Monthly Archives: May 2014
“Jackson has always been one of the more intriguing and misunderstood writers of her generation, a woman writer at the cusp of feminism’s second wave who nevertheless was erroneously dismissed for writing mere ‘domestic fiction.’ Merrell brings this complicated and compelling woman to life through the kind of taut and intimate thriller Jackson herself would have been proud to call her own.”
First event for SHIRLEY: A NOVEL is in ten days, at John Jermain Memorial Library!
Beyond “The Lottery”
Wednesday, May 14, at 5:30 p.m.
John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 W. Water St., Sag Harbor, NY
In celebration of National Short Story Month, Susan Scarf Merrell (faculty member of the Creative Writing Program at Stony Brook/Southampton, fiction editor of The Southampton Review, and author of three books including the forthcoming Shirley: A Novel) will discuss the short stories of Shirley Jackson and the role they have played in her own understanding of the craft of writing. And, just because “The Lottery” has stayed with all of us since we first read it, we will draw lots and two winners will take home hardbound pre-publication copies of Shirley. Read it with the lights on!
Pre-registration suggested. Call 725-0049.