January 29, 2010

Peninsula Literary Series Presents
A Reading on Friday, January 29, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
At  Gallery House, 320 South California Avenue, Palo Alto
@ Birch Street, through Printer’s Inc. Cafe
Alice LaPlante and Robin Ekiss
Carrie Hechtman and Jean Znidarsic, series co-organizers
About Gallery House  www.galleryhouse2.com

About the Featured Authors

Robin Ekiss

Robin Ekiss is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, a recipient of a Rona

Jaffe Foundation Award for emerging women writers, and author of the book,

The Mansion of Happiness (University of Georgia Press, 2009). Her work has

appeared widely, in The Atlantic Monthly, POETRY, APR, Ploughshares, The

Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco.

Alice LaPlante

Alice LaPlante is an award-winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. She teaches creative writing at Stanford University, where she was awarded a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and held a Jones Lectureship, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University.  Her fiction has been published in Epoch, Southwestern Review, and other literary journals and won a TransAtlantic Review prize. Alice is the author of five books, including the creative writing textbook Method and Madness (W.W. Norton 2009), which Booklist said “is destined to become a standard. ” Her novel, Turn of Mind, will be published by Grove Atlantic in 2010.


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