The English Department is hosting a reading via Zoom on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 7 PM CST in collaboration with Moon City Press. Author Andrew Bertaina will be reading from his collection One Person Away From You.
About Andrew Bertaina
Andrew Bertaina’s short story collection One Person Away From You won the Moon City Press Short Fiction Award in 2020. His work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Witness Magazine, The Normal School, Orion, and The Best American Poetry. He has an MFA from American University in Washington, DC. He currently works as a Lecturer at Howard University.
About Bertaina’s Collection
Lost City Books, an independent bookstore located in Adams Morgan, Washington DC, describes Bertaina’s collection as:
“A collection of stories that oscillates between the fantastic and the familiar: for every woman who turns into a swan, there’s a man who bungles a romantic relationship in Italy; for every sky that rains a torrent of laughter, there’s a husband reminiscing about his honeymoon. Above all, the stories explore our common lot of lostness and longing, our question of whether our life and loves are the right ones or the product of some cosmic error.
Whether it’s a sea appearing suddenly in a bone-dry valley, an angel musing on his relationship with a mortal woman, or a narrator yearning for an absent lover the deeply emotional stories search for meaning. Throughout this collection, characters and entire towns search through the constructs of identity, time, fairy tales, and love letters, to find the flicker of constancy in the sea of change that is human life.”
This event is free and open to the public, and the link will be accessible through the Moon City Press Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Moon-City-Press-183178960754/
We hope to see you on Zoom March 29, 2022, at 7 PM CST!