Join us for a reading of select Philadelphia Stories authors, including co-founder Christine Weiser who will read from her new novel, Come As You Are. Christine will be joined by:
Julie Odell: Julie’s short fiction has appeared in Philadelphia Stories, Five Chapters, New World Writing, Atticus Review, and most recently The I ntentional. Her non-fiction has been featured on NPR and was selected for the anthology This I Believe: Philadelphia. A 2004 MacDowell Colony fellow, she teaches writing full-time at Community College of Philadelphia.
Jim Zervanos is the author of the novel LOVE Park, and his fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including the anthologies Philly Fiction and Philadelphia Noir. His short stories have won the Folio annual fiction prize and been named runner-up in Philadelphia Stories’ Marguerite McGlinn National Short Story Contest. He has recently completed a memoir entitled The Luminous Interval.
Tony Knighton: Tony’s novella and story collection Happy Hour and Other Philadelphia Cruelties was published in 2015 by Crime Wave Press. His story “The Scavengers” is included in the anthology Shocklines: Fresh Voices in Terror and is included in the anthology Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume One, published by Comet Press. Tony was one of 13 local authors featured in Philadelphia Stories’ first serial mystery novel, Naked Came the Cheesesteak. Tony is a lieutenant in the Philadelphia Fire Department.
Shelley Schenk hails from Midtown Detroit and graduated from Wayne State University Law School. She writes historical fiction under the pen name Vera Limett. Her Pushcart-nominated short stories have appeared in The Copperfield Review, The Stonecoast Review and Philadelphia Stories. She just finished her first novel, Parisian Blue. She now proudly serves on the fiction board at Philadelphia Stories. She lives in Lancaster County with her husband.
Katherine Hubbard’s stories and flash fiction have been published in literary journals such as Blackbird, Yellow Chair Review, Sanskrit Literary Arts Journal, Front Porch Journal, The Dos Passos Review, and Storychord, among others. She has a Master’s in creative writing from New York University, is on the faculty of Philadelphia University and teaches creative writing at Stockton University.
(It's also Christine’s birthday, so there will be cake!)
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Penn Book Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104