The Book Cellar
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Join us at The Book Cellar as Northwestern faculty Christine Sneed and Juan Martinez are joined by recent program grads for a night of readings!
About Christine Sneed:
The author of two novels and three story collections, Christine Sneed has also published stories in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, New England Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, Pleiades, Glimmer Train, Massachusetts Review, Meridian, Other Voices, Greensboro Review, River Styx, Phoebe, South Dakota Review,and a number of other journals.
Her stories have recently appeared in New Stories from the Midwest: "in the Bag"; The Catamaran Literary Reader, "Good Works"; The Southern Review, "Cafe de Flor"; Notre Dame Review,"The Goddess Complex"; New England Review, "Older Sister," The Literary Review, "The Junk Drawer"; Massachusetts Review, "Dear Kelly Bloom."
Christine Sneed has received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in poetry, is the 2013 recipient of the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation, and has received special mentions in the Pushcart Prize anthology for the stories "Quality of Life" and "Beach Vacation." She is also a former co-curator of Sunday Salon Chicago.
Sneed lives in Evanston, IL and is the faculty director of the MA/MFA program at Northwestern University and is also on the graduate fiction faculty of Regis University's low-residency MFA program.
About Juan Martinez:
Juan Martinez (PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2011) is a fiction writer. He was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has since lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. His work has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Glimmer Train, McSweeney's, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, and The Perpetual Engine of Hope: Stories Inspired by Iconic Vegas Photographs. “Best Worst American, his story collection, came out from Small Beer Press in February 2017.