IAN STANSEL & SARAH STRICKLEY

June 22, 2018 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Writers’ Workshop graduates Ian Stansel and Sarah Strickley will read from their new fiction.

Ian Stansel will read from The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo.  “Stansel confidently updates the American Western while honoring its most daring storytellers: Charles Portis and Larry McMurtry. In taut, cinematic prose, Stansel considers the romance of frontier justice, the seductive power of a good old-fashioned horse chase/manhunt and the heartbreaking costs of fraternal rivalry.” —Amber Dermont

Stansel is the author of the story collection Everybody’s Irish, and his work has appeared in Ploughshares, Joyland, Ecotone, and Salon. He teaches creative writing at the University of Louisville.

Sarah Anne Strickley will read from Fall Together: Stories Re-Told, published by Gold Wake Press. “Strickley’s work is bold, honest, and confident. Her language is the perfect combination of lyricism and directness . . . inventive stories that carry the reader into dark territory.” —Chris Offutt  

Her work has appeared in Oxford American, A Public Space, Harvard Review, Gulf Coast, The Normal School, and the Cincinnati Review. Strickley teaches creative writing and is the faculty editor of Miracle Monocle at the University
of Louisville.