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Julie Wittes Schlack

Join us in person on Thursday, February 10 at 7 PM for a reading and discussion of Julie Wittes-Schlack's new novel, Burning and Dodging. She will be joined in conversation by Pamela Petro, author of the memoir, The Long Field -
Wales and the Presence of Absence.

About the Book

Burning and Dodging by Julie Wittes-Schlack

On the cusp of sixty, after a lifetime of supporting the aspirations of others, would-be artist Tina Gabler is feeling a sense of urgency to take her own ambitions seriously and put her creative talents to the test. Temporarily unattached, Tina takes a position with former prime-time news anchor, Peter Bright at his home in the Thousand Islands. Aging and frail, Peter is trying to finish a book about the decline of objectivity in photojournalism-a meticulously documented expos of iconic but staged photographs that defined "reality" for an increasingly lazy and credulous public that, Peter believes, demands stories more than facts.

About the Authors

Julie Wittes Schlack

Julie Wittes Schlack is the author of a memoir in essays, This All-at-Onceness, named one of Kirkus Review’s 100 Best Indie Books of 2019, and of the novel Burning and Dodging. She writes and teaches both fiction and creative nonfiction and has an MFA from Lesley University. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Shenandoah, The Writer’s Chronicle, Ninth Letter, Eleven Eleven, and The Tampa Review. She reviews books for The ARTery and is a regular contributor to NPR station WBUR’s journal of ideas and opinions, Cognoscenti.

Pamela Petro

Pamela Petro is an artist, writer, and educator. She’s the author of four books of literary nonfiction, an artist’s book, and a graphic script, and has widely exhibited her photography. She teaches creative writing on Lesley University’s MFA Program and at Smith College, and is Director of the Dylan Thomas Summer School in Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Trinity St David, where she is also a Fellow. Pamela’s latest book, The Long Field - Wales and the Presence of Absence, A Memoir, was published by Little Toller Books in September, 2021 and chosen by The Telegraph and The Financial Times of London as one of the Year’s Best Travel Books.


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Event date: 
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
9 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
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ISBN: 9781684338429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Rose Writing - December 23rd, 2021

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