Sunday Shorts with Ellen Prentiss Campbell
- November 18, 2016
The author of Contents Under Pressure comes to Frederick on Sun., Nov. 20th, at 4PM.
In this collection of 11 short stories, Ellen Prentiss Campbell explores loss and yearning, hope and fear, and the tension between imagination, memory, and reality. She takes her characters — young, middle-aged, and elderly — to moments where the border between past and present crumbles.
Campbell uncovers dramas and mysteries beneath the surface of daily life whether in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, the suburbs of Washington, DC, or the heart of Manhattan. A practicing psychotherapist, she brings the art of listening for the unspoken, and expressing the unspeakable, to these pages. She is the author of The Bowl with Gold Seams, as well as Contents Under Pressure, which was nominated for the National Book Award. Her short fiction has been featured in numerous journals including the Massachusetts Review, the Fourth River, the Potomac Review, and the MacGuffin. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Fiction Writers Review, where she is a contributing editor, and The Washington Independent Review of Books. She lives in Washington, DC. Event is free; no registration required. Books are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each event.
At Curious Iguana, 12 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Click here for more info.