Poet Cate Marvin and fiction writer Karen Shepard will read from their most recent work on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 pm at Antidote Coffeehouse (729 Studemont in the Heights). The public is invited, and admission is free.
Cate Marvin is an associate professor of creative writing at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Her first collection of poetry, World’s Tallest Disaster, won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. She co-edited Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century with Michael Dumanis, and her most recent collection of poetry is Fragment of the Head of a Queen.
Karen Shepard teaches creative writing and literature at Williams College. She won the William Goyen-Doris Roberts Fellowship for Fiction from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. She is the author of three novels, An Empire of Women, The Bad Boy’s Wife, and most recently, Don’t I Know You?. A little known but crucial fact about Karen is that she was writer, teacher, and staff member at Writers in the Schools in the 90s.