Emerson college’s Writing Literature and Publishing (WLP) program is pleased to welcome short story writer AMY HEMPEL for a reading from her work.
AMY HEMPEL is the author of four collections of stories. Collected Stories was named one of the New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year, won the Ambassador Award, and the Harold Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an inaugural United States Artists Foundation Fellowship, the PEN/Malamud Award, and many others. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Tin House, The Quarterly, GQ, The Harvard Review, and more, and has been anthologized in the Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize, the Best Non-Required Reading, and Life is Short–Art is Shorter. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Letters, she teaches at Bennington College and Stony Brook University, and lives near New York City.
This free reading free is open to the public.
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