A Feast of Literary Talent with SLICE Writers
Thursday, May 22nd. 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 22nd. 7:00 pm
Slice Literary is proud to showcase writers whose work has appeared in recent issues of the magazine. These writers are completely different and yet share one common thread -- their work is simply unputdownable. Six of these incredible writers (Joshua Bodwell, CJ Hauser, Douglas W. Milliken, Mira Maria Ptacin, Justin Taylor & Kimberly Elkins) will be sharing their work with us at Longfellow Books and then be sure to stick around after the reading to mingle and enjoy some fine craft ales, courtesy of Biddeford's Banded Horn Brewing Co.
Joshua Bodwell is the executive director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Poets & Writers magazine—where his profile subjects have included Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford, National Book Award-winner John Casey, and NYT bestselling author Andre Dubus III—and is a contributing editor at the online journal Fiction Writers Review. Joshua’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in magazines and quarterlies such as Ambit (London), Glimmer Train’s Writer’s Ask, Threepenny Review, and Slice Magazine. He has lectured extensively in schools and universities and served three stints as writer-in-residence at Dulwich College in London.
CJ Hauser's fiction has appeared in Tin House, TriQuarterly, SLICE, The Kenyon Review, and Esquire. She is the 2010 recipient of McSweeney's Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, and the winner of the 2012 Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction. Her debut novel, The From-Aways, a story of family, friendship, love and lobsters set in small town Maine, is coming out this month from William Morrow. Though ever and always a New Englander in her heart, CJ currently lives in a little white house, beneath a very mossy oak, in Tallahasse, Florida
Douglas W. Milliken is the author of the novel To Sleep as Animals (Publication Studio / Pilot Editions, 2014) and the codex White Horses (Nada, 2010). Other work also appears or is forthcoming in McSweeney's, Glimmer Train, and the Believer.
Mira Maria Ptacin is a creative nonfiction author and New York Times bestselling ghostwriter. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Slice Magazine, New York Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Morning News, National Public Radio, The Rumpus, and more. She’s a contributing writer to The Moment: Wild, Poignant, Life-Changing Stories from 125 Writers and Artists Famous & Obscure; Get Out of My Crotch: Twenty-One Writers Respond to America’s War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health, and the anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC. She's the founder and executive director of Freerange Nonfiction, and currently teaches the writing program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Mira lives with her husband Andrew, their son Theo, and two dogs on Peaks Island.
Justin Taylor is the author of the story collection Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and the novel The Gospel of Anarchy; both books were New York Times Editor's Choice picks. A new story collection, Flings, will be published in August by Harper Collins. He has taught creative writing and literature at Columbia, NYU, Sarah Lawrence College, and the Pratt Institute. He lives in Brooklyn.
Kimberly Elkins was a finalist for the National Magazine Award and has published fiction and non-fiction in the Atlantic, Best New American Voices, Iowa Review, Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Village Voice among others. Her debut novel, What Is Visible, for which she did quite a bit of research in Maine, will be published in June
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
One Monument Way