ABBY GENI & JAC JEMC
Chicago based fiction writers Abby Geni and Jac Jemc will read from their fiction.
Writers’ Workshop Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction Abby Geni will read from The Wildlands. A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award, The Wildlands was also named a Best Book of the Fall by Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, Bustle, PopSugar, HuffPost, and Real Simple. "Geni's character-driven environmental thriller--think Silent Spring by way of Celeste Ng--centers on the survivors of a tornado that destroys an Oklahoma farm and kills the family's father." --Michelle Har
Abby Geni is the author of The Lightkeepers, as well as a short story collection, The Last Animal. She lives in Chicago and in Iowa City.
Jac Jemc will read from her remarkable, convention-dodging short stories, False Bingo. “Jemc's electric, nimble collection plumbs its characters' most intimate relationships and unearths potent hidden truths . . . . Many of these stories are only a few pages, allowing Jemc to deliver a range of payoffs, some unsettling, some poignant, all evocative. This constantly shifting collection will leave readers beguiled." --Publishers Weekly
Jemc is the author of A Different Bed Every Time, My Only Wife, and the novel The Grip of It; named a finalist for the Chicago Review of Books Award for Fiction and a recommended read by NYLON, W, Marie Claire, and Entertainment Weekly. She teaches at Northeastern Illinois University and StoryStudio Chicago, as well as online at Writers & Books and the Loft Literary Center. She is the web nonfiction editor for Hobart. She lives in Chicago.