Catherine Lacey, Loyola alumna, will be reading from her debut novel Nobody is Ever Missing.
1718 was excited to have Thomas Beller read on Tuesday, April 1st.
Thomas Beller is the author of two books of fiction, Seduction Theory, and The Sleep-Over Artist, and a collection of personal essays, How To Be a Man. He co-founded and was, for twenty years, co-editor of Open City Magazine and Books, and founded and continues to publish Mr.Beller’s Neighborhood. Beller attended Vassar College (BA), and Columbia University (MFA). His short stories, essays, and reportage have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including The New York Times, Vogue, Ploughshares, The Southwest Review, Slate, Guernica, and Salon. Quite recently, a selection from Beller’s book, The Sleep-Over Artist, was featured on This American Life. He likes to play basketball and sometimes writes about it. He divides his time between New York and New Orleans, where he teaches writing at Tulane University. His newest book, a biography of J.D. Salinger titled The Escape Artist, is now available.
He read some new work––an excerpt of fiction and a humorous nonfiction essay––for us.
Photography by Julia Taylor
Above are some of Beller’s older works that were sold by the wonderful Maple Street Books after the reading.
Chelsey Johnson was the Featured Reader for our event on Tuesday, March 11th. Chelsey Johnson received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in One
Story, Ploughshares, NPR‘sSelected Shorts, The Rumpus, OUT Magazine, and others. She teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at the College of William & Mary and is at work on a collection of stories and a novel. We got a lovely preview of her novel-in-progress and can’t wait to get a copy when it comes out!
Drawings by Julia Taylor