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FRANKLIN PARK READING SERIES: MATT BELL, LINCOLN MICHEL. MERRITT TIERCE, and NAOMI JACKSON
Oct 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
This month the Franklin Park Reading Series Presents four trailblazing, widely hailed fiction writers — Matt Bell, Lincoln Michel, Merritt Tierce, and Naomi Jackson. Their compelling stories range from realist to surreal, in settings as varied as the belly of a whale, a Barbados graveyard, Detroit’s scrap yards, and an upscale Dallas steakhouse. Admission is free, and there will be a $4 draft drink special and raffle for the authors’ books.
MATT BELL is the author, most recently, of the novel Scrapper. His previous novel, In The House Upon The Dirt Between The Lake And The Woods, was a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award, a Michigan Notable Book, and an Indies Choice Adult Debut Book of the Year Honor Recipient, as well as the winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. He is also the author of two previous books of fiction, How They Were Found and Cataclysm Baby, and a nonfiction book about the classic video game Baldur’s Gate II. Born in Michigan, he now teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.
LINCOLN MICHEL is the author of the story collection Upright Beasts. He is the online editor of Electric Literature and the coeditor of Gigantic. His work has appeared in Tin House, NOON, the Believer, American Short Fiction, Pushcart Prize XXXIX, and elsewhere. He was born in Virginia and lives in Brooklyn.
MERRITT TIERCE is the author of the novel Love Me Back. A National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, she was born and raised in Texas. She received her MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was named a Meta Rosenberg Fellow. In 2011, she was a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She lives near Dallas with her husband and children.
NAOMI JACKSON is the author of the novel The Star Side of Bird Hill, which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and selected for the American Booksellers Association’s Indies Introduce and Indies Next List programs. Named a “Writer to Watch” by Publishers Weekly, she studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and traveled to South Africa on a Fulbright scholarship, where she received an MA in creative writing from the University of Cape Town. She is a graduate of Williams College and lives in Brooklyn, where she was born and raised by West Indian parents.