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Salon@615 welcomes Moore, Minot

Authors to share stage in Nashville

The Salon@615 series welcomes authors Lorrie Moore and Susan Minot to Montgomery Bell Academy on Saturday, March 29 at 4:00 pm. The free author reading series is presented by partners Humanities Tennessee, Parnassus Books, Nasville Public Library, and Nashville Public Library Foundation.

Moore, after many years as a professor of creative writing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is now Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Moore has received honors for her work, among them the Irish Times International Prize for Literature, a Lannan Foundation fellowship, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award and the Rea Award for her achievement in the short story. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction and for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her new collection of stories is entitled Bark: Stories.

Susan Minot is an award-winning novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. Her first novel, Monkeys, was published in a dozen countries and won the Prix Femina Etranger in France. Her novel Evening was a worldwide bestseller and became a major motion picture. She lives with her daughter in New York City and Maine. Her newest novel is Thirty Girls.

The talk will take place in the Dead Poets’ Society room in the Lowry Building. There is a parking garage adjacent to the building, accessible from Wilson Avenue. Salon@615 is a free series. Advance tickets for Salon@615 events are not required, but are available two weeks prior to the event at ticketsnashville.com for a $2.50 handling fee.

Complete details of the program, including video of prior events, and upcoming readings, are available at: http://nashvillepubliclibrary.org/salonat615/.