Writers Reading Series: Sarah Messer and Alice Mattison
Writers Reading—January 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Alice Mattison’s new novel is Conscience. The Kite and the String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control—and Live to Tell the Tale is available in paperback. Several of her previous novels and story collections have been New York Times Notable Books or Editors’ Choices, including the novels When We Argued All Night and The Book Borrower and the story collection In Case We're Separated, which won the Connecticut Book Award for Fiction. Mattison’s stories, poems, and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Ecotone, and elsewhere, and have been reprinted in The Pushcart Prize, Best American Short Stories, and PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories.
Poet and Nonfiction writer Sarah Messer has received fellowships and grants from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, the NEA, and the Mellon Foundation. She was a poetry fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She is the author of four books: a hybrid history/memoir, Red House, a book of translations, Having Once Paused: Poems of Zen Master Ikkyu, and two poetry books, Bandit Letters, and Dress Made of Mice. She is a cheese maker at White Lotus Farms.