Wednesday, April 3 2013 in Hagerty Lounge
MARILYN ABILDSKOV received her MFA from the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Men In My Country, a memoir set in Japan. Her work has appeared recently in such literary journals as Hotel Amerika, AGNI, The Normal School, and The Southern Review. The recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award and fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, she teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California.
LOU BERNEY is the author of the novels Gutshot Straight and Whiplash River. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The New England Review, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and elsewhere. He has written feature screenplays and created TV pilots for, among others, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Focus Features, ABC and Fox. Currently he teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Oklahoma City University.
AMMON TORRENCE is a 2005 graduate of the MFA program in fiction and a former Chester Aaron Scholar. After completing the program, he did the smart thing and married a scientist, moved to Cambridge, UK for a two-year teaching stint and took advantage of the nationalized health care to start a family. In the midst of the rigors of writing a novel, he began a career in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) education, and currently directs a successful EFL program for students from over 20 countries studying in the Financial District of San Francisco.
LYNN XU was born in Shanghai. She received her MFA from Brown University and is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley. Her first book, Debts & Lessons, will be published by Omnidawn in spring 2013. She coedits Canarium Books and with her husband they divide their time between Marfa and Stuttgart.
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