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
<strong>Readings by Rebecca Lee and Drew Perry:</strong>
Thursday, September 11, 8:15 pm, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
<strong>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, 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.