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Kellogg Writers Series: Sarah Layden (Fiction Reading)

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Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Schwitzer Student Center, UIndy Hall A
Fiction Reading
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Free and open to the public!

The Kellogg Writers Series brings writers of distinction to the University of Indianapolis campus for classroom discussions and free public readings.

Sarah Layden is the author of Imagine Your Life Like This (University of Wisconsin Press, 2023), The Story I Tell Myself About Myself, winner of the 2017 Sonder Press Chapbook Competition, and Trip Through Your Wires (Engine Books, 2015), a novel. She is co-author with Bryan Furuness of The Invisible Art of Literary Editing. Her short fiction can be found in Boston Review, Stone Canoe, Blackbird, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the anthologies Best Microfiction 2020, Welcome to the Neighborhood, and Sudden Flash Youth, and elsewhere. Her recent nonfiction work has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Poets & Writers, Salon, River Teeth, The Millions, The Humanist, and Indianapolis Monthly

She earned a B.S. in journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and an MFA in fiction writing from Purdue University. She is an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“Open this book and you’ll want to stay forever in Sarah Layden’s imagined world. Appealing characters with interesting conundrums act right up to the limits of possibility. Layden has an ear for the absurdity in fraught moments that turn out to plumb depths. These stories can bring you to tears even as you laugh out loud.”—Sharon Solwitz, author of Once, in Lourdes