NWS Event Report – Milletti & Anastasopoulos

Event Report — On Thursday, 2 November 2006, fiction writers Christina Milletti and Dimitri Anastasopoulos read to an audience of about thirty-five people in the UMaine New Writing Series. Milletti read “Amelia Earhart’s Last Transmission,” the closing story in The Religious and Other Fictions. Anastasopoulos read an as yet unpublished story called “Signs of Intrauterine Life.” The two writers afterward entertained questions and talked about writing as an organic process, writerly intentionality, scientific accounts of childbirth, being new parents, the “disappearing women” in Milletti’s collection, the status of religion in Milletti’s work, and the relationship of fiction to non-fiction.

Archival Record — The event was documented on digital video tape (VHS and DVD duplicates of which will be available shortly); an mp3 file of the reading is also available upon request (contact the English Department).

This photograph shows the writers, with their daughter Zazie, after the reading.

Writers Christina Milletti and Dimitri Anastasopoulos with daughter Zazie

And here they are joined by Benjamin Friedlander.

Writers Christina Milletti and Dimitri Anastasopoulos with daughter Zazie and Benjamin Friedlander

A few more pictures can be seen on Ben’s Flickr site.