Short Fiction: Paula Whyman, Laurie Stone and Rachel Hall moderated by Carolyn Alessio

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This trio of short stories pack a big punch.  Rachel Hall is the author of “Heirlooms,” selected by Marge Piercy for the G.S. Sharat Chandra book prize, and her stories have appeared in a wide range of publications. She is a professor of English at the SUNY-Geneseo. Laurie Stone is the author of “My Life as an Animal: Stories.” A longtime writer for the Village Voice, she has been a theater critic for The Nation and critic-at-large on NPR’s Fresh Air.  Paula Whyman’s collection is entitled “You May See a Stranger: Stories.” A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo, her stories have appeared in Ploughshares, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review and other literary journals. Leading the conversation will be Carolyn Alessio, who was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize in socially engaged fiction. Her work has appeared in America, Brain, Child magazine and The Pushcart Prize anthology.

Sunday, June 11, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Jones College Prep/4th Floor/4038

Paula Whyman

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Paula Whyman

PAULA WHYMAN is the author of You May See a Stranger: Stories. Her stories have also been published in Ploughshares, McSweeney’s Quarterly, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other literary journals. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. A native of Washington, D.C., she now lives in Maryland.

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Laurie Stone

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Laurie Stone

LAURIE STONE is the author of My Life as an Animal: Stories. A longtime writer for the Village Voice, she has been a theater critic for The Nation and critic-at-large on NPR’s Fresh Air. She lives in New York City.

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Rachel Hall

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Rachel Hall

Rachel Hall is the author of Heirlooms (BkMk Press), selected by Marge Piercy for the G.S. Sharat Chandra book prize. Her short stories and essays have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. She is Professor of English at the SUNY-Geneseo. Follow her at www.rachelhall.org or@Rach_H_writer

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Carolyn Alessio

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Carolyn Alessio (Moderator)

Carolyn Alessio was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize in socially engaged fiction. Her work has appeared in America, Brain, Child, The Pushcart Prize and elsewhere.

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