Creating Writing Reading Series: Mary Gaitskill and T..J. Jarrett

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Stage Two 618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60605

Columbia College Chicago presents the Fall 2017 Creative Writing Reading Series. This reading opens with a student reader and closes with a Q&A session with the audience. Selected titles will be available for sale.

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels The Mare; Two Girls, Fat and Thin; and Veronica, which was nominated for the 2005 National Book Award, National Critic’s Circle Award, and LA Times Book Award. She is also the author of the story collections Don’t Cry, Bad Behavior, and Because They Wanted To. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction and a Cullman Research Fellowship at the New York Public Library. Her latest work is the essay collection Somebody with a Little Hammer.

T.J. Jarrett is a writer and software developer in Nashville, Tennessee. Her collection, The Moon Looks Down and Laughs, was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. Her debut collection, Ain’t No Grave, (finalist for the 2013 Balcones Prize) was published with New Issues Press (2013). Her second collection, Zion, (winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition 2013) was published by Southern Illinois University Press.


About the Creative Writing Reading Series
The Columbia College Chicago Reading Series is committed to curating critically engaged contemporary works that challenge traditional discourse and embraces culturally relevant, diverse voices. The college’s unique connection to the vibrant cultural and educational district in the South Loop also sets the stage for some of the most fascinating, inspiring and influential conversations on the literary arts.

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Performance, Reading


School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English and Creative Writing


Free and open to the public

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