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An Evening with Mona Awad & Quan Barry via Zoom

July 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $5

Mona Awad was born in Montreal and has lived in the US since 2009. Her debut novel, 13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A FAT GIRL (Penguin), won the Amazon Best First Novel Award, the Colorado Book Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Arab American Book Award. It was also long-listed for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour and the International Dublin Award. Her new novel, BUNNY was published in June 2019 by Viking Press, Penguin Canada, and Head of Zeus.

She was an instructor in the Literary Arts department at Brown University and in the English Department at the University of Denver. She earned an MFA in fiction from Brown University and an MScR in English from the University of Edinburgh where her dissertation was on fear in the fairy tale. She recently completed a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and English literature at the University of Denver. She currently lives in Boston.

Quan Barry will read from her novel, We Ride Upon Sticks (Pantheon, 2019). She was born in Saigon and raised on Boston’s North Shore; she is the author of the novel She Weeps Each Time You’re Born, as well as of four books of poetry. Her collection Water Puppets won the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was a PEN Open Book finalist. Barry lives in Wisconsin and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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July 31, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $5
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States