The New Writing Series welcomes fiction writer Sarah Gerard to the University of Maine for a reading on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space in 104 Stewart Commons. The reading, which will be introduced by Gregory Howard, will be followed by a Q&A with the author. It is free and open to the public.
Sarah Gerard is the author of the novel Binary Star and the chapbook Things I Told My Mother. She has published in the New York Times, New York Magazine’s “The Cut,” the Paris Review Daily, Bookforum, Joyland, Music & Literature, the LA Review of Books, and other journals.
In a starred review of her debut novel, Publishers Weekly writes: “Gerard has produced a powerful, poetic, and widely relatable novel that eludes easy classification.” Jason Heller, writing for NPR, calls it “a hard, harrowing look into inner space.”
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The UMaine New Writing Series was founded in 1999 and is sponsored by the English Department and the National Poetry Foundation with support from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, The Fiddlehead Fund, the New Writing Series Fund, the Lloyd H. Elliott Fund, the Milton Ellis Memorial Fund, the Honors College, the University of Maine Humanities Center, and the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series Committee. Grateful acknowledgment is made to the IMRC, and to donors Allen and Sally Fernald, for use of the Fernald APPE space.
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