Homage to Winesburg with Michael Martone and Michael Mejia

Sep 8, 2022, 6:30 pm

Join Michael Martone and Michael Mejia at Weller Book Works to discuss Homage to Winesburg.

Michael Martone’s most recent books are Brooding essays, The Moon Over Wapakoneta: Fictions and Science Fictions from Indiana and Beyond, and Memoranda. Winesburg, Indiana, Four for a Quarter, Not Normal, Illinois: Peculiar Fiction from the Flyover, Racing in Place: Collages, Fragments, Postcards, Ruins, a collection of essays, and Double-wide, his collected early stories, Michael Martone, a memoir in contributor’s notes, Unconventions, Writing on Writing, and Rules of Thumb, edited with Susan Neville, are other titles in print. He is also the author of The Blue Guide to Indiana, published by FC2. The University of Georgia Press published his book of essays, The Flatness and Other Landscapes, winner of the AWP Award for Nonfiction, in 2000. With Robin Hemley, he edited Extreme Fiction. With Lex Williford, he edited The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction and The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. Martone is the author of five other books of short fiction including Seeing Eye, Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List, Safety Patrol, and Alive and Dead in Indiana. He has edited two collections of essays about the Midwest: A Place of Sense: Essays in Search of the Midwest and Townships: Pieces of the Midwest. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, Story, Antaeus, North American Review, Benzene, Epoch, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, Third Coast, Shenandoah, Bomb, and other magazines.'

Michael Mejia is the author of the novels TOKYO and Forgetfulness, and his fiction and nonfiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, he is editor-in-chief of Western Humanities Review, co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, and a professor of English at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, where he lives with his wife and their Jack Russell Terrier.

- ASL interpretation will only be provided by request. Email palomo@utahhumanities.org
- For livestream information, call Weller Book Works.
- PARKING Is Free And Available In The 600 South Parking Lot And Along The 700 East Buildings. There Is Also Parking Along Building A In Front Of Alice Lane And Building B In Front Of Pottery Barn. We Also Have An Underground Parking Garage That Is Accessible Along The Corner Of 500 South And Also On The Corner Of 600 East. There Is Roof Access Parking On The 500 South/700 East Corner Above Whole Foods.
HANDICAP PARKING Is Available Throughout Trolley Square. If You Are In Need Of A Wheelchair, Please Call The Trolley Square Security Office At 801-534-0160 And They Will Bring A Wheelchair To You. (Rental Is Free)
- We can accommodate people with wheelchairs where they wish to be seated.
- Single stall bathrooms are available adjacent to the bookstore, large enough for disabled people and families.
- There will not be an on-site sensory kit.
- No mask policy for this event.
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This event is made possible with support by Weller Book Works and Utah Humanities.

Weller Book Works

607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
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