Each year hundreds of Middlebury alumni make a rare trip back to Vermont for Reunion, and New England Review is pleased to present the writers among them in an annual reading with alumni and faculty authors.
This year brings a range of accomplished journalists, poets, essayists, and novelists. Katherine Arden, Cedar Attanasio, Theo Padnos, Christopher Shaw, and Jeneva Burroughs Stone (pictured above) will read from their work on Saturday, June 11, at 1:00 p.m. Axinn Room 229, Middlebury College. Free and open to the public.
Katherine Arden (2011) has lived and studied in France and Russia, and is the author of the forthcoming novel The Bear and the Nightingale, which will be published by Random House in 2017.
Cedar Attanasio (2011.5) is a journalist who has covered the immigration and politics beats for the Latin Times, as well as protests and soccer fandom during the 2014 World Cup in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for IBT.
Theo Padnos (1991) will read a short bit from a novel he wrote during a recent spell in prison in Syria. The novel is about crime and punishment in an ISIS-like society. He is also the author of My Life Has Stood a Loaded Gun and Undercover Muslim.
Christopher Shaw, who has taught at Middlebury since 2003, is the author of Sacred Monkey River: A Canoe Trip With the Gods (W. W. Norton, 2000) and a former editor of Adirondack Life magazine. His writing has appeared in the New England Review, the New York Times, and many other periodicals.
Jeneva Burroughs Stone (1986) has published poetry and hybrid essays in Beloit Poetry Journal, Pleiades, Poetry International, Colorado Review, and other magazines, and her collection of linked essays and poems, Monster, is forthcoming from Phoenicia Publishing this fall.