Friday, October 15, 2010

Reading - Brian Evenson, Joanna Howard, and Justin Sirois

Sunday, October 17 · 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location The Bistro (in The Johnson Center at George Mason University)
4400 University Drive Fairfax, VA

MOGALES invites you to the suburbs for an afternoon of cutting edge fiction.
BRIAN EVENSON is the author of ten books of fiction, most recently the limited edition novella Baby Leg, published by New York Tyrant Press in 2009. In 2009 he also published the novel Last Days (which won the American Library Association's award for Best Horror Novel of 2009) and the story collection Fugue State, both of which were on Time Out New York's top books of 2009. His novel The Open Curtain (Coffee House Press) was a finalist for an Edgar Award and an IHG Award. His work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he directs Brown University's Literary Arts Program. Other books include The Wavering Knife (which won the IHG Award for best story collection), Dark Property, and Altmann's Tongue. He has translated work by Christian Gailly, Jean Frémon, Claro, Jacques Jouet, Eric Chevillard, Antoine Volodine, and others. He is the recipient of three O. Henry Prizes as well as an NEA fellowship.

JOANNA HOWARD is the author of Frights of Fancy, a collection of short prose forthcoming from Boa Editions. Her work has appeared in Conjunctions, Chicago Review, Unsaid, Quarterly West, American Letters & Commentary, Fourteen Hills, Western Humanities Review, Salt Hill, Tarpaulin Sky and elsewhere. A chapbook In the Colorless Round, with artwork by novelist and artist Rikki Ducornet, is available from Noemi Press.

JUSTIN SIROIS is a writer living in Baltimore, Maryland. His books include Secondary Sound (BlazeVOX), MLKNG SCKLS (Publishing Genius) and Falcons on the Floor (forthcoming, Pub G.) written with Iraqi refugee Haneen Alshujairy. He is currently working on a novel about metal heads living in New Hampshire in the early 90s. He also runs the Understanding ...Campaign with Haneen and co-directs Narrow House. Justin received individual Maryland State Art Council grants in 2003, 2007, and 2010.

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Where to park

The GREEN lots on this map are FREE on the weekends. files/GMUParkingMap10.pdf

Any questions? Email Laura Ellen Scott at

This event is supported by the English Department at GMU.

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