Malvern Presents: An Evening with Eric Shonkwiler, Ray Shea, Vincent Scarpa, and Lauren Becker

From Malvern's Facebook event page:

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Come join authors Eric Shonkwiler, Ray Shea, Vincent Scarpa, and Lauren Becker, as they read their latest work at Malvern Books. Copies of their published books will be available for purchase, and the authors will engage in a Q&A discussion, followed by book signings and mingling. The event is free and open to the public.



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Eric Shonkwiler has had writing appear in Los Angeles Review of Books, The Millions, Fiddleblack, [PANK] Magazine, Midwestern Gothic, and elsewhere. He received his MFA in Fiction from University of California-Riverside, where he was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship Award, and is the Regional Editor for Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as a former reader for [PANK] and former Editor-in-Chief for CRATE: The Literary Journal of UCR. Born and raised in Ohio, Eric is an extensive nomad, having lived and worked in every contiguous U.S. time zone, and finding himself on the road as often as not. Shonkwiler's critically acclaimed debut novel, Above All Men, is a 2014 Midwest Connections Pick and has been called “sparse and poetic” (Frank Bill) and “stark and plainspokenly honest” (Sundog Lit), and has been said to “weave a compelling narrative together with tightly written prose that makes the realities of the post-collapse society profoundly acute” (CCLaP). You can find him at http://ericshonkwiler.com/

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Ray Shea is a native of Boston and New Orleans and a graduate of Rice University, and has lived in Austin for most of the last two decades. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Hobart, apt, Sundog Lit, Fourteen Hills, and elsewhere. His essay "Forensic Biography and the Art of the Screenwriter" was recently a finalist for the Phoebe 2014 Annual Creative Nonfiction Award judged by Cheryl Strayed. He is currently at work on a collection of personal essays and a book-length memoir about fatherhood, violence, addiction, and memory, and writes poetry in his spare time. You can find him at http://raynola.tumblr.com/

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Lauren Becker is editor of Corium Magazine. Her work has appeared in Tin House (online), Los Angeles Review, Necessary Fiction, Alice Blue Review, and elsewhere. Her book of short fiction, If I Would Leave Myself Behind, was released in June by Curbside Splendor. She lives in Austin, Texas. You can find her at http://lauren-graysheep.blogspot.com/

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Vincent Scarpa is a James Michener Fellow in fiction at the University of Texas Austin. His stories and essays have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Austin Review, The Baltimore Review, and other journals. He is the host of the podcast Two Birds One Stoned with the writer Jess Stoner, and tweets at @vincentscarpa.

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Find out more about the 2014 Book Tour here: http://www.ericshonkwiler.com/2014/06/2014booktour2.html.