Thursday, February 13
Canadian writer Deborah Willis. Public reading, introduced by Hollie Adams and followed by a Q&A.
Willis’s first collection of short fiction, Vanishing and Other Stories, was named one of The Globe and Mail's Best Books of 2009, was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, and was praised by Alice Munro: “The emotional range and depth of these stories, their clarity and deftness, is astonishing.”
Her second collection, The Dark and Other Love Stories, was long-listed for the 2017 Giller Prize, won the Georges Bugnet Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail, the CBC, NPR, and Chatelaine Magazine.
Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in The Walrus, The Virginia Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Lucky Peach, The Wall Street Journal, and Zoetrope.
The event takes place at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE Space (Stewart Commons 104) and is free and open to the public.
*UMaine ID required from off campus
Project REVEAL (Ransom Center, UT Austin) makes available 25 of the Center's manuscript collections of some of the best-known names from American and British literature of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among the authors represented in Project REVEAL are Joseph Conrad, Hart Crane, Thomas Hardy, Vachel Lindsay, Jack London, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Sara Teasdale.
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