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Saturday, September 14 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Fractured American Dream in Fiction

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Join these novelists in a discussion of the American Dream as portrayed in our novels, what it means to pursue it, the shifting nature of what it means from one decade to the next. Each of our novels deals with the American Dream in some ways, the pursuit, the failure, the impact, the fleeting nature, what happens when it slips through your fingers.

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Erin Pringle

Erin Pringle is the author of the novelHezada! I Miss You (Awst2020) and two story collections,The Whole World at Once (West Virginia UP 2017) and The Floating Order (Two Ravens Press 2009). Her work has been published extensively, most recently in Willow Springs, New York Tyrant... Read More →
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James Charlesworth

James Charlesworth’s first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill, was published in January 2019. His writing has appeared in Natural Bridge and was awarded finalist status in Glimmer Train's Short Story Award for New Writers. He is also the recipient of a Martin Dibner Fellowship... Read More →
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Susan Bernhard

Susan Bernhard was born and raised in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, graduated from the University of Maryland, and lives with her husband and two children near Boston now. WINTER LOON (Little A, December 2018) is her debut novel.
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Rebecca Clarren

Award-winning journalist Rebecca Clarren has been writing about the rural West for nearly twenty years. Her journalism, for which she has won the Hillman Prize and an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, has appeared in such magazines as MotherJones, High Country News, The Nation... Read More →
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Emily Strelow

Emily Strelow is a Foreword Indies finalist and Lambda Literary Award finalist for her debut novel The Wild Birds. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Washington in Seattle, and has an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science. She was born and raised in Oregon’s... Read More →


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