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Lauren Acampora and Emily Mitchell

Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Emily Mitchell reads from Viral, her new collection of stories. She is joined by Lauren Acampora, who reads from her recent collection of linked stories, The Wonder Garden. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Lauren Acampora's fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, New England Review, and Antioch Review. Raised in Connecticut, she now lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, artist Thomas Doyle, and their daughter.  

"One moment we seem to be in Cheever's Westchester; the next we plunge through the looking glass into realms that remind us of George Saunders or Robert Coover or the David Lynch of Blue Velvet, though, inevitably, all resemblances prove to be superficial. Acampora is an original. An outstanding debut." -- Jay McInerney.

Emily Mitchell's stories have been published in Harper’s, Ploughshares, New England Review, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Maryland and is the author of the novel The Last Summer of the World.

"The stories in Viral are so brilliant at unearthing the private pains and obsessions of their characters after turning the final page one is left feeling as though they have been let in on a marvelous secret. Emily Mitchell is a masterful, magical writer, and Viral is an astounding collection."

-- Laura van den Berg

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free admission
Contact: sunil.freeman@writer.org
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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