The cost for individual tickets for the following headliners is $15. (Doors open a half hour before.) With more than 100 book-length publications, from novels to plays, Joyce Carol Oates is among the most versatile and celebrated authors writing today. Her most beloved works include the bestsellers Blonde and We Were the Mulvaneys, and the National Book Award-winner Them. Joining her will be Jaimy Gordon, author of Bogeywoman and the National Book Award-winning novel Lord of misrule. David Shields will read from his latest nonfiction work, How Literature Saved My Life. Book signing to follow.
To purchase tickets to see Joyce Carol Oates, Jaimy Gordon, and David Shields, click here. Free Student Tickets Students from any regional high school or college get in free to all headlining events when they show a current ID at the door. However, space is limited. Advance tickets will be available at college bookstores two weeks before the festival.
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Location: Street: Bing Crosby Theater Additional: 901 W Sprague Ave City: Spokane, Province: Washington Postal Code: 99201-0214 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
“This first novel is not like anything you or I have ever read. Something between a shocking exposé, a defiant treatise, a prose poem, and an exuberant Girl Scout manual, it is always formally inventive and bursting with energy. Yes, this is an insider’s report confirming the worst you ever allowed yourself to think about lowdown trailer parks. And yet somehow Tupelo Hassman’s book is also a testament to joy and beauty, and to the saving power of language wherever it gets a foothold. She has irrepressible high spirits, which flow forth in this case as brilliance and lyricism. Tupelo Hassman loves life in spite of everything, and you can’t help loving this novel and her.” Jaimy Gordon, author of the National Book Award winner Lord of misrule
“This amazing debut spills over with love, but is still absolutely unflinching and real. That is no easy combo to pull off, and Tupelo Hassman does it repeatedly with precision and grace. Rory D. is ebulliently alive on the page; she’s really that kind of fresh new voice people talk about, leaving us with a completely memorable character.” Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Tupelo Hassman graduated from Columbia’s MFA program. Her writing has been published in the Portland Review Literary Journal, Paper Street Press, Tantalum, We Still Like, and Zyzzyva, and by 100 Word Story, Five Chapters.com, and Invisible City Audio Tours.
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Author Visit: National Book Award Winner Jaimy Gordon
Jaimy Gordon’s fourth novel, ‘Lord of Misrule’ is the 2010 National Book Award winner for Fiction. Gordon has taught writing at Western Michigan University since 1981. “Lord of Misrule’ is set at an out-of-the-way, haldmile horse track in the early 1970s. Gordon masterfully captures the language of the horsetrack and the romance of rooting for long shots. A failing trainer attempts to revive business by making quick money with well-trained but unknown horses. Washed-up horses and people search for redemption in Gordon’s award-winning dark-horse novel. Gordon’s visit is a part of the Michigan Notable Book tour. A book signing will follow the presentation. Free and open to the public. (abridle)… (more)