Special UCD Writing Event - Lecture with short story author Crystal Wilkinson!

The Avid Reader is happy to announce our participation with a series of writing lectures hosted by the University of California Davis, held at the Peter J. Shields Library (second floor, just upstairs to the left of the elevators, where signs will be posted!), and their next event in this series which will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 7 p.m. with author Crystal Wilkinson and her title Water Street!


More about Water Street:

The residents of Water Street are hardworking, God-fearing people who live in a seemingly safe and insulated neighborhood within a small Kentucky town: "Water Street is a place where mothers can turn their backs to flip a pancake or cornmeal hoecake on the stove and know our children are safe." But all is not as it seems as the secret lives of neighbors and friends are revealed in interconnected tales of love, loss, truth, and tragedy.

In this critically acclaimed short story collection, Crystal Wilkinson peels back the intricate layers that form the fabric of this community and its inhabitants -- revealing emotionally raw, multifaceted tales of race, class, gender, mental illness, and interpersonal relationships. The thirteen succinct stories offer fragmented glimpses of an overarching narrative that emerges, lyrical and fierce. Featuring a new foreword and a new afterword which illuminate Wilkinson's artistic achievement, this captivating work is poised to delight a new generation of readers.


More about Crystal Wilkinson:

Crystal Wilkinson is author of The Birds of Opulence, winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, and Blackberries, Blackberries, which won the 2002 Chaffin Award for Appalachian Literature. The winner of the 2008 Denny Plattner Award in Poetry from Appalachian Heritage magazine and the Sallie Bingham Award from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, she serves as Appalachian Writer-in-Residence at Berea College and teaches in the Spalding University low residency MFA in Creative Writing Program.


Event date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Peter J. Shields Library
Second Floor
Davis, CA 95616
Water Street (Kentucky Voices) Cover Image
By Crystal Wilkinson, Marianne Worthington (Afterword by), Jacinda Townsend (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780813169101
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of Kentucky - February 14th, 2017