Third Tuesday Author: Peter Rock
Tuesday, March 20 7 pm
Join us for a presentation by Peter Rock, author of SPELLS.
Spells is a novel-within-photographs that is a collaboration with five photographers and concerns shadows and bodies, the living and the dead, talking animals and all manner of shape-shifting. He is also the author of the novels Klickitat, The Shelter Cycle, My Abandonment, The Bewildered, The Ambidextrist, Carnival Wolves and This Is the Place, and a story collection, The Unsettling. Rock attended Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. His stories and freelance writing have both appeared and been anthologized widely, and his books published in various countries and languages. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Alex Award and others, he currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is a Professor in the English Department of Reed College. The film adaptation of My Abandonment, directed by Debra Granik, premiered at Sundance and will be released in 2018. Rock’s tenth work of fiction, The Weather, will be published in 2019. Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City.
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