Ishiguro, “A Family Supper” (338)

Thursday, December 7

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