Wednesday, April 15, 2009

April Actual Kansas: Clancy Martin and Christie Hodgen @ Wonderfair

Who: Clancy Martin and Christie Hodgen
What: read fiction
Where: Wonder Fair* (lower level of Casbah Market, 803 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS)
When: Friday, April 24, 2009, 7pm

Christie Hodgen
is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is the author of the novel Hello, I Must Be Going, and the short story collection A Jeweler's Eye for Flaw, which won the 2001 AWP Award for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. She is a pushcart prize winner. Her fiction appears in Ploughshares Magazine, amongst other places.

Clancy Martin is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His first novel, How to Sell, is set for release in May from Firar, Straus, & Giroux, and will be translated into five languages. His fiction also has appeared in journals such as NOON, 5_Trope, and Parakeet. He has authored, translated, edited several books on 'existential' philosophy. He lives somewhere near Kansas City with his wife, three daughters, and 4 toy poodles.

Here is a video of Clancy discussing the existence of god.

*Big thanks to Eric Dobbins at Wonder Fair for being willing to host this installment of An Actual Kansas on short notice. If you've never been to Wonderfair, we know you'll dig the digs.

See you there!