Thursday, April 10, 2008

An Actual Kansas Special Edition: Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman was born in 1975. She holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her short stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Open City, Post Road, Conjunctions, n+1, and Story Quarterly, among other publications, and in the book Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve Anthology . Her book of short stories, The First Hurt (Open City Books) was short listed for The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember from 2006 by the New York Public Library.

Rachel will read:

Friday, May 2, 2008 @ 7pm

6 Gallery
(716.5 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS)

Free (but please put something in the "passed hat" if you can -- it will help cover the cost of Rachel's movement from where she lives in NYC to the airport, which is some insane amount that people in Kansas can't comprehend.)

An Actual Kansas Reading Series is teaming up with the University of Kansas English Department to welcome Rachel. Deb Olin Unferth asked us if we would consider making Rachel's visit part of the series so that she didn't have to read in some unfriendly university room in Wescoe Hall and instead read at the very friendly and cozy 6 Gallery that houses AAKRS and lots of art that you should buy. We jumped at the opportunity to take part in the event, so did Sally (of 6 Gallery). It should be fun.