<strong>Join Algonquin editors and writers for two days of conversation and readings about the writing life and the publishing world.
Editors: Kathy Pories and Shannon Ravenel; Authors: Rebecca Lee, Michael Parker, and Drew Perry
Panel Discussion and Q&A:</strong>
Friday, September 12, 11 am-noon, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
Rebecca Lee is the author of the novel<em> The City is a Rising Tide</em> and <em>Bobcat and Other Stories,</em> which was a finalist for The Story Prize and Barnes and Noble’s Discover Award in fiction. Michael Parker’s six novels include<em> If You Want Me to Stay,</em> <em>The Watery Part of the World, </em>and, most recently, <em>All I Have in this World. </em>Drew Perry’s first novel, <em>This Is Just Exactly Like You, </em>was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan prize from the Center for Fiction, a Best-of-the-Year pick from <em>The Atlanta Journal Constitution</em>, and a SIBA Okra pick. Kathy Pories is a senior editor at Algonquin Books, where she acquires literary fiction and narrative nonfiction. Shannon Ravenel has worked in publishing for fifty years, beginning with Houghton Mifflin’s editorial department from 1961-1971. In 2001, Ravenel, a 1960 graduate of Hollins, stepped down as editorial director of Algonquin to create and direct a new imprint for Algonquin: Shannon Ravenel Books. She retired in August 2013.
Funding provided by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series and the Benedict Fiction Fund.