Every other fall, the University of Cincinnati’s Department of English hosts an Emerging Writers Festival. The list this year features some names we know well!
We printed Caitlyn Horrocks’s story “Embodied” in Issue 3.1; it was her first published story and later appeared in her collection This Is Not Your City (Sarabande, 2011). Her stories have also appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Short Stories 2011, the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009, Pushcart Prize XXXV, and elsewhere, and she’s won awards including the Plimpton Prize and a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship.
Ron Currie Jr.
Ron Currie Jr. has had stories in Issues 7.2 and 2.2—the latter story, “False Idols,” appeared in his collection God is Dead (Penguin, 2007). He is also the author of the novels Everything Matters (Viking, 2009) and the forthcoming Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles (Viking, 2013). Currie has also received the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award and the Willard L. Metcalf Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
The festival also includes Danielle Evans and Ben Loory.
Danielle Evans. Photo by Nina Subin.
Evans is the winner of the 2011 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree. Her stories have appeared in the Paris Review, A Public Space, Best American Short Stories 2008 and Best American Short Stories 2010, and she is the author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (Riverhead, 2010), a collection of stories.
Ben Loory. Photo by Heather Conley.
Loory’s fables and tales have appeared in the New Yorker, Gargoyle, and Antioch Review, as well as on NPR’s “This American Life,” and live at Selected Shorts. His book, Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day (Penguin, 2011), was a selection of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program and the Starbucks Coffee Bookish Reading Club.
Currie, Evans, Horrocks, and Loory will participate in two panels at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 11(“The Writer as Reader”), and Friday, October 12 (“The State of the Art, The State of the Market”), in the Tangeman University Center, Room 425.
In addition, Horrocks and Loory will read at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, and Currie and Evans will read at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, both in Room 427 of the Engineering Research Center. The authors will be signing their books, which will be available for purchase.
We’ll see you there!