READINGS: ALEXANDER CHEE & ALYSIA ABBOTT
ARTIST TALK: BETSEY GARAND
MONDAY, JULY 22, 6 PM
Alexander Chee is the author of the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, and the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night. He is a novelist and essayist, a winner of the Whiting Award and the NEA fellowship in prose. His work has most recently appeared in The Yale Review, The Sewanee Review, Tin House, and Best American Essays 2016. He is an associate professor of creative writing at Dartmouth College.
Alysia Abbott is the author of Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, which has been translated into French, Spanish, Polish, and Potruguese. Her work can be found in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, OUT, TriQuarterly, Vogue and elsewhere. Fairyland was a New York Times Editor’s Pick and was awarded the ALA Stonewall Award, the Prix Heroine de Madame Figaro, and was a finalist for the Good Reads Choice Award. She instructs the Memoir Incubator Program at GrubStreet in Boston.
Betsey Garand, an artist printmaker, is included in numerous public collections including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts Hammer Museum, Boston Public Library and the Sado Woodcut Print Village Museum, Japan. She received an MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art and is presently senior resident artist, head of printmaking at Amherst College. Other teaching includes Princeton University, Parsons The New School for Design & American University, Italy.