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A reading and discussion with two former Stegner Fellows, Skip Horack and Kirstin Valdez Quade

Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

The Other Joseph

Night at the Fiestas


We're excited to introduce you to Skip Horack and Kirstin Valdez Quade who are both emerging as storytellers in full command of their craft. Join us for a very special evening with these two former Stanford Stegner Fellows as they discuss their new books and writing in general.

In The Other Joseph, Skip masterfully depicts a life driven off the rails by tragedy and sin —a man now summoned by the legacy of a beloved, lost brother to embark on a journey in search of understanding, happiness, and redemption. The New York Times Book Review hailed Skip's writing as, “…luminous, clean prose… He has a poet’s tuned attentiveness.”

With intensity and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade's unforgettable stories in Night at the Fiestas plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else to plumb its depths.

Skip Horack is a former Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he was also a Wallace Stegner Fellow. His story collection The Southern Cross won the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Fiction Prize, and his novel The Eden Hunter was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. A native of Louisiana, he is currently an assistant professor at Florida State University.

Kirstin Valdez Quade received a 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation and a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Narrative, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, she currently teaches at the University of Michigan. Her debut story collection, Night at the Fiestas, is due out this March from W. W. Norton & Company.




Event date: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349