Events for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair start in just a couple days – and to kick it all off, we have an amazing progressive fiction reading by internationally renowned authors Shane Jones and Lance Olsen! This event takes place at the Western New York Book Arts Center, (468 Washington St.) Thursday, April 3rd, at 8pm.
Lance Olsen is author of twelve novels, one hypertext, five nonfiction works, five short-story collections, a poetry chapbook, and two anti-textbooks about innovative writing, as well as editor of two collections of essays about innovative contemporary fiction. His short stories, essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of journals, magazines, and anthologies, including Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Fiction International, Iowa Review, Hotel Amerika, Village Voice, Time Out New York, BOMB, Gulf Coast, McSweeney’s, and Best American Non-Required Reading. Olsen is a Guggenheim and an N.E.A. fellowship recipient, winner of the Berlin Prize and a Pushcart, and former governor-appointed Idaho Writer-in-Residence. Olsen currently teaches experimental narrative theory and practice at the University of Utah.
Olsen’s visit is sponsored by Medaille College as part of the Write Thing Reading Series.
Shane Jones is the author of Light Boxes (Publishing Genius/Penguin), The Failure Six (Fugue State), Daniel Fights a Hurricane (Penguin), and the soon-to-be-released Crystal Eaters (Two Dollar Radio).
Shane will be reading from his forthcoming novel, Crystal Eaters, for the first time ever!
His visit is sponsored by the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, in conjunction with the 2014 event.
The festivities will feature complimentary refreshments, courtesy of the BSPBF!
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