PEN/Faulkner Readings: Acclaimed Authors at the Folger Theatre
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The last date listed for PEN/Faulkner Readings was Friday December 4, 2009 / 7:30pm (Amy Hempel, Alistair MacLeod).
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 183rd birthday with Peter Gizzi (Threshold Songs), a poet who has been called Dickinson's modern-day heir. Gizzi will be discussing the great American poet's legacy, in addition to reading from his own work. Hovering between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, Gizzi's poetry explores the hardships and pleasures in life. A former poetry editor for The Nation, Gizzi has garnered numerous awards and fellowships, and has taught at Brown and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn More
The PEN/Faulkner Foundation brings together American writers and readers in a wide variety of programs to promote a love of literature.
An essential cultural organization, PEN/Faulkner provides arts enrichment to the Washington metropolitan area by creating a community of writers, honoring excellence in American fiction, and encouraging a love of reading.
Be part of the scene at Washington's most popular literary gathering place—the PEN/Faulkner readings and book-signing receptions. Meet old friends, make new ones and explore the creative process with noted and emerging writers. Join the conversation.
Friday December 04, 2009 7:30pm: Amy Hempel and Alistair MacLeod
PEN/Malamud Award and Memorial Reading
The PEN/Malamud Award and Memorial Reading were established by Bernard Malamud’s family to honor excellence in the art of the short story.
Amy Hempel is the author of four collections of short stories, Reasons to Live, At The Gates of The Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and The Dog of the Marriage. In 2006, The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel was named one of The New York Times 10 best books of the year. It was a Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and won the Ambassador Book Award for Best fiction of the Year, among other honors.
Internationally acclaimed short story writer and novelist Alistair MacLeod has published two collections of stories, The Lost Salt Gift of Blood, and As Birds Bring Forth the Sun. In 2000 these two books, along with new work, were combined in Island: The Collected Stories of Alistair MacLeod. MacLeod is also the author of the novel No Great Mischief, which has been widely honored. Alistair MacLeod lives in Windsor, Canada.
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