Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Monsters of Poetry Present Fiction (Yeah, Fiction)

Our buddies, The Monsters of Poetry, are briefly morphing into the Monsters of Fiction for their next reading at Project Lodge. Our own Jesse Lee Kercheval will be one of three readers. Here are the details:

Thursday, May 13, 2010
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: The Project Lodge, 817 East Johnson Street, Madison, WI


The Monsters of Poetry Present (wait for it)... Fiction! Featuring, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Leslie Jamison and Ted Thompson.

Jesse Lee Kercheval was born in France and raised in Florida. She is the author of 11 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction including Brazil (CSU Poetry Center, 2010) which won the Ruthanne Wiley Memorial Novella Prize; Cinema Muto (SIU Press, 2009), a collection of poems about silent film which won a Crab Orchard Open Selection Award; and The Alice Stories (U of Nebraska Press, 2007) which won the Prairie Schooner Fiction Book Prize. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she directs the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.

Leslie Jamison grew up in Los Angeles but currently splits her time between New Haven and Iowa City. A graduate of Harvard College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she has also spent time working as a schoolteacher in Nicaragua and an innkeeper on the coast of California. She is currently a PhD candidate in American literature at Yale University. Her first novel, The Gin Closet, was published by Free Press in February.

Ted Thompson's stories have been published in Tin House, American Short Fiction, The L Magazine, and Best New American Voices, and he's received fellowships from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He lives in Iowa City.

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