The New Writing Series welcomes fiction writer Emily Fridlund to the University of Maine campus for a reading on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). The reading, which is free & open to the public, will be followed by an audience Q&A with the author.
Emily Fridlund’s fiction has appeared in a variety of journals, including Boston Review, Zyzzyva, Southwest Review, Five Chapters, New Orleans Review, New Delta Review, and Sou’wester. She holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Her collection of stories, Catapult, was selected by Ben Marcus for the 2015 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and will be published with Sarabande Books. Her first novel, History of Wolves, is forthcoming with Grove / Atlantic Inc. in 2017.
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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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