Angela Woodward and Sara Greenslit Author Reading

Event date: 
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 7:00pm

A Room of One's Own is proud to welcome two prizewinning innovative fiction writers, Angela Woodward (author of Natural Wonders) and Sara Greenslit (author of As If A Bird Flew By Me), to read from their latest novels.

Angela Woodward won the Fiction Collective Two Catherine A. Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize for her 2016 novel Natural Wonders. She is also the author of the collections The Human Mind and Origins and Other Stories, and the novel End of the Fire Cult. Her short fiction and essays have been featured in Ninth Letter, Western Humanities Review, Salt Hill, Black Warrior Review, and the LA Review of Books. She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize, an Emerging Writer Fellowship from the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and an individual artist’s grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

About Natural Wonders by Angela Woodward: This novel mixes mythology, popular fiction, and a misfired romance with the story of our planet revolving around the sun. From intimately human to geologic to cosmic, the novel explores change, love, and loss. Steeped in the history of science, it’s a woman's retelling of what the narrator calls “the story of men and their adventures.” It crosses freely between fiction and nonfiction, offering an oddball and artistic take on geology, climate change, linguistics, and anthropology.

Sara Greenslit won the Ronald Sukenick/American Book Review Innovative Fiction Prize for As If a Bird Flew By Me and the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction for The Blue of Her Body. She earned an MFA in poetry from Penn State and lives in Madison,Wisconsin, where she is a small animal veterinarian.

About As If A Bird Flew By Me by Sara Greenslit: Celia lives in the contemporary Midwest. Ann is an accused witch, executed during the Salem witch trials. Two women separated by time and place, yet yoked by heritage and history. Set in three time periods, stories within stories unfold, and Greenslit’s language seamlessly weaves Celia’s modern life with the historical record of Ann’s demise alongside dazzling renderings of animal life. Greenslit’s hybrid of fiction and nonfiction occupies that rarest of airs: it is a book that illuminates, line by line and page by page, how it should be read.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
Madison, WI 53703-2218
Natural Wonders Cover Image
By Angela Woodward, Stacey Levine (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781573660556
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: F2c - April 1st, 2016

SKU: 9781573661645A