Please join us today for a craft talk with Laura van den Berg!
The conversation will center on The Isle of Youth, the process of writing and publishing story collections, the author’s experiences in small press and big house publishing, and the different “creative trajectories” writers can take.
186 Carpenter Street, Providence
Laura van den Berg was raised in Florida and earned her M.F.A. at Emerson College. Her debut collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves, was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, longlisted for The Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award. Her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in November. She currently lives in the Boston area.
Karen Lepri, Sarah Tourjee, Joshua Beckman and possibly Ken Chen
Ada Books, 717 Westminster Street
Part of the Publicly Complex Series, Curated by Kate Schapira
Tuesday, 3 December at 2:30 pm
Matthew Derby reads from his work as part of Writers on Writing in the McCormack Family Theater, 70 Brown Street, Providence.
Matthew Derby is a contributing author of The Silent History, the first major exploratory, interactive novel designed specifically for the iPad and iPhone. He is also the author of the short story collection Super Flat Times. His stories have been anthologized in The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories, The Apocalypse Reader, and Dzanc’s Best of the Web. His writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, The Believer, The Columbia Journal, Fence, and Guernica. He is also a Senior Interface Designer at Harmonix, a game studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Applying for a grant, residency, MFA program, or simply looking to find a way to describe your writing?
Now is the time to sign up for Robin Grearson’s one-day artist statement workshops, which takes place December 7th from 10:30 am to 3 pm.
For more details, visit http://www.frequencywriters.org/winter-courses
A student described his experience in the workshop course this way:
“Thank you for teaching a skill that…at first glance appears both confusing and dubious. Without resources like your class to make them understandable and accessible, the mechanisms of art (beyond its initial creation) often appear opaque and impenetrable to those who have not chosen to make it their profession but would like to participate in it.”
Please join us tonight for a celebration of hybrid writing!
Anyone is welcome to attend, and feel free to bring friends and family!
7-9pm at 186 Carpenter Street. We hope to see you there!
Jamaal May and LaTasha Nevada N. Diggs
6pm, Ada Books 717 Westminster Street
Part of the Publicly Complex Reading Series Curated by Kate Schapira