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Thursday, October 10 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Stories of the Strange, the Surreal, and the Uncanny

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Two authors share their latest collections of short stories from the surreal to the simply weird. Tara Campbell’s Midnight at the Organporium explores the stories of ghosts, homicidal houseplants, sentient fog, and CEOs who turn into lions, in genres that range from flash fiction to fairytale retellings. Elise Levine’s This Wicked Tongue explores uncanny, character-driven stories in which their subjects, from two people in a failing marriage to holy women to a pregnant runaway, must dig deep within themselves to find the answers to their struggles.

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Tara Campbell

Tara Campbell is a Kimbilio Fellow, a fiction editor at Barrelhouse, and an MFA candidate at American University (May 2019). Publication credits include Masters Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Jellyfish Review, Booth, and Strange Horizons, as well as a novel, TreeVolution, a hybrid fiction/poetry... Read More →
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Elise Levine

Elise Levine is the author of the novels Blue Field and Request and Dedications, and the story collection Driving Men Mad. Her work has also appeared in Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, The Collagist, Blackbird, Best Canadian Stories, The Journey Prize Anthology, and Best... Read More →

Thursday October 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room F