NER Vermont Reading Series, Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.
Join us for an evening of new writing with poets Sara London and Sarah Wolfson, essayist Emily Arnason Casey, and fiction writer Rahat Huda!
Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase and signing. Free and open to the public.
In haunting prose that will follow you for days to come, Made Holy tells the story of the American family. Love, loss, and addiction entwine in this moving debut collection. Orwell, Vermont author Emily Arnason Casey employs the lyric imagination to probe memory and the ever-shifting lens of time as she seeks to make sense of the disease that haunts her maternal family tree and the alchemy of loss and longing.
Rahat Huda is a junior at Middlebury College. Originally from New York, she writes about the city in all its hectic glory. She spends any spare time she has daydreaming about adopting a pitbull after graduation.
With candor and wit, Sara London's poetry collection, Upkeep, examines the curious ceremonies of human maintenance, especially in the wake of loss. London teaches at Smith College and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
The poems in A Common Name for Everything build idiosyncratic worlds around the themes of nature, home, parenting, and naming--worlds that are at once poignant and absurd: a professional namer of lakes explains his standards; the rural gods are given names; a study of sheep results in loneliness. Sarah Wolfson is originally from Vermont, but she now lives in Montreal, where she teaches writing at McGill University.
The NER Vermont Reading Series is co-sponsored by the Vermont Book Shop.