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An Evening with Aimee BenderThe Provost’s Writers Series

An Evening with Aimee BenderThe Provost’s Writers Series

Visions and Voices

  • Date:
    Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • Time:
    7:30 PM
  • Venue:
    Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall
  • Cost:
    Reception and book signing to follow.

    Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Monday, March 10, at 9 a.m.

    USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
    General Public: To RSVP, click here.

Summary:

Aimee Bender, a professor of English at USC, is the author of several acclaimed books, including the best-selling novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon CakeThe Girl in the Flammable Skirt and, most recently, The Color Master. Her surreal, playful stories read like modern fairy tales.

Description:

The Provost’s Writers Series highlights the extraordinary talents of USC authors. Throughout the year, Provost Elizabeth Garrett will host four evenings featuring USC faculty, who will read from and discuss their recent publications. The series will provide opportunities for students and the community to engage with USC authors, learn about the incredible diversity of their work and celebrate the written word. 

Aimee Bender is a professor of English at USC. Her surreal, playful stories read like modern fairy tales. Bender finds the mythic in the mundane, illuminating contemporary life from unexpected angles. Her stories “introduce the world to honest, inspiring, brutal and beautiful people” (MSNBC). In a magical evening, Bender will read from her work and engage in a conversation with Brighde Mullins, director of the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC.

Bender is the author of several books, including the best-selling novel The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake and the New York Times Notable Book The Girl in the Flammable Skirt. Bender’s latest book, The Color Master, is a collection of short stories. Her short fiction has been published in GrantaHarper’sThe Paris ReviewMcSweeney’sTin House and other publications, as well as heard on NPR’sThis American Life.

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