Novelist Kyle Beachy, author of The Slide and Roosevelt's current writer-in-residence, will read selections from his novel and short stories at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1st at the Gage Gallery to close up the Fall 2010 Roosevelt Reading Series. A discussion on the aesthetics and craft of fiction will follow. As always, coffee and cookies will be served at 4:30 p.m.
Here's what one review from the Chicago Trib said of Beachy's novel and writing style:
Beachy writes with quiet force about innocence and corruption, about how even something as transparent as water can be a source of deception. In sizzling dialogue, madcap action and striking soliloquies, Beachy grapples with the toxicity of ambivalence and the complexities of inheritance, grief and the failure to communicate as his brooding young hero begins to discern what it means to be a man.You are encouraged to check out Kyle's website (kylebeachy.com) to thumb through more of his writing, info, etc. Copies of The Slide will be available for purchase and signing at the reading.
Make it! It's the last Reading Series event of the year!