It’s the first Say it with Writing of 2013, featuring fiction writers Adrian Van Young (Massachusetts), Laura van den Berg (Baltimore), and Adam Prince (new Baltimorean).
Hosted by Adam Robinson and Stephanie Barber at 1818 E Lafayette Ave (near Wolfe and North). As always the event is free (and BYO), but we’ll have books for sale and a colander for donations.
ADRIAN VAN YOUNG teaches writing and literature at Boston College, Boston University and Grub Street, a creative writing non-profit, in Boston. He formerly taught at Columbia University, where he received his MFA in fiction. In 2008, he was the recipient of a Henfield Foundation Prize and was nominated for inclusion in the Best New American Voices 2010 Anthology. His collection of short stories, The Man Who Noticed Everything, won the 2011 St. Lawrence Book Award, and is forthcoming in early 2013 from Black Lawrence Press/Dzanc Books. He is currently in the midst of writing a historical novel based on the life of William H. Mumler, the father of spirit photography, and his clairvoyant wife, Hannah Mumler. His fiction and non-fiction have been published in Lumina, Gigantic, Lacuna and The Believer. He lives in Somerville, MA with his wife.
Born and raised in Southern California, ADAM PRINCE earned his MFA from the University of Arkansas and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee. His award-winning fiction has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, and Narrative Magazine, among others. In 2011, Narrative named him one of the top twenty best new writers. He is married to the poet Charlotte Pence and is serving as the 2012-2013 Tickner Fellow at the Gilman School while at work on a novel that takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia.
LAURA VAN DEN BERG was raised in Florida and earned her M.F.A. at Emerson College. Her stories have or soon will appear in Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, One Story, American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, Best New American Voices 2010, and The Pushcart Prize XXIV. Her first collection of stories, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us (Dzanc Books, 2009), was a Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” selection, longlisted for The Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Award. Her second collection of stories, The Isle of Youth, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux in November 2013. The recipient of the Emerging Writer Lectureship at Gettysburg College and the Tickner Fellowship at the Gilman School, Laura currently lives in Baltimore and teaches creative writing at George Washington University.