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Lee Conell, The Party Upstairs
January 14 | 8:00 pmFree
Author Lee Conell, graduate of Vanderbilt University’s MFA program in conversation with professor Nancy Reisman
Presented by the Nashville JCC
Sponsored by: The Porch and Vanderbilt University Creative Writing Program
An electrifying debut novel that unfolds in the course of a single day inside one genteel New York City apartment building, as tensions between the building’s super and his grown-up daughter spark a crisis that will, by day’s end, change everything.
About Lee: Lee Conell is the author of the story collection Subcortical, which was awarded The Story Prize’s Spotlight Award. Her short fiction has received the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award and appears in the Oxford American, Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere. She is a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Fellow as well as the recipient of creative writing fellowships from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
About Nancy: Nancy Reisman is the author of the novels Trompe L’Oeil and The First Desire, a NY Times Notable book, and the short story collection House Fires, recipient of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and she’s received awards and fellowships from the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Tennessee Commission for the Arts, among others. Born in Buffalo, New York, Reisman taught creative writing at the University of Michigan and the University of Florida before moving to Nashville. In 2005 she joined Vanderbilt’s Creative Writing faculty, and she currently teaches fiction writing and craft in the MFA and undergraduate programs.
- January 14
- Event Categories:
- Author Talk + Q&A, Cultural Arts
2640 N Forest Rd
Getzville, NY 14068 United States
- Katie Wzontek
- (716) 204-2084