Join us to discuss Mary Stewart Atwell’s new book Wild Girls on April 18, 2014. Elizabeth Adan will join Mary in conversation.
Mary Stewart Atwell has written a novel that is at once funny and wise and stunningly inventive. Her wild girls are strange and fascinating creatures — a brilliant twist on the anger teenage girls can feel at their powerlessness — and a promise of the great things to come from this young writer.
Read a sample of the book here.
Coffee and light refreshments will be served. There will be lots of time for questions!
Mary Stewart Atwell, MFA, Washington University in St. Louis, 2002; MA, University of Virginia, 2007; Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2013, is an English professor at Cal Poly. In addition to writing Wild Girls, her short fiction has appeared in journals including Epoch and Alaska Quarterly Review, and in the anthologies Best New American Voices and Best American Short Stories.
Elizabeth Adan is an associate professor of art history at Cal Poly. She has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Contemporary Art, Religion, and Cultural Analysis with a Doctoral Emphasis in Women’s Studies from U.C.S.B. She also holds an MA in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley and an MFA in Studio Art from U.C.S.B. In 2000-2001 she was a Critical Studies Fellow in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.