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On Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm, the Creative Writing Program celebrates Jaimee Wriston Colbert, who was recently named Distinguished Professor, as she launches her novel How Not to Drown via Alcove Press. Three lucky attendees will receive a free copy of the novel. The reading will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Alexi Zentner. Please join us for this celebration via Zoom! Registration required.
About the reader: Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of six previous books of fiction, which won the Willa Cather Fiction Prize, Zephyr Prize, International Book Award in Fiction-Short Stories, IPPY Gold Medal, CNY Book Award in Fiction, and others. She’s been a finalist for the American Fiction Prize, Foreword Indies Book of the Year, and the International Book Award in Literary Fiction. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals. Originally from Hawai’i, she is Professor of Creative Writing at SUNY, Binghamton University.
How Not to Drown is available to pre-order at various online retailers.
Advance praise for How Not to Drown: “Wriston is utterly entrancing in her fourth novel, imaginatively exploring regrets, grief, obsessions, and love with fluent empathy and mordant humor. Improvising on her haunting signature themes—family conflicts, resilient young women, brokenness, the sea, and mystical beings—Wriston offers a complexly evocative, bittersweet, and richly involving tale.”
—Donna Seaman, Booklist