Bestselling Novelist Janet Fitch

The Literary Southwest celebrates the beginning of its eleventh season of literary programming in Prescott with a reading by acclaimed novelist Janet Fitch. She will visit the series on Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m. in the Yavapai College Library’s Susan N. Webb Community Room (Bldg. 19, Room 147) on the Prescott campus. An open conversation, audience Q & A session, and a book signing follow the reading. Literary Southwest programs are presented admission free and are open to all.

Janet Fitch is the author of the best-selling novels White Oleander, an Oprah’s Book club pick, and Paint it Black, both made into feature films. Her most recent novel, Chimes of a Lost Cathedral, is a continuation of The Revolution of Marina M., set during the Russian Revolution. Her short fiction and essays have been widely published in anthologies and journals such as Black Warrior Review, Black Clock, Los Angeles Noir, Room of One’s Own, the Los Angeles Times, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She has received a Likhachev Fellowship to St. Petersburg, Russia, a Helen R. Whiteley Fellowship, and has taught creative writing at the Esalen Institute, at USC’s Master of Professional Writing program, and at the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program, as well as teaching regularly at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers workshops. Her popular Writing Wednesday writing tip videos can be found on her author Facebook page. She lives in Los Angeles.

The Hassayampa Institute presents The Literary Southwest is made possible by Yavapai College and the Yavapai College Foundation, with additional support provided by Peregrine Book Company.

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