As part of the MSU English Department’s Fall Reading series, we are proud to host Amanda Marbais and Erika T. Worth for a fiction reading!
The event will take place on October 17th at 6:00 PM at 400 Union Club in Plaster Student Union.
Amanda Marbais‘s fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Fugue, Joyland, and more. She has been featured as part of Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading. She’s written reviews and cultural essays for Your Impossible Voice and Paste Magazine. Her short story collection, Claiming a Body, won the 2018 Moon City Fiction Prize. Of Claiming a Body, May-Lan Tan of the New York Times Sunday Book Review writes, “Each story in Marbais’s sharp, glittering collection forms a complete and chaotic universe constellated by characters who shape, destroy, captivate and confound one another. Their souls are cool and brave; their bodies grimy, fragile; their friendships laboratories in which to experiment with appetite and numbness.”
Erika T. Wurth’s publications include two novels, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and You Who Enter Here, two collections of poetry and a collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Boulevard, The Writer’s Chronicle, Waxwing, and The Kenyon Review. Wurth is a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Scholar. She’s represented by Julia Eagleton at the Gernert Agency, is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee (descendant) and was raised outside of Denver.