November Meeting

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Join us for an evening with Olivia Clare. Her talk, "In the Details," will focus on the ways in which precision and attention to details can bring emotional resonance to your prose and poetry.

Olivia Clare is the author of a short story collection, Disasters in the First World, and a novel, both forthcoming from Grove Atlantic, as well as a book of poems,The 26-Hour Day (New Issues, 2015). Her awards include a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award (in fiction), the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship from Colgate University (in poetry), a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and fellowships from the Tin House Writers' Workshop, the MacDowell Colony, and Vermont Studio Center. In 2014, she won an O. Henry Prize for her first published story, “Pétur.” Her stories have appeared in Granta, Southern Review, n+1, Yale Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Southern Review, London Magazine, FIELD, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and is currently a Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow in Literature with Creative Dissertation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. http://www.olivia-clare.com