Seeing the World in Short Stories

Thursday, March 19 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Tara Campbell, Peg Alford Pursell, and Rion Amilcar Scott will discuss their short stories.

Tara Campbell (Midnight at the Organporium), Peg Alford Pursell (A Girl Goes Into the Forest), and Rion Amilcar Scott (The World Doesn’t Require You) will discuss their meditative, eye-opening, and at times bewitching short stories. Book sales and a signing will follow. This event will be free to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, and always full of heart—in Midnight at the Organporium, the everyday and the fantastic conspire to create the authentic.” —Erin Fitzgerald

“In these wistful, expansive stories, Pursell holds up a mirror to our lives and relationships. The stories excavate the lives of her narrators with honesty and clear, luminous prose. They are mysterious in the way the best fiction is—their truths echoing long after you turn the page.” —Karen E. Bender, National Book Award finalist

“[The World Doesn’t Require You is a] rich, genre-splicing mix of alternate history, magical realism and satire that interrogates issues of race, sexism and where both meet here in the real world.” —Chris Barton, The Los Angeles Times

This event is part of the 2020 Virginia Festival of the Book. A full schedule of events is available here.