Winter 2022 Virtual Writers Reading Series
Vermont Business Magazine From January 6 – 14, critically acclaimed, award-winning authors and faculty of the Bennington Writing Seminars will host Writers Reading, an evening reading series during the MFA program’s winter residency, which is being conducted remotely this term.
All readings are free, open to the public, and will take place virtually via Zoom.
On Thurs. January 6 at 7:00 PM, Writers Reading welcomes Stuart Nadler and Monica Ferrell. Nadler’s first novel Wise Men was named a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. His story collection, The Book of Life was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. His most recent novel, The Inseparables was named a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus. Ferrell is the author of three books of fiction and poetry, most recently the collection You Darling Thing, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award and Believer Book Award in Poetry. Her novel The Answer Is Always Yes was named one of Booklist’s Top Ten Debut Novels of the Year.
On Fri. January 7 at 7:00 PM, Writers Reading welcomes Deirdre McNamer and David Gates. McNamer’s most recent novel, Aviary, was published in April by Milkweed Editions. She is the author of four previous novels: Rima in the Weeds, One Sweet Quarrel, My Russian, and Red Rover, which was named to the Best Books of 2007 lists of Artforum, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Gates is the author of the novels Jernigan and Preston Falls, and the story collections The Wonders of the Visible World and A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me. He was a staff writer for Newsweek for many years. He has won the Guggenheim fellowship, and his books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics’ Circle Award.
On Sat. January 8 at 7:00 PM, Writers Reading welcomes Alice Mattison and Derek Palacio. Mattison’s most recent novel is Conscience, which is now available in paperback. She is also the author of The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale. Several of her previous novels and story collections have been New York Times Notable Books or Editors’ Choices. Palacio is the author of the novella How to Shake the Other Man and the novel The Mortifications. His work has appeared in the Kenyon Review, Witness, Story Quarterly, and elsewhere.
On Sun. January 9 at 7:00 PM, Writers Reading welcomes Sigrid Nunez and Carmen Giménez Smith. Nunez has published eight novels, including The Friend, winner of the 2018 National Book Award, and, most recently, What Are You Going Through. She is also the author of Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag. Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir and numerous poetry collections, including Be Recorder, a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Poetry. She was awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship Prize in 2020.
On Mon. January 10 at 7:00 PM, Writers Reading welcomes Eula Biss</…….