July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm
Prairie Lights

Theodore Wheeler, Tyrone Jaeger and Dave Madden will read from their new books, Bad Faith, So Many True Believers, and If You Need Me I’ll Be Over There. The reading is a collaboration between Queen’s Ferry Press and Indiana University Press.

Theodore Wheeler will read from his debut collection of stories, Bad Faith, “a perfect lesson in perfidy, deception, and duplicity, a contemplative exploration of the vagaries of the double-minded human heart.” Amina Gautier  Theodore Wheeler’s short fiction has appeared in numerous literary magazines. A graduate of the Creighton University creative writing program, he’s won the Tarcher/Penguin Top Artist Writing Contest, the Marianne Russo Award from the Key West Literary Semina. He lives in Omaha, where he is a legal reporter covering the civil courts of Nebraska.

Tyrone Jaeger will read from So Many True Believers, his debut collection of stories. "Tyrone Jaeger is a new writer with a big heart, a delight in language, and a deft and subtle touch; So Many True Believers is gentle and melancholy, a story collection linked like a set of Christmas lights, a series of bright bulbs glowing against the cold and dark night." —Lauren Groff   Born and raised in the Catskill Mountains, Tyrone Jaeger has also lived in Florida, Ireland, California, and Colorado. A graduate of the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Nebraska, he currently teaches at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

Dave Madden will read from If You Need Me, I’ll Be Over There. "Dave Madden has again given us a wonder of a book. These charismatic stories, as funny as they are sad, are attuned to the possibility of disorder beneath every human aspiration." —Paul Lisicky   Dave Madden is author of The Authentic Animal: Inside the Odd and Obsessive World of Taxidermy. His shorter work has appeared in Harper’s, Prairie Schooner, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the Sherwood Anderson Award in fiction and an AWP Intro Journals Award in nonfiction. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.