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Julie Wittes-Schlack in conversation with Pamela Petro on Julie’s new novel, Burning and Dodging

February 10 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EST

Join Odyssey Bookshop both in person and online on Thursday, February 10 at 7 PM for a reading and discussion of Julie Wittes-Schlack’s (Nonfiction, June 2013) new novel, Burning and Dodging. She will be joined in conversation by Pamela Petro (Nonfiction, MFA Writing Faculty), author of the memoir, The Long Field – Wales and the Presence of Absence.

Julie Wittes Schlack is the author of a memoir in essays, This All-at-Onceness, named one of Kirkus Review’s 100 Best Indie Books of 2019, and of the novel Burning and Dodging. She writes and teaches both fiction and creative nonfiction and has an MFA from Lesley University. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Shenandoah, The Writer’s Chronicle, Ninth LetterEleven Eleven, and The Tampa Review. She reviews books for The ARTery and is a regular contributor to NPR station WBUR’s journal of ideas and opinions, Cognoscenti.

Pamela Petro is an artist, writer, and educator. She’s the author of four books of literary nonfiction, an artist’s book, and a graphic script, and has widely exhibited her photography. She teaches creative writing on Lesley University’s MFA Program and at Smith College, and is Director of the Dylan Thomas Summer School in Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Trinity St David, where she is also a Fellow. Pamela’s latest book, The Long Field – Wales and the Presence of Absence, A Memoir, was published by Little Toller Books in September, 2021 and chosen by The Telegraph and The Financial Times of London as one of the Year’s Best Travel Books.

This event will be both in person and streamed on Odyssey’s Facebook page.


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