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Thursday, October 17 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
20 in 20 Stanford: Down on the Farm

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Co-presented by Stanford Continuing Studies

Five extraordinary writers currently teaching at Stanford take the stage to read from their latest: Samina Ali (Madras on Rainy Days), Tom Kealey (Thieves I’ve Known), Charif Shanahan (Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing), Austin Smith (Flyover Country), and Lynn Stegner (For All the Obvious Reasons). FREE

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Sara Houghteling

Sara Houghteling is the author of Pictures at an Exhibition, a New York Times Editors’ Choice Book, and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. A recipient of an NEA grant, the Narrative Prize, a Steinbeck Fellowship, and a Fulbright, her work has also appeared in The New... Read More →

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Lynn Stegner

Lynn Stegner’s books include the collection For All the Obvious Reasons; novels Undertow, and Fata Morgana, both nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; Because a Fire Was in My Head, a Faulkner Award for Best Novel and a New York Times Editors’ Choice; and... Read More →
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Tom Kealey

Tom Kealey is the author of Thieves I’ve Known, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award and named as a Best Book by NPR. He is also the author of the Creative Writing Handbook, and his stories have been published in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly... Read More →
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Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Thom Gunn Award. Former Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America, he has received awards and fellowships from the NEA, the Academy of... Read More →
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Austin Smith

Austin Smith is the author of two poetry collections, Almanac and Flyover Country, both published through the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in fiction at Stanford, and has received an NEA grant for his prose. When he isn't teaching fiction... Read More →
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Samina Ali

Samina Ali is an award-winning author, curator, teacher, and popular speaker. Her debut novel, Madras on Rainy Days, was the winner of France’s prestigious Prix Premier Roman Etranger Award and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and named a Top Debut of the Year by Poets & Writers... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
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