“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.
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.