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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Melissa Scholes Young, Iggy McGovern, Miranda K. Pennington

Sat, 14 Oct, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Melissa Scholes Young reads from Flood, her debut novel set in Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal, Missouri. She is joined by fellow American University teacher Miranda Pennington, whose just published nonfiction book is a celebration of power of literature, A Girl Walks Into a Book: What the Brontes Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women’s Work. Young and Pennington  will be joined by visiting Irish poet and physicist Iggy McGovern, whose recent collection is The Eyes of Isaac Newton.

Iggy McGovern is the author of  three poetry collections from Dedalus Press, The Eyes of Isaac Newton, The King of Suburbia, and Safe House, as well as a poetic biography of mathematician and poet William Rowan Hamilton - A Mystic Dream of 4 (Quaternia Press). He also edited the anthology 2012: Twenty Irish Poets Respond to Science in Twelve Lines. His awards include the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for Poetry and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary http://iggymcgovern.com/

Melissa Scholes Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri and still proudly claims it as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, Poets & Writers, and other literary journals. She teaches at American University in Washington, D.C. Flood is her first novel.

Miranda K. Pennington is a life-long Brontë enthusiast whose work has appeared on The Toast, The American Scholar online, The Ploughshares blog, and The Catapult Podcast. She has been a writing consultant and University Writing Instructor at Columbia University, where she also received her MFA in creative nonfiction. She will be joining the faculty at American University in the fall. A Girl Walks Into a Book is her first book. 

Please Note 3:00 p.m. start time.

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admission
Contact: 301-654-8664
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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