I’ve been blessed as part of serving as the 2016-2017 Trias Writer in Residence–blessed to curate a reading series in addition to all of the other wonderful opportunities. This fall, I kicked things off talking about the Southern Reach trilogy and sharing some of the inspiration for the novels (as well as reading). Then we had Dexter Palmer come in and read from Version Control, his great time travel novel from Vintage. And just this week, Amelia Gray came in and gave a corker of a reading to end the fall series of Trias readings. Both Dexter and Amelia dropped by my class to talk to the students and stayed long enough to have a sense of the area.
Expert on the Grotesque Nancy Hightower and photographer Kyle Cassidy also spoke to my class this semester, along with a Skype call by Julia Elliott. Those visits have been recorded so I can post transcripts shortly. In the meantime, please enjoy the video from all three fall events.
In the spring, the series continues with Ottessa Moshfegh, a recent finalist for the Man-Booker Prize. That promises to be another scintillating event. My deep and heartfelt thanks to Professor Melanie Hamilton, who runs the Trias program, and to Susan Gage, who is instrumental in making sure these events are a success.
You can find all of my posts about the writing residency experience here.