Fiction writer Danielle Evans will give a reading at Washington and Lee University on Monday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The event is sponsored by the Glasgow Endowment.
The reading is free and open to the public and refreshments will be offered. Evans will be reading from her short-story collection, “Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self.”
This collection was a co-winner of the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize for a first book, a National Book Foundation 5 under 35 selection, the winner of the Paterson Prize for Fiction and the Hurston-Wright Award for Fiction. The book also received an honorable mention for the 2011 PEN/Hemingway award.
Evans’ work has appeared in magazines including The Paris Review, A Public Space, Callaloo and Phoebe, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2008 and 2010, and in New Stories from the South.
Evans received an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers Workshop, was the 2006-2007 Carol Houck Smith fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She now teaches literature and creative writing at American University in Washington.
W&L’s Glasgow Endowment was established by the late Arthur G. Glasgow for the “promotion of the expression of art through pen and tongue.” In the past four decades the endowment has hosted authors including W.S. Merwin, Mary Oliver, John Barth, Kelly Cherry and Eavan Boland.