Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 7-8 p.m. to hear two innovative historical fiction writers--TaraShea Nesbit and Shena McAuliffe--share their insights on transmitting truth through fiction and making fictive lives feel real on the page.
The event will take place in Harmon Hall, Room 136 on the St. Charles campus.
Nesbit’s book, The Wives of Los Alamos, a New York Times Editor's Choice and Amazon Best Book of the Month, uses a first-person plural point of view to explore the insular lives of the wives of the scientists who built the atomic bomb in the New Mexican desert during WWII. Nesbit's work has appeared in Granta, The Guardian, The Collagist, Fourth Genre and other journals. She joins us from Miami University in Ohio.
McAuliffe’s book, The Good Echo, rooted in research on a forward-thinking yet flawed dentist of the 1930s, opens in the voice of a ghost child, telling the story of his mother and father. McAuliffe's short stories and essays have nominated for Pushcart Prizes and has appeared in various journals as well as in the Best American Short Stories anthologies. She joins us from Union College in New York.
Nesbit and McAuliffe are old friends, a nice reminder of writers’ working friendships. Come enjoy an energizing evening for writers and readers!
The event, part of the MFA in Writing program’s Craft Talks series, will take place in Harmon Hall, Room 136, on the main Lindenwood University campus in St. Charles. Admission is free. Co-sponsor Left Bank Books will have books available for the authors to sign.
A flier is attached HERE if you care to share via email or post in your office or favorite local coffee shop. Feel free to bring friends, co-workers, and family.
(Directions: From 70, travel south on Kingshighway. You will cross First Capitol Street, and enter campus by turning left on Watson Street, a small road at the northern edge of the old campus. On Watson Street, pass your first left into campus. Drive 0.1 miles and take your second left into campus. Harmon Hall is on your right, down the hill. Turn right and right again into the Harmon parking lot. Parking is available in front of Harmon Hall. Signs will be posted to mark the route.)
Feel free to contact Gillian Parrish, assistant professor, MFA in Writing program, with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org