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Thursday, March 30, 2017

UMASS MFA Visiting Writers Series presents Edie Meidav

UMASS MFA Visiting Writers Series presents Edie MeidavREADING: Thursday, April 6, 2017 8 PM
Memorial Hall, 
UMASS Amherst
Free & Open to the Public

Called "an American original" by the Daily Beast, Edie Meidav is the author of Kingdom of the Young (Sarabande, 2017), a collection of stories with a nonfiction coda, as well as three novels, most recently Lola, California (FSG) and Crawl Space (FSG). Of Kingdom of the Young author Paul La Farge said, “These stories are dazzling, full of knowledge of the world and of the heart, and written with the pluck and thrum of a flamenco guitarist. Meidav draws you into world after world; she makes you want to sit by your window and listen all night.”  
Her work has received Lannan, Howard, Bard Fiction Prize, and Village Voice citations, Fulbrights to Sri Lanka and Cyprus, and has been called an editors' pick by the New York Times and other sites. Recently, she has served as a judge for PEN/Bingham, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and elsewhere. A senior editor at Conjunctions and a contributing editor at other journals, she teaches in the UMass Amherst MFA for Poets and Writers.


Thursday, April 6, 2017
8 PM | Memorial Hall
UMass Amherst
free & open to the Public

following the reading
University Club
 243 Stockbridge Road
Reception & Cash Bar

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