10th Annual Emerging Writers Festival

Common Hour event series
Sponsored by Philadelphia Alumni Writers House

Thursday, April 14, 2011
11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Readings and discussion featuring five promising, emerging American writers:

Elyse Fenton is the Author of the poetry collection Clamor. She has published poetry and nonfiction in The New York TimesBest New PoetsThe Massachusetts ReviewPleiades, and elsewhere.

Alex Taylor’s work has appeared in Carolina QuarterlyAmerican Short FictionThe Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of a short story collection entitled The Name of the Nearest River.

Grace Krilanovich, author of The Orange Eats Creeps, has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow and a finalist for the 2009 Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. She was named one of the National Book Foundations's "5 Under 35" for 2010.

Jason Fagone is the author of Horsemen of the Esophagus, and account of his year as a beat reporter on the competitive eating circuit. His journalism has appeared in GQEsquireWiredThe AtlanticSlate,PhiladelphiaThe Penn Stater, and the sports blog Deadspin.

Musician Henry Wolfe is a songwriter and singer, who fronted the indie rock group Bravo Silva. He recently completed his first full-length record of original material, entitled Linda Vista.

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This event is open to the public.

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