“Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Mesha Maren”

March 12, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library Rm 113
1228 Dr. MLK Way
FL 34234
"Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Mesha Maren" @ Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library Rm 113

“Hermitage Writes @ Ringling College: Mesha Maren”
with Hermitage Fellow Mesha Maren

Presented in partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design

Tuesday, March 12 at 7pm

Ringling College of Art and Design, Goldstein Library Rm 113 (entrance at 1228 Dr. MLK Way, Sarasota, FL 34234)

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Part of the Visiting Writers Forum, the Hermitage partners with the Creative Writing Department at Ringling College to inspire students and community members alike. Hermitage Fellow Mesha Maren joins the series to offer insight into the process and craft of a writer. Her debut novel Sugar Run “creates bold new takes on venerable genres, a much-needed refresh of worn tropes and clichés (NY Times). She followed this success with Perpetual West, which The NY Times placed in the lineage of Cormac McCarthy and described as a “forceful addition” to the history of border literature. Hear this author who is reshaping stories and genres we thought we knew read selections of her work and talk process in this in-depth conversation.

Hermitage Fellow Mesha Maren is the author of the novels Sugar Run and Perpetual West (Algonquin Books). Her short stories and essays can be read in Tin House, The Oxford American, The Guardian, Crazyhorse, Triquarterly, The Southern Review, Ecotone, Sou’wester, Hobart, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation grant, an Appalachian Writing Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She was the 2018-2019 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of English at Duke University and also serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the federal prison camp in Alderson, West Virginia.