Friday, April 20, 2012

FRIDAY April 20: Monsters of Poetry featuring Nick Dybek, Madeline McDonnell & Vinnie Wilhelm


Monsters & Rescue Press present a triple book release reading featuring: Nick Dybek, Madeline McDonnell & Vinnie Wilhelm!


Madeline McDonnell is a graduate of Brown University, where she was a Rose Writing Fellow, and The University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. She has taught writing at the Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, Cornish College of the Arts, and The University of Iowa; she has also worked as an editor and lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary. Her first collection of stories, There Is Something Inside, It Wants to Get Out, was published by Rescue Press in 2010, and her work appeared recently in Harvard Review.

Vinnie Wilhelm was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the author of the acclaimed short-story collection In The Absence of Predators (Rescue Press, 2011). A recipient of literary fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the National Endowment for the Arts, Wilhelm's fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly, Harvard Review, Southern Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Philadelphia.

Nick Dybek is a the author of the novel When Captain Flint Was Still A Good Man (Riverhead Books, 2012). He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Short Fiction, and The University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where he won a Maytag Fellowship and a Michener-Copernicus Award. Dybek has taught writing at a variety of institutions, including Augustana College, Western Washington University, the Center for Talented Youth, and the Bolivar County Correctional Facility. He lives in New York.

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