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Sam Reese: Reading and Interview

Thursday 9 May 2019, 6.30PM

Join us at the York Medical Society for a special reading by Aotearoa/New Zealand-born writer Sam Reese.
This is a sneak preview, pre-launch event for Sam's debut short story collection, which will be published by Platypus Press in June. Come the Tide has been hailed as "a masterful collection" by Lochlan Bloom, while a recent review noted that the act of reading these "sun-soaked, water-drenched" stories "becomes an unusually visceral and enlarging experience".
The reading will be followed by an interview and Q&A led by Dr J.T. Welsch, and a wine reception.
Dr Reese is a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Northampton. As Sam V. H. Reese, he has written essays on surrealism and American fiction, the gender politics of cultural criticism, and why you need to read the stories of Mary McCarthy. His first critical work, The Short Story in Midcentury America, won the 2018 Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize. Blue Notes: Jazz, Literature, and Loneliness, his second academic monograph, is due out in September (both from LSU Press). 
This event is part of the Creative Dissonance: Writing Now CModS Research Strand and the Writers at York programme.  

Location: The Theatre, York Medical Society, 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW

Admission: All welcome