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Fiction Reading
Start Date: 3/4/2014Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 3/4/2014End Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description:
The Suffolk University Boston Spring Reading Series continues with a fiction reading featuring two local up-and-coming writers who have new books out: Laura van den Berg, author of Isle of Youth and James Scott, author of The Kept.

Laura van den Berg:

http://lauravandenberg.com/
http://www.fsgoriginals.com/books/detail/the-isle-of-youth1
Laura van den Berg’s second short story collection, Isle of Youth, was published in November 2013. Her debut story collection, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, and long-listed for the Story Prize. Her stories have appeared in One Story, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, and Best New American Voices 2010, among other publications. A Florida native, she has an MFA from Emerson College and is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize and scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. She lives in the Boston area.

James Scott:

http://www.jamesscottwriter.com/
James Scott earned his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and his MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He has published short fiction in a variety of journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction, and has received awards from the Sewanee Writers' Conference, the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Millay Colony, the St. Botolph's Club, the Tin House Summer Writer’s Conference, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo. Currently, he lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and dog. The Kept is his first novel.  

Location Information:
Boston Campus - Stahl Center (73 Tremont)  (View Map)
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Room: Poetry Center, Sawyer Library, 3rd Floor
Contact Information:
Name: Kelly Hoarty
Phone: 617-973-5346
Email: khoarty@suffolk.edu
Intended Audience:
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Students
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Sponsor(s):
  • College of Arts & Sciences

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