Randall Mann, Elizabeth McCracken, and Peter Trachtenberg
Writers Reading: Summer 2023
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND AVAILABLE TO STREAM | Randall Mann, Elizabeth McCracken, and Peter Trachtenberg will read as part of the Writers Reading series.
Randall is the author of six collections of poetry, including Deal: New and Selected Poems, published by Copper Canyon Press in May 2023. He is also the author of a book of criticism, The Illusion of Intimacy: On Poetry (Diode Editions, 2019). His writing has appeared in the Adroit Journal, Asian American Literary Review, Lit Hub, Poetry, and San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in San Francisco.
Elizabeth is the author of seven books: Here’s Your Hat What’s Your Hurry, The Giant’s House, Niagara Falls All Over Again, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, Thunderstruck & Other Stories, Bowlaway, and the forthcoming collection of short stories The Souvenir Museum. She’s received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Liguria Study Center, the American Academy in Berlin, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Thunderstruck & Other Stories won the 2015 Story Prize. Her work has been published in The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The O. Henry Prize, The New York Times Magazine, and many other places.
Peter is the author of 7 Tattoos, The Book of Calamities, Another Insane Devotion, and the forthcoming The Last Artists in New York, as well as essays and short fiction published in The New Yorker, Harper’s, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He's the recipient of Whiting and Guggenheim fellowships and the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction.