Emily Mitchell, Gabriel Urza and Erika T. Wurth

September 20, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Emily Mitchell is the author of a novel, The Last Summer of the World (Norton, 2007) and a collection of short stories, Viral (Norton, 2015). Her short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Ploughshares, New England Review, TriQuarterly and Alaska Quarterly Review, among other magazines. Her book reviews have appeared in the New York Times and the New Statesman. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers Conference, the Breadloaf Writers Conference, Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Ucross Foundation. She lives near Washington, DC and teaches writing at the University of Maryland. She reads from her collection Viral.

Praise for Viral:
“[E]xceptionally readable, surprisingly varied” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review.

“An astounding collection.” —Laura van den Berg “Remarkable, innovative stories.” —Dan Chaon

Gabriel Urza received his MFA from the Ohio State University. His family is from the Basque region of Spain where he lived for several years. He is a grant recipient from the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and his short fiction and essays have been published in Riverteeth, Hobart, Erlea, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, Slate and other publications. He also has a degree in law from the University of Notre Dame and has spent several years as a public defender in Reno, Nevada.
“A gorgeously gripping tale of secrecy, violence, and the burden of history, Gabriel Urza’s All That Followed is a thrilling debut from a distinctive and powerful new voice. Atmospheric, wise, and deliciously complex—this novel is as spellbinding as they come.” LAURA VAN DEN BERG, author of The Isle of Youth

Erika T. Wurth’s novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend, was published by Curbside Splendor. Her collection of poetry, Indian Trains, was published by The University of New Mexico’s West End Press. A writer of both fiction and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, such as Boulevard, Drunken Boat, and Southern California Review. She is represented by Peter Steinberg. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.
Margaritte is a sharp-tongued, drug-dealing, sixteen-year-old Native American floundering in a Colorado town crippled by poverty, unemployment, and drug abuse. She hates the burnout, futureless kids surrounding her and dreams that she and her unreliable new boyfriend can move far beyond the bright lights of Denver that float on the horizon before the daily suffocation of teen pregnancy eats her alive.

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