Charlottesville Reading Series: Beams, Boggs, and Parker

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Fri. March 24, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Bridge PAI

209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hosted by: Charlottesville Reading Series and The Bridge PAI


Clare Beams (We Show What We Have Learned & Other Stories), Belle Boggs (The Art of Waiting), and Morgan Parker (There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé) read from their work.

Why Should You Attend?

“[We Show What We Have Learned is] a dazzling story collection—as if, by a rare sort of magic, Alice Munro and Shirley Jackson has conspired together to image a female/feminist voice for the twenty-first century that is wickedly sharp-eyed, wholly unpredictable, and wholly engaging.”—Joyce Carol Oates

“In this profound, moving study of fertility and motherhood, Belle Boggs takes us on a remarkable journey. Her book ponders the nature of reproduction in modern America, which is of necessity a means of pondering the nature of family, which is in turn a means of pondering the nature of intimacy and love. She does all this and more in luminous, generous prose.”—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree

“Outstanding collection of poems. So much soul. So much intelligence in how Parker folds in cultural references and the experiences of black womanhood. Every poem will get its hooks into you. And of course, the poems about Beyoncé are the greatest because Beyoncé is our queen.”—Roxane Gay