Kristopher Jansma, Gerri Brightwell & Gregory Brown
November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AKST
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Kristopher Jansma is the author of Why We Came to the City (Viking/Penguin, 2016) and The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards (Viking/Penguin 2013), winner of the Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the recipient of an honorable mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award. He has written for the New York Times, Chicago Quarterly Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, ZYZZVA, The Believer, and Prairie Schooner. He writes the popular “Unfinished Business” column for Electric Literature. His work has been noted as distinguished in The Best American Short Stories 2016 and The Best American Essays 2014. He is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of Creative Writing at SUNY New Paltz College.
Gerri Brightwell’s latest novel, Turnback Ridge, will be published by Torrey House Press in summer 2022. Her previous novels are Dead of Winter, The Dark Lantern, and Cold Country. Her short work has appeared in many venues including Alaska Quarterly Review, Copper Nickel, and BBC Radio 4’s Opening Lines. Her story, “Williamsville,” which originally appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, was subsequently selected for The Best American Mystery Stories 2017. Brightwell is the director of creative writing at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Gregory Brown is the author of the novel The Lowering Days (Harper, 2021). His stories have appeared in Tin House, Alaska Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Epoch, and Narrative Magazine. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and MacDowell. He grew up along Penobscot Bay and still lives in Maine with his family.