An Authors Guild Literary Introduction Series event
DATE Wednesday, October 7
TIME Doors at 6:30 PM | Show at 7:00 PM
LOCATION SPACE Gallery at 538 Congress Street, Portland ME
Join us for a candid conversation between Richard Russo and Lori Ostlund about her debut novel After the Parade (available September 22 from Scribner). Ostlund will discuss the challenges she’s faced as an emerging author with Pulitzer Prize winner Russo, who will share his own publishing experiences.
This event is sponsored by the Authors Guild, SPACE Gallery, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, and Longfellow Books, and is part of the Literary Introduction series. The Authors Guild founded the series in order to showcase talented emerging writers and to host open dialogues about the writing and publishing business.
This free event is made possible in part thanks to the generous support of the Kirby Family Foundation
Lori Ostlund’s most recent novel After the Parade will be published in September 2015. Her first book, a story collection entitled The Bigness of the World, won the 2008 Flannery O’Connor Award, the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award, and the 2009 California Book Award for First Fiction. Stories from it appeared in the Best American Short Stories and the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. Most recently, her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, The Southern Review, and the Kenyon Review. She is a teacher and lives in San Francisco with Anne Raeff and their two cats, Oscar and Prakash. VISIT www.loristlund.com
Richard Russo is the bestselling author of seven novels, including Straight Man, Bridge of Sighs, Nobody’s Fool, and Empire Falls, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Russo is also the author of the short story collection, The Whore’s Child and Other Stories, and a memoir, Elsewhere. He writes frequently for film and television (including two adaptations of his own novels). He and his wife live in Portland, Maine