On Thursday, August 9th, 7 p.m., at Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe in Middlebury, four writers will read from their work as part of the NER Vermont Reading Series: Megan Mayhew Bergman, Hugh Coyle, Lené Gary, and Tim Weed.
Megan Mayhew Bergman lives in rural Vermont with her veterinarian husband, Bo, and two daughters. Her story collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise (Scribner, 2012) was a Barnes and Noble Discover, IndieBound, Amazon, and Oprah pick, and her novel Shepherd, Wolf is forthcoming. Megan’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, Best American Short Stories, New Stories from the South, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Megan is a justice of the peace and occasionally teaches literature at Bennington College.
Hugh Coyle earned his MFA at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has served on the admissions board of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and on the administrative staff of the Bread Loaf School of English. His work has appeared in The Boston Review, New England Review, Green Mountains Review, Café Review, Christopher Street, and Vermont magazine, among others. He has received a Pushcart Prize and a Heekin Award in Fiction.
Lené Gary is a poet and writer living in Montpelier, Vermont. Her work has appeared in Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont, Poemeleon, Limestone, Six Little Things, Watershed, M Review, Pecan Grove Review, Silkworm, Crash, Connotation Press, Grandmother Earth, SAGE, Vermont Nature, KNOCK, and The Poet’s Touchstone. She holds a dual-genre MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she’s not writing, she can be found paddling her well-worn Mad River canoe.
Tim Weed’s stories and essays have appeared in many national magazines and reviews. His short fiction collection, The Camp at Cutthroat Lake, was a finalist for the Lewis-Clark Press Discovery Award. Based in Putney, Tim also teaches in the MFA writing program at Western Connecticut State University and is working on a novel. Read more at www.timweed.net.
This event is free and open to the public. Carol’s is located at 24 Merchants Row in Middlebury.
Sponsored by New England Review, with support from Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe, the Vermont Book Shop, and Middlebury Community TV, the NER Vermont Reading Series provides an opportunity for Vermont writers to read their work in front of an audience, and to acquaint local audiences with the talented writers who live and work among us.