A double-header with Colby professors Adrian Blevins and Debra Spark reading from just-released work. Blevin's Live from the Homesick Jamboree features heartbreaking, brash poems about growing up female during the 1970s. Blevin's earlier collection, The Brass Girl Brouhaha, won the 2004 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is also the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer's Foundation Award, a Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award for The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes, and the Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction. In Debra Spark's latest novel, Good for the Jews, three families clash over an anti-Semetic mystery, office politics and romantic relationships. Her short stories, essays and articles have appeared in Food and Wine, Maine Home+Design, Esquire, Yankee, Ploughshares, and The New York Times, among other places.
Book signing to follow in Wormser Room (just outside Special Collections).
Reading sponsored by Kristina Stahl Creative Writing Fund.