Fiction and Nonfiction Reading: Marie-Helene Bertino, Kyle Dillon Hertz, and Jodi M. Savage
Friday, January 26, 5pm
Fiction and nonfiction readings by Marie-Helene Bertino, Kyle Dillon Hertz, and Jodi M. Savage, with introductions by current MFA Creative Writing students Catherine Habgood (Bertino), Kaylie Barreda (Hertz), and Sophie van Well Groeneveld (Savage); followed by a reception/signing.
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The Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House is not currently wheelchair accessible.
Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of the novels Parakeet (New York Times Editors’ Choice) and 2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas (NPR Best Books 2014), and the story collection Safe as Houses (Iowa Short Fiction Award). Her fourth book, the novel Beautyland, will be published in January 2024 by FSG.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Electric Literature, Tin House, McSweeneys, Granta, BOMB, Guernica, and many others. Honors include The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellowship in Cork, Ireland, The O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, fellowships from MacDowell, Hedgebrook Writers Colony, The Center For Fiction NYC, and Sewanee Writers Conference. Her work has twice been featured on NPR’s “Selected Shorts” program. A former editor for One Story and Catapult Magazines, she has taught in the Creative Writing programs of NYU, The New School, and Institute for American Indian Arts. She currently teaches in the Creative Writing program at Yale University.
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Kyle Dillon Hertz is the author of The Lookback Window, a New York Times Editors' Choice. His work can be found in Esquire, Freeman's, Time, and more. He received his MFA from NYU and a residency from Yaddo. He teaches at The New School.
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Jodi M. Savage is the author of The Death of a Jaybird: Essays on Mothers and Daughters and the Things They Leave Behind. Her essays have appeared in Oprah Daily, The Huffington Post, Catapult, Kweli Journal, the VIDA Review, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and other publications. Jodi’s essays have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice, Best of the Net, and listed as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2019. Her work has been supported by the Storyknife Writers Retreat and the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Jodi is a Goldwater Fellow and MFA candidate in creative nonfiction at New York University. She is also an attorney and lives in Brooklyn with her French bulldog Buster.
Photo by Sylvie Rosokoff