Thursday, September 30, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.,
Online Workshop (Zoom)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional 

After you register for this event, you will receive the Zoom link. 

Speakers: Madhuri Vijay and Ash Davidson

Please join us for a reading and conversation with Ash Davidson to celebrate the release of Damnation Spring. She will be joined in conversation by Madhuri Vijay.

Publisher's Weekly says of Damnation Spring, "Davidson’s impressive debut chronicles life in a working-class community so thoroughly that the reader feels the characters’ anguish as they’re divided over environmental concerns that threaten their lives and livelihoods....The depiction of ordinary people trapped by circumstances beyond their control makes for a heart-wrenching modern American tragedy."

Ash Davidson was born in Arcata, California, and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has been supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and MacDowell. She lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Madhuri Vijay was born and raised in Bangalore. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, Best American Non-Required Reading, and Narrative Magazine.

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