Elliott Holt, a New York Magazine Star of Tomorrow, was “already dreaming of the writing life in New York” by the age of seven. Come May 30, she will release her first novel.
Holt’s “prose crackles,” says Michael Cunningham, who ran the fiction section of Brooklyn College’s M.F.A. writing program from which she graduated. “She understands that, in fiction, the sounds of words matter as much as their meanings.”
On Thursday, May 30, Elliott Holt and Michael Cunningham will come together to discuss Holt’s debut novel, You Are One of Them.
Tonight at 7pm, The Center for Fiction celebrates a year of hard work and many accomplishments with readings from all nine 2012 Emerging Writers Fellows.
This week we’ll host two events where writers can meet and mingle. We’re especially excited to hear our 2012 Emerging Writers Fellows read from their latest work…twe are so proud of them!
Center for Fiction favorite, NOON, will return with an event celebrating their latest issue. Noy Holland, Lincoln Michel, Christine Schutt, Deb Olin Unferth, and James Yeh will be reading from their work. RSVP here.
Our 2012 Emerging Writer Fellows have been working at The Center for Fiction for a year and we wanted to celebrate their hard work and many accomplishments. The evening features readings by all nine of our writers: Leopoldine Core, Rosalie Knecht, Lisa Lee, Daniel Long, Manuel Martinez, Tracy O’Neill, Tim O’Sullivan, Jackie Reitzes, and Seamus Scanlon.
We will also be announcing our 2013 Emerging Writers Fellowships to Lexi Freiman (Brooklyn), Patricia Park (Queens),Jane Rose Porter (Brooklyn),Onnesha Roychoudhuri (Brooklyn), Ricco Villanueva Siasoco (Manhattan), Bezalel Stern (Manhattan),Lauren Wilkinson (Manhattan), Brennen Wysong (Manhattan), and Courtney Zoffness (Brooklyn).
For more information on this program click here.
The Center for Fiction Fellowships for NYC Early Career Writers are made possible through a grant from The Jerome Foundation with matching funds from individual donors.