April 2024 CRS

Friday, April 19 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the April Charlottesville Reading Series event, featuring Raisa Tolchinsky and Kevin Moffett.

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, Kevin Moffett will no longer be able to read for this event. Raisa Tolchinsky will be reading solo. Thank you for your understanding. 

Join us for the April Charlottesville Reading Series event, featuring poet Raisa Tolchinsky and fiction writer Kevin Moffett. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.

Raisa Tolchinsky is the author of the poetry collection Glass Jaw (Persea Books, 2024), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize (2023). She has published poems in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. Raisa earned her MFA from the University of Virginia and her BA from Bowdoin College. She was the 2022–2023 George Bennett Writer-in-Residence at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and is currently a student at Harvard Divinity School. Previously, Raisa lived in Chicago, Bologna (Italy), and New York City, where she trained as an amateur boxer.

Kevin Moffett is the author of two story collections, as well as The Silent History, a narrative app for mobile devices hailed as “the first—and definitive—Great American Digital Novel.” He is a frequent contributor to McSweeney’s, and his work has been awarded the National Magazine Award, the Nelson Algren Award, and a literature fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. More recently, he cowrote a pair of scripted podcasts for Gimlet Media, Sandra and The Final Chapters of Richard Brown Winters. He teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Virginia.


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