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Writers Series: Writing the Short Story with Deb Olin Unferth and Sheree Renée Thomas

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Join us for the first Writers Series event of 2021. Advance registration required.

Deb Olin Unferth is the author of six books, most recently, the novel Barn 8. Her essays and fiction have appeared in Harper’s, the New York Times, The Paris Review, Granta, Vice, and McSweeney’s. She has received a Guggenheim fellowship, three Pushcart Prizes, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. An associate professor at the University of Texas in Austin, she also is the director of the Pen City Writers, a creative-writing program at a south Texas penitentiary. 

Sheree Renée Thomas is an award-winning writer and editor. Her work is inspired by mythology, natural science, and the genius of the Mississippi Delta. She is the author of Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books 2020), Sleeping Under the Tree of Life, and Shotgun Lullabies (Aqueduct Press 2016, 2011). She edited the groundbreaking Dark Matter anthologies (2000, 2004) that won two World Fantasy Awards and first introduced W.E.B. Du Bois’s science fiction stories. Widely anthologized, her work appears in The New York Times an­­d The Big Book of Modern Fantasy. She is honored to be a 2020 World Fantasy Award Finalist for contributions to the genre. Thomas will serve as a Special Guest and co-host of the 2021 Hugo Awards in Washington, DC. She is the Associate Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, founded in 1975 during the Black Arts Movement and the Editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction founded in 1949. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee, near a mighty river and a pyramid. Learn more about Sheree Renée Thomas.

When 8:30pm
Karen A Gahagan

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