BENNETT SIMS

September 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate Bennett Sims will read from his new collection of stories, White Dialogues. A house-sitter alone in a cabin in the woods comes to suspect that the cabin may need to be "unghosted. "A raconteur watches as his life story is rewritten on an episode of This American Life. And in the collection's title story, a Hitchcock scholar sitting in on a Vertigo lecture is gradually driven mad by his own theory of cinema. Sims moves from slow-burn psychological horror to playful comedy, bringing us into the minds of people who are haunted by their environments, obsessions, and doubts.

Bennett Sims is the author of the novel, A Questionable Shape, winner of the 2014 Bard Fiction Prize. His fiction has appeared in A Public Space, Conjunctions, Electric Literature, Tin House, and Zoetrope: All-Story. He is teaching fiction writing this semester at the Writers’ Workshop.