Dire Literary Series 7/7 with Kadish Sheets and Hilger @ Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More, Cambridge [7 July]

Dire Literary Series 7/7 with Kadish Sheets and Hilger


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07
July
19:00 - 21:00

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Rachel Kadish is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and Tin House, and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and elsewhere.

She has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, has received the John Gardner Fiction Award and the Koret Foundation's Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award, and was a writer-in-residence at Stanford University.

She lives outside Boston and teaches in Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing.
— Jay Sheets is a poet, writer, and researcher. His debut book, The Hour Wasp, was released by April Gloaming Publishing in 2017. Sheets' poems and writing have appeared in numerous journals and magazines. He received a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont and currently lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LLauren Hilger received a BA from New York University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Lady Be Good (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016.) Named the 2012 Nadya Aisenberg Fellow in Poetry from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014, she is also the recipient of the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review Online, Kenyon Review Online, and The Massachusetts Review, among other journals. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.
For more info direreader.comFeaturesRachel Kadish is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and Tin House, and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and elsewhere.She has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, has received the John Gardner Fiction Award and the Koret Foundation's Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award, and was a writer-in-residence at Stanford University.She lives outside Boston and teaches in Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing.--------------------------------------Jay Sheets is a poet, writer, and researcher. His debut book, The Hour Wasp, was released by April Gloaming Publishing in 2017. Sheets' poems and writing have appeared in numerous journals and magazines. He received a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont and currently lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FeaturesRachel Kadish is the award-winning author of the novels From a Sealed Room and Tolstoy Lied: a Love Story, as well as the novella I Was Here. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and Tin House, and has been anthologized in the Pushcart Prize Anthology and elsewhere.She has been a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, has received the John Gardner Fiction Award and the Koret Foundation's Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award, and was a writer-in-residence at Stanford University.She lives outside Boston and teaches in Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing.--------------------------------------Jay Sheets is a poet, writer, and researcher. His debut book, The Hour Wasp, was released by April Gloaming Publishing in 2017. Sheets' poems and writing have appeared in numerous journals and magazines. He received a BFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College in Vermont and currently lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Lauren Hilger received a BA from New York University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Lady Be Good (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016.) Named the 2012 Nadya Aisenberg Fellow in Poetry from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014, she is also the recipient of the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review Online, Kenyon Review Online, and The Massachusetts Review, among other journals. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.------------------------------------------ The Hunger Saint, a historical novella will be published by Bordighera Press in April 2017. Her short stories have appeared in various literary journals, including New South, the Berkeley Fiction Review, The MacGuffin, War, Literature and the Arts, JMWW, Word Riot, Quiddity and Paterson Literary Review. She serves as an associate editor for CONSEQUENCE Magazine, and as a creative writing workshop facilitator for Writers Without Margins, a nonprofit organization dedicated to marginalized voices.​She is the recipient of fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, Starry Night Retreat, Gloucester Writers Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Noepe Center Residency, Art Farm and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, where she was awarded a «Distinguished Fellowship» from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a member of the PEN American Center. Cerrone earned an MFA in fiction from New York University and a BFA from the Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College.======================================================​Ray Anderson began hiking in New Hampshire and has climbed all the 4,000-footers in New England. He's thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, hiked all of the Pacific Crest Trail, and hiked parts of the Continental Divide Trail. When not hiking or writing, he spends his time with family and friends in Massachusetts and Florida. New York University and an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Lady Be Good (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016.) Named the 2012 Nadya Aisenberg Fellow in Poetry from the MacDowell Colony, where she was a fellow in 2012 and 2014, she is also the recipient of the Agha Shahid Ali Scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Harvard Review Online, Kenyon Review Online, and The Massachusetts Review, among other journals. She serves as a poetry editor for No Tokens.
— Randy Ross is a writer, performer, and Web consultant. His fiction and humor have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Side B Magazine, and Calliope, among others. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, was sold to The Permanent Press, a publisher of literary fiction. Publication date: March 2017.

His one-man show, The Chronic Single's Handbook, based on the novel, has been featured at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland.

He writes a popular blog and lectures about self-promotion and marketing for writers. For seven years, Ross was the executive editor for an award-winning Web site (PCWorld.com). He holds a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.
— Ben Berman’s first book, Strange Borderlands (Able Muse Press, 2012), won the Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His second book is Figuring in the Figure, forthcoming from Able Muse Press in 2017. He has received awards from the New England Poetry Club and fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Somerville Arts Council. He is the poetry editor at Solstice Literary Magazine and teaches in the Boston area, where he lives with his wife and daughters.

6 PM Book release party with Randy Ross, followed by usual eventfor more infor direreader.com
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Olivia Kate Cerrone’s Pushcart Prize-nominated fiction won the Crab Orchard Review's 2016 Jack Dyer Fiction Prize. A regular contributor to The Rumpus, she is at work on a novel called DISPLACED. Her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, xoJane, Luna Luna Magazine and elsewhere.

The Hunger Saint, a historical novella will be published by Bordighera Press in April 2017. Her short stories have appeared in various literary journals, including New South, the Berkeley Fiction Review, The MacGuffin, War, Literature and the Arts, JMWW, Word Riot, Quiddity and Paterson Literary Review. She serves as an associate editor for CONSEQUENCE Magazine, and as a creative writing workshop facilitator for Writers Without Margins, a nonprofit organization dedicated to marginalized voices.

​She is the recipient of fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, Starry Night Retreat, Gloucester Writers Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Noepe Center Residency, Art Farm and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, where she was awarded a «Distinguished Fellowship» from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is a member of the PEN American Center. Cerrone earned an MFA in fiction from New York University and a BFA from the Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College.
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​Ray Anderson began hiking in New Hampshire and has climbed all the 4,000-footers in New England. He's thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, hiked all of the Pacific Crest Trail, and hiked parts of the Continental Divide Trail. When not hiking or writing, he spends his time with family and friends in Massachusetts and Florida.
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