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Class of 60’s Scholars in English, open to all.

Wed, November 18th, 2020
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

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“Apocalypse” can mean many things: its synonyms include not only “catastrophe” and “devastation,” but also, and more fundamentally, “revelation.”  Please join Franny Choi, Jim Shepard, and Ricardo Wilson at 7:00 pm Wednesday, November 18 for The Pleasures of Apocalypse, an evening exploring the anticipation, satisfaction and dread that come from thinking about The End.  

A conversation with the panelists will follow the reading.

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Franny Choi is the author of two poetry collections, Soft Science (Alice James Books) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing), as well as a chapbook, Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press). She is a Kundiman Fellow, a 2019 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellow, and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers Program.  A former News Editor at Hyphen Magazine, she co-hosts the podcast VS alongside fellow Dark Noise Collective member Danez Smith. She is a current Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in English at Williams College.

Jim Shepard has written eight novels, including The Book of Aron, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish Literature, the PEN/New England Award for Fiction, and the Clark Fiction Prize, and five story collections, including Like You’d Understand, Anyway, a finalist for the National Book Award and Story Prize winner.  Ten of his stories have been chosen for the Best American Short Stories, the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and Pushcart Prizes.   

Ricardo Wilson is an assistant professor of English at Williams College and has published fiction and critical work in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, Callaloo, The Common  (forthcoming), CR: The New Centennial Review, and Stirring. His first book, The Nigrescent Beyond, was just published.

Sponsored by the Class of 1960s Scholars and the Department of English.

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