Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Three MFA alumnae of the Creative Writing Program who have recently published their first books will read and talk about the path to publication. Amanda Coplin's debut novel, The Orchardist (Harper), recently won the Discover Award for fiction; the book charted on The New York Times’ bestselling hardcover fiction list, was selected for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” series, and was reviewed favorably by O Magazine, The New Yorker, and The Washington Post, among many others. Nonfiction writer Elizabeth Larsen hit the IndieBound Independent Bestsellers children's interest list with her activity guide for kids, Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun (Bloomsbury), written with Joshua Glenn. Shana Youngdahl's debut collection of poetry, History, Advice, and Other Half-Truths, is published this year by Stephen F. Austin University Press. The authors' books will be available for sale and signing. This event is free and open to the public.
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